|Weather: average temperature 22C.Pleasant year round.|
|Dry: June-Aug||Wet: Dec-Feb|
200 km from Jakarta. Bandung, is attracting
an increasing number of travelers. Though a huge, industrial
city, it is easy to get around and has some unusual sights, friendly
residents and a small but excellent tourist infrastructure. Staff
at Guest Houses, the train station & the Tourist Information
Office are knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
The city itself does not have anything to see except local industries, but there are many interesting places to visit from here.
If you come here from Jakarta/Bogor, train is more convenient. If you come here by bus, take a bus to the center, such as Alun Alun and walk 15min to the GH area.
|i1||Tourist Office: NE corner of Alun-Alun square T4206644, M-Sa 8:00-17:00, Su 9-14:00. No free map(good map 7500Rp) but Mr. Ajid is very helpful. Tours arranged. Entrance is very hard to find. The gate looks like closed. A guy outside is keep telling people it is closed.|
Tourist Office: Branch At Railway Station:
Map, train timetable. Friendly student volunteers, understand backpackers' needs.
|i3||Private TIC (Wiwik Damayanti): Jl Kebonjati #24. Pleasant, enthusiastic young woman runs an info service, books private transport & tours but will tell you about public bus options as well. Free maps & info.|
American Express Agent:
Pacto Tours & Travel, Sheraton
Jl. IR Juanda #390, T250-0303 Client mail service But it is very
far in N.
or Pacto Tours & Travel, Savoy Hotel, Jl Asia-Afrika T4204739 F51983
|$1||Bank Bali: #67 Jl Jend Sudirman ATM M/C Cirrus, Alto. Most competitive bank rates. $1=8585Rp, yen=71Rp.|
|$2||Moneychanger Golden Megah Corp.: 180 Otto Iskandardinata T438438 M-F8:30-16:30, Sa 8:30-14:00, the best rates.$1=8686Rp, yen=71.4Rp. A#1=4590, GBP=12,425Rp|
|$3||Golden Megah Corp.: Branch: #89 Jl. Juanda|
Post Office GPO:
49 Jl Asia-Afrika 8:00-19:00
Poste Restante, International phones. Internet (5000 Rp/hour)
|M1||Telephone Office-Wartel: Naripan #39, 6-23:00 Collect call OK|
Info Mitra: Jl Braga 23.
T4260532. Wartel 24 hours,
@ 24hrs, 5000 Rp/hr (18:00-22:00, 8000 Rp/hr). Fast.
|I||Immigration: 82 Jl Surapati|
|P||Police Office: Jl Merdeka|
|H1||Hospitals: Bromies: 161 Jl Cihampelas T82091|
|H2||Pharmacies: Dewi Sartika: 89 Jl R Dewi Sartika 24hrs|
|Hp||Kimia Farma 12: 1 Jl Ir H Juanda 24hrs & Braga +Asia Afrika|
|E43||Austria Consulate: 2A Jl Prabu Dimuntur T4239505|
|E33||France: 32 Jl Purnawarman T4207877|
|E31||Netherlands: 25 Jl Diponegoro T4217795|
|A||Airport: Husen Sastra 4km NW of city, T615871 Rp15,000(bargain). by taxi. No direct bus/angkut|
|a1||Merpati: Jl Kebon Jati Kav A-1 #62, T730-2746|
|T||Train Station: Jl Stasion Barat, behind Bemo station. Station Master's office open 24 hr.|
Lewi Panjang Bus Terminal: Jl Dewi Sartika.
Buses to West - Bogor, Jakarta.
To the center Take a bus to Alun Alun.
To the bus station Angkot #23 on Jl Astana Anyar to jl Panjang then walk 10min or take a bus on the street.
Or We did not confirm but large buses must be running between here and Lembang, through the town, Astana Anyar and the train rail. Get off or take the bus just S from the rail(Jl Suniaraja)
Jl Jendirman A Yani,
Buses to East, North (Pangandaran, Yogyakarta)
We did not confirm but buses and angkots must be running between here and Kebon Angkot terminal or Leuwipanjang, through the town center. Get off or get on Alun Alun.
|Public bus||Rp700, According to distance.|
|Angkutan kotas||Rp800-1500, According to distance.|
|Taxis||Metered / un-metered.|
|Travel Agents: Can book tours/buses at hostels.|
|ta1||Interlink: 5 Jl Wastukencana|
|GA||Garuda: Grand Hotel Preanger T4209468, M-F7:30-16:30|
|a2||Bouraq: 27 Jl Cihampelas T437896|
|a3||Merpati: 62 jl Kebon Jati. T 7302737|
|Bandung is the manufacturing center of Java. Textiles, especially jeans, are very cheap.|
|m1||Market: Pasar Baru: Jl Otto Iskandardinata|
|m2||Market: Pasar Malam: (night market) NE of Alun-Alun, near Rumah Mata Hari.|
|m3||2nd hand goods market: Jl Arjuna|
|m4||Bird Market: Jend. A Yani|
|m5||Jeans Street: Jl Cihampelas Pop-art designed fashion store fronts have become a tourist sight.|
|Shopping Centers In Dalem Kaum-Dewi Sartika/Jl Braga area. Most have Supermarkets & Cinemas.|
|sc||Plaza Bandung Indah S.C.: 56 Jl Merdeka Mall, International shops, 6 screen Cinema.|
|sc||Mata Hari S.C. Alun-Alun - Town square.Cinemas|
|sc||Ramayana S.C. Dalem Kaum Cinemas|
|sc||Sarinah S.C. Jl Bragas|
|s||Bookstores Gramedia: 43 Jl Merdeka M-Sa8:30-21:00 Su8:30-22:00|
|Cultural Traditional performances: Anglung (bamboo chimes)|
|e||Pak Udjo's Workshop: 18 Jl Padasuka,15:30, 15,000Rp|
|e||ASTI, Institute of Fine Arts: 212 Jl Buah Batu. Info from Tourist Office.|
Sindan Reret Restaurant: 9 Jl NaripanSa 19:00-21:00
Free with dinner. Huge rest, often empty
|e||Rumentangesiang Cult Hall: Jl Jend A Yani, near Kosambi market.2nd Sa of month. Dance or Wayang.|
Cinemas: Most shopping centers
have cinemas - Plaza Bandung Indah,
Ramayana, Mata Hari.
Regent Cinema: Veteran + Tabmlong has 3 screens 9000Rp
Post Office GPO: 49 Jl Asia-Afrika
1500/first 18min. then 500/6min.or 5000/hr
|@2||Lembong: 11 lembong #34, 8-16:00, 4000/hr Lots of students.|
|@3||McWeb: Jl.Merdeka+ Lembong #34,7-21:00, 5000/hr min. 1hr|
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