|Bandung is an all-time favorite vacation destination for the Indonesians as well as the Westerners. Though there are no coastal shores nearby, people come from various countries and continents to enjoy the coolness of Bandung which is maintained throughout the year. The city lies in the southern part of the country in the West Java province so Asians, Australians and Europeans tend to reach the city with ease. As visitors of various ranges come here for enjoying their holidays there are a number of affordable hotels in Bandung.
Wow! Which comes from your lips with no delays when you see the plantation areas. You could buy fresh tea leaves and explore the fields while you are here. Travel deeper into the nature by taking a day trip to the Forest Park Conservation Area (Dago Pakar). You could spot the Dutch cave and the Japanese cave here, play in the waterfalls, watch the animals and enjoy the fresh air. You can also plan to stay in nice Bandung budget hotels near the park if you wish. Of course there are many water bodies in the city mostly clean and less crowded. You will surely enjoy the lake view and the walking trails in the Kawah Putih. See an erupted volcano and experience the warmth from the hot springs in the Tangkuban Perahu. If you just want to escape the busy town make your move to the Patengan Lake. Take a boat ride on the calm lake and enjoy the scenery.
Bandung town holds many historic buildings which grabs attention from each individual that passes by. The architecture and the interiors of the Villa Isola building is a must to see. The other such architectural buildings include the Denis Bank Building, Tiga Warna, Bank Indonesia Building and the Gedung Sate. The traditional architecture is followed by most of the Indonesia hotels anyhow.
Get to learn things which you don't know in the Geology Museum. The displays are rare and clean. It is a nice place to enjoy with your kids. Close to this museum is the Indonesian Postal Museum. Various stamp collections from various countries and periods are displayed here.
The food is actually tasty and available in different flavors. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the Sundanese, Chinese and Malay dishes. Though there are many cheap hotels in Indonesia where food comes as a compliment with your stay you must definitely try out the street food items to experience the authentic taste. The Paskal food market has various stalls serving different varieties of delicious dishes. Shopping opportunities are brighter in the Cihampelas Walk or simply called as Ciwalk. The shopping mall is huge with a number of shops selling accessories, clothing, wooden carvings, food, etc. You could also get better products in Pasar Baru Trade Center at a cheaper rate. Women's clothing, curtains and other furnishing garments, bags, kids wear, prayer items, jewelry, shoes and tailored clothing are also available. You can reach the topmost floor to taste the food items and the drinks sold.