Bandung is a beautiful city in West Java, Indonesia. When the Dutch colonial ruled Indonesia, they called Bandung as Paris van Java. Maybe it is because the weather that remind the Dutch to the city of Paris. In 1990 Time magazine spotted Bandung as the safest city in the world.
Bandung is important in Indonesian history. One of the biggest fight between Indonesian freedom fighter and the colonial was happened in Bandung. The fight was well known as “Bandung Lautan Api” (Bandung the sea of fire).
The city was also the place where the first venue of Asian-African Conference.
In the recent years Bandung has turn into one of the top tourist attraction in Indonesia. Every week, hundred of thousand travelers are coming to Bandung to enjoy their weekend. Here are some of attraction to visit in BandungTangkuban ParahuThis volcano is located in the north part of Bandung. Beside the cold and nice weather, Tangkuban Parahu is also well known for its awesomely beautiful scenery. It only takes less than 2 hours to get here from the center of the city.Kawah Putih (White Crater)
In the south of the city there is an attractions called Kawah Putih. The cratter offer unforgettable scenary.
It is undeniable that shopping is another main attractions in Bandung. One of the best place to shop in Bandung is in Cihampelas. There are hundreds of factory outlet open for customer in this area. Travelers can shop for clothes, bag and even accessories. Most of the factory outlet are open for bargain.
Best Hotels in Bandung
Things to remember when planning a weekend getaway in Bandung is to order hotel in Bandung earlier. On the weekend you might find it difficult to book for hotel in Bandung.
Here are some of the best hotels to stay in Bandung
Hilton Bandung Hotel
The hotel is part of Hilton hotel chains. The 5 stars hotel is located in the center of the city. Making it easy for traveler who are looking to explore Bandung more.
Price: $60 – $120 per night
If you’re looking for a luxurious hotel to stay, then Sheraton is the hotel to choose.This hotel offer their guest fascinating facilities and ease of access.
Price $80 – $180 per night