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Culture of Bandung. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bandunv visit In the end of the 19th century Bandung was already a famous and a popular resort town and a favorite place of rest of wealthy Europeans. Nowadays numerous mansions and palaces built in the art deco style, which can be found in the city, remind of those times. These beautiful houses have the full right to be called the main decoration of the city. Villa Isola is surely one of the most unique architectural places of interest and one of the most popular sights of the city. The construction of the villa took place in the 30s of the 20th century. The building is a unique combination of Indian and European architectural styles and is located in a beautiful foothill area.
Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel can be safely called the most famous and popular accommodation place in Bandung. It occupies a unique wave-shaped building that is an architectural landmark of … Open
Savoy Hotel is another prominent landmark of the city. The luxury hotel occupies a historic building notable for its magnificent colonial design. Several centuries ago among the regular customers of the hotel were many rich and noble people, and even representatives of royal families. Among the internationally renowned guests of the historical hotel were king of Siam, Queen of Belgium and even the great comedian Charlie Chaplin.
Continue your acquaintance with the local architectural landmarks by making an excursion to the building of the Dutch India Company. The facade of this mansion is made in the best traditions of the Renaissance style. The inner decoration of the house is reminiscent of design of ancient Moorish palaces. Among other attractions of the city we should definitely mention the Great Mosque of Bandung, which keeps attracting new and new visitors by the original design of its rooms and unusual architectural forms. Copyright
Connoisseurs of classical traditions can choose one of the wonderful old villas in Bandung. An attractive hotel Paras Yogya is located in a renovated villa resembling an amazing museum. In … Open
Both Bandung and its suburban areas are the location of a large number of natural attractions. Tangkuban Perahu volcano is considered one of the most famous natural sights of the region. Tourists are welcome to visit the crater of this large volcano. Typically, an excursion to Tangkuban Perahu starts from visiting a small provincial town Lembang, where visitors can look at the everyday life of the local people. You can climb to the crater of the volcano by car or make a walk to it and enjoy a beautiful volcanic landscape along the way.
Fans of eco-tourism will be surely interested in visiting Dago Pacar Park, in which territory you will find several beautiful waterfalls and deep caves, and many other notable objects that are worth of attention of every tourist. It should be definitely noted that during the Second World War the caves of the park Dago Pacar were used as shelters, so this attraction is very interesting from the historical point of view.
Travelers who visit Bandung in search of romance and seclusion increasingly prefer Sensa Hotel. Everyone could pick a room for a romantic vacation here; rooms with panoramic windows and … Open
The suburban area of Bandung, which is located near Lembang, is the location of the only observatory in the country. Every year the observatory is visited by tens of thousands of travelers. These are just some of the remarkable sites of the famous resort in Indonesia, a visit to which will make your stay in this amazing resort truly unique and diverse.
The museums in Bandung are also deserving of attention, and that is for a fact. The city is famous for the reason that it was here in 1955, that the Bandung Conference took place. This incident made an important contribution to the development of human rights. A museum is dedicated to this event, and it is therefore called the Museum of the Asian-African Conference. The exhibits here include wax figures, mock-ups recreating the atmosphere of that time, archives, photographs and documents. Indonesia Postal Museum introduces visitors to the history of the post office of that time when there was no Facebook, gmail and twitter. There is another interesting museum called the Bandung Science Center. Here among the exhibits, you will come across everything that can acquaint you with the natural sciences.
Bandung has many shops you can dream of. Frugal tourists mostly prefer Rumah Mode Factory outlet. It is located not far from the city center and offers a huge choice of clothes and shoes of … Open
The building of the Bandung Institute of Technology attracts attention to itself immediately – its beautiful pagodas seem unreal and peaceful. Doing science here is a pleasure. It is easy to involuntarily start feeling jealous for those who are lucky to study here and observe such beauty every day. The institute was built in 1920. Another building, which is that of Bank Indonesia, was built in the colonial style and is reminiscence of those times. The building was constructed in 1918 and is historic.
Indonesia is one of the countries in which tea production is highly developed. Therefore, it is definitely worth visiting the Tea Plantation and getting acquainted with the life of locals. The tea plantation is located at the point of exit from Bandung, and extends to the national reserve Kawah Putih. The Lactasari Dairy Farm Zoo is also worth a visit. This kind of leisure will be particularly enjoyed by children. It should be mentioned that the farm zoo is located on the roof of a shopping center, and you can see pets like rabbits, goats, deer, and cows here.
Bandung is one of the largest economic and cultural centers of Indonesia. The city attracts thousands of tourists by its unforgettable mix of western and European traditions. The city was … Open
It is worth visiting Ereveld Pandu Dutch Cemetery in order to feel the pacifying atmosphere. The cemetery is quite old, and is built in the Dutch style. About 4,000 military and civilians killed during World War II are buried here. Please note that the city has Christian churches too, for example, St. Peter’s Cathedral. This cathedral is the most important Christian place of worship in the city. The church is huge, and the inside is striking in scale and spaciousness. The building was constructed in 1922 in the neo-gothic style. Another church worth visiting, but not as monumental as the one mentioned above, is the Chapel Kabar Gembira Maria. This is a small chapel, a visit to which will bring only the most beautiful impressions.
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Culture guide to Bandung. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bandung: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bandung. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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