Travelling in BandungBlog
Well-known as Paris of Java, Bandung offers soothing natural landscape with vibrant lifestyles and unique activities that can’t be missed. Have fun with your friends from having adventurous trips going around through the mountains until pamper up in relaxing moments of shopping and doing traditional beauty routines in Bandung. Therefore, pack up the suitcase, and spend once in a lifetime moment for this fabulous trip that you won’t forget. Because friends that travel together, stay together.
If you are an avid fan of Indonesian movies, then you do realize most of them were majorly shot in places around Bandung. Start the trip to reminisce every memorable scene from ‘Heart’ movie, by visiting Situ Patenggang. Remember the canoeing scene between Farrel and Luna? With only took two hours’ ride from city center, you can have the same experience when visiting Situ Patenggang. The beautiful sceneries of lake and surrounding pine forests are definitely pleasing the eyes. For only 20 k per person, take a stroll around the lake or go canoeing for taking Instagram worthy shots.
After going back in the city of Bandung, head to the Braga Street for catching a glimpse of Dutch colonial lifestyle. Inspired from ‘Madre’ movie, visit Canary bread and bakery located in the intersection of Naripan street and Braga street. Effortlessly timeless, this historical bakery has been selling various delicious patisseries for almost 100 years. Come between 06.00 – 08.00, to have freshly-baked steamed brownies and pisang bolen (banana-filling crusted pie) before it runs out.
Aside from historical restaurants, Braga Street also offers affordable casual bar lounges. Strategically located beside a minimarket, Baraga Bar is a great place to chat and mingle with friends. Its cozy ambiance, various selections of good liquors, topped with outstanding live music, will spice up the night. Meanwhile, take a rest after having sleepless nights in Chez Bon Hostel. Still located inside Braga complex, this little place is a hidden gem filled with comfy mattresses that you can sleep for only 150 k and equipped with large spaced of social areas.
After checking out from the hotel, start the day by taking a visit to Sin Sin Art Shop. Whether looking for ethnic wooden statutes or silver artistic relics, Sin sin art shop provides many artistic products across Indonesia that are just perfect for souvenirs. On the other hand, for painting lovers, Galeri Tatarah which located next to Sin Sin Art shop sells lots of collections of landscape paintings. Some of the painters in Galeri Tatarah have been worked for 80 years, so there is no doubt on its quality. Lastly, Pasar Baru is an integrated shopping center selling garment products. Visit it during afternoon since it is less crowded and there will be special discount given for customers who purchase in large quantities.
Pamper up the body, mind, and soul together with your friends in one jam packed activities of spa day. The Mariaty’s Spa & Gallery located in Setiabudhi is a great place to relieve all stress and sore on the body after spending a rigorous time of shopping and sightseeing. The spa atmosphere is traditional Indonesian, compiled with batik fabrics and well-crafted Indonesian wooden furniture. As the background of Balinese and Javanese music plays, indulge yourself in 90 minutes of the javanese massage session, where warm oil that soothes the skin will rejuvenate your body.
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