Getting to know a new city or a new country is a fulfilling and exciting journey. It puts you on the cusp of an adventure. In Indonesia, you will find a rich countryside, colorful cities and towns, and friendly local dwellers that are happy to lend a hand to visitors. The cuisine may not be what you are used to, but it is excellent in its own right. Delving deep into the culture of this country shows a beauty that is far more than skin deep. So, if you are planning a trip to Bandung, Indonesia, you need to know where to go to make the most of your time there.
Check out our top picks for things to do and see in Bandung:
If you’re looking for a day of embracing nature, then look no further than Ranca Upas. With the beautiful backdrop of the mountains rising in the distance, this park’s main attraction is the deer conservation. Get up close and personal with deer in their natural habitat, and even go and feed them if you want to!
Also in Ranca Upas, there are many outdoor activities available, fun for the whole family. With a mini water park, fishing, ATV riding and more, there is something here that every member of the family will enjoy.
Tea Plantation (PTPN)
This is something a bit off the beaten path, but a classic cultural experience. With its beautiful terraced landscapes, wandering around these fields will give you an inside view of how tea is really made. The pictures that you take will amaze your friends back home! A guide can take you through the plantation and as you observe the tea pickers working, he will explain to you the different types of tea leaves and the process that they go through to become what we know as tea. It is a beautiful area that will surely be a highly to your visit to Bandung.
Saung Angklung Udjo Show
Dive into a whirlpool of local culture by going to see Saung Angklung! This two-hour show is jam packed with different cultural performances, including the Wayang Golek (puppet show), Tari Merak (peacock dance) and classic Java style music made with the Angklung (a musical instrument made of bamboo). Students from the Udjo keep the rich culture of Bandung alive, and you can see their hard work pay off in this incredible show.
Here’s the best part: you as the audience have a chance to participate as well! Everyone gets a quick Angklung lesson and then gets to be involved in the performance! Come to this show and immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience.
Adventure is always just around the corner here. Just two hours from the city of Bandung sits an active volcano. Take the opportunity to set foot in it, and watch the white smoke rise as its fire rumbles beneath the crust of the earth.
At the top of the crater you will get the best view, a jagged and harsh landscape that fades into lush green at the edges. Also at the top you will find many local shops selling all sorts of trinkets and gadgets. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or your next meal, you can find it in these quaint shops.
Are you ready for an adventure? What else would you recommend seeing and doing in this beautiful area?
13 thoughts on “5 Things to Do and See in Bandung, Indonesia”
Wow, so pretty!! I have a friend who lives near Bandung and I’m hoping to visit her next year – hopefully I will get to go to some of these places!
Nice! Some of my friends also live nearby Bandung <3!
It sounds fun that you get to participate in the Saung Angklung show! I’d love to visit Indonesia, I’ve only been to Bali nearby
It’s so much fun, Suze. Try it one day! So worth it!!
wow! Looks amazing and quite varied! Not what you think of when you think Indonesia!
What are you waiting for, Andrew :)?
Would love to go to Ranca Upas one day. I think my friend said that he camped there too!
Nice to hear that, Timo. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Bandung never runs out of interesting places and things to do, and oh not to mention the food…! :D
Agree! The food there is to die for, I must day!! :)
What a beautiful looking place and fab photos as usual! ! I’d love to go to Ranca Upas and feed the deer! :-)
Thank you, sweetie!
Hi Agnes ,I just found your blog and it is fun to read ur articles.I’m from Indonesia staying currently in Dubai,keep blogging and travel more Agnes…?