Although you can’t really move anywhere at this time, there are many things you can do from home, such as admiring the beauty of Indonesia. Indonesia has many charming cities, one of them is Bandung.
Bandung is only a 2 hours’ drive from Jakarta. Due to its close proximity, it has become the top destination for weekend getaways for Jakartans. We’ll tell you how you can explore this beautiful city from your living room.
Go on a Vacay to Bandung Virtually
Bandung is often called the City of Flowers because the city used to have a lot of flowers. Nowadays, you can enjoy many activities in the city. Since you can’t go there physically, you can do things that can remind you of Bandung.
What to Listen
Since Bandung is a memorable destination for many people, a lot of local musicians have created songs by incorporating Bandung in its lyrics. If you want to cure your longing for a vacay to Bandung, you can listen to Fiersa Besari Bandung and other cool songs that will remind you of this beautiful city.
Some other popular songs about Bandung are Bandung by Junior Soemantri, Halo Bandoeng by Wieteke Van Dort, Parisj Van Java by Garamerica, and Matahari Jingga Bandung Utara by Bandung Inikami Orcheska.
What to Watch
You can watch a lot of great movies that were filmed in Bandung. One of the most popular movies is Dilan 1990. It is a romantic movie based on the novel Dilanku 1990 by Pidi Baiq. It talks about a love story between Mile and Dilan. Dilan met Milea in a highschool in Bandung. Their meeting was unique and memorable. With the setting that takes place in Bandung. It will help you to remember a lot of beautiful parts of Bandung.
In addition to Dilan, you can also watch other great local movies such as Heart, from Bandung with Love and Perahu Kertas.
Where to Visit
Do you know that you can visit a lot of beautiful places from Home? The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy provides a great platform for us to watch 360-degree video and photos of Wonderful Indonesia. This is a great place to cure your longing for a vacation, t-mates! Some of the places you can see on the website are:
1. Ciwidey Tea Plantation
Let’s start your adventure by visiting Ciwidey tea plantation, which is situated in southern Bandung. The top places to visit here are Kawah Putih and Situ Patenggang. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of tea plantations or relax at one of the resorts.
It is a beautiful place where you can find a lot of traditional snacks. There are also many strawberry farms in this area, so you can enjoy fresh strawberries while exploring the area!
2. Tangkuban Perahu
Make your way up to the crater of Tangkuban Perahu and see the astonishing view up there. Tangkuban Perahu is a great destination because of its peculiar shape, which looks like an upside-down boat.
Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano. Its name came from Sundanese words. Parahu means a boat, while Tangkuban means overturn. The place has inspired a legend called Sangkurian, a famous Sundanese folklore related to the geology of Bandung.
3. NuArt Sculpture Park
NuArt Sculpture Park exhibits the works of Nyoman Nuarta, a famous sculptor who also created the famous Garuda Wisnu Kencana sculpture in Bali. In the 3 hectare park, you can admire Indonesian art, design and culture. There are outdoor and indoor spaces with more than 200 works from the sculptor.
Missing Bandung? Let’s Have a Virtual Tour!
Whenever you’re missing Bandung, you can always go to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy website and find beautiful pictures and videos about Bandung.