Get surprised by the panorama of active volcanoes and the endless scenery of green plantations. The region is perfect for extended or short treks across the green carpets of tea plantations. It is rare to find that balance of calm nature and the unpredictable nature of the volcanoes.
Indonesia for Families
Loads of Fun, Good Food and Great Shopping in Bandung
Bandung is well-known for its cooler climate, great food and fun things to do. It is no wonder to see the third largest city of Indonesia fast becoming a popular tourist destination. Once there, you will love the salubrious climate, definitely ideal for a holiday. Log on to Traveloka if looking for some hot deals and affordable packages well within your budget. As far as hospitality is concerned, Novotel Bandung is a popular choice among the locals and tourist for lodging.
Explore the theme parks
Bandung’s amusement parks such as Dusun Bambu and Trans Studio can keep you busy and amused for hours, especially if you have kids. Everyone in the family will enjoy unique activities as canoeing or hot air balloon riding. Try the Yamaha Racing Coaster, the fastest coaster in Asia.
Enjoy the cool farm life
De’Ranch is another hot attraction, a must visit for all those who have secretly desired to be a cowboy, kids included! Dress up like a cowboy and participate in cowboyish archery or horse-riding around the premises.
Time to be with nature
Bandung is situated on elevated grounds between volcanic mountains, it is no surprise to see several beautiful natural attractions. Dago Pakar, Situ Bangedit lake and Mount Papandayan are popular mountain areas. Children will love to visit the waterfalls in Dago Pakar or take a walk through the Taman Hutan Raya Park.
Shop till you drop
Shopping in any of the great shopping malls and factory outlets in Bandung happens to be a lot cheaper than it can be in Singapore. Think Guess, Adidas and more brands such as Mango and Zara at the Heritage and the Rumah Mode, two popular factory outlets. If you seek for even higher brands and don’t mind the price tags, visit Paris van Java and Cihampelas Walk. Your kids will simply love Paris Van Java and its mini farms where children can feed baby goats, cows and rabbits.
End your day with some great food
After all that walking, exploring and shopping, you will probably tired and in need of a bite. Bandung will not disappoint the most finicky of foodies, as there is no shortage of great restaurants and cafés serving a wide array of food.
Enjoy traditional Indonesian dishes with stunning views around at Kampung Daun.
There are many quirkier places out there to keep the palate and eyes of the hardcore foodie happy at all times. You are sure to adore Warung Daweung if you love art, good views, and great food. Belle Vue Rooftop Garden Café offers French and Italian cuisine as well as great views too.
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You can also find more info about Bandung at the Official Visit Indonesia website.