With beautiful landscapes and a unique cultural heritage, the city of Bandung has long been a favourite travel destination. Known as Paris van Java, the city has been popular since colonial times thanks to its climate, fashion and culinary delights.
Bandung makes an ideal weekend retreat after a hard week’s work. Take the high road, through a land covered in tea plantations, ricefields, flower gardens and fruit orchards, and savour the freshness of the mountain air. Then descend into the city and experience the colonial charm of famous Bandung landmarks such as Gedung Sate, Jalan Braga and Asia Afrika, and historical buildings such as the one that hosted the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference.
Enjoy new experiences such as Sundanese Art at Saung Angklung Ujo, or taste Bandung’s unique culinary delights. And don’t forget to make time for a shopping excursion along Jalan Dago or Jalan Riau, which beckon even the inveterate shopper with a huge choice of factory outlets, distros and boutiques.