Exploring Cultural Tourism in Bandung, Beautiful and Historic!
Bandung has many historical locations that are beautiful to look at, so it should not be missed. Not only will you get good photos, but you will also get more insight if you visit these places. We provide recommendations for interesting locations to visit below.
- Braga Street
Who does not know Jalan Braga with its cool ancient buildings? Don’t just use this street for selfies, because the history behind it is also interesting to know. In the past, this road was called Jalan Pedati because it was often crossed by horse-drawn carriages back and forth carrying produce. Some say that the name Braga is taken from the word baraga, which means the road in the middle of the rice fields along the river because, in ancient times, the east and west were rice fields. Since the first, this street has been known for its entertainment venues, boutiques, and classy hotels and has European nuances because many European tourists visit there. Until now, Jalan Braga is still a mainstay for tourists to shop or just wash their eyes while in Bandung.
- Gedung Sate
Did you know that Gedung Sate is now 100 years old? Built under the name Gouvernements Bedrijven, this building was built after Bandung was designated as the capital of the Dutch East Indies in 1918 ago. Currently, the building, which is still in prime condition, is used as the office of the Governor of West Java as well as a museum.
Inside the museum, exhibiting examples of river stone, glass stone, and steel from Sweden were components for building Gedung Sate. In addition, there are also high-tech and interactive installations. So, Gedung Sate is suitable for cultural tourism destinations in Bandung with family. The address is on Jl. Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Bandung
- Museum of the Asian-African Conference inside the Merdeka Building
This building is not only beautiful, but also has an important role in history where in 1895, starting as a simple building, this place started its role as a meeting place for Europeans. After independence, the function of this building turned into a location for Bandung city government activities. Then President Soekarno pinned the name Gedung Merdeka in 1955, ahead of the Asian-African Conference. The big role of Gedung Merdeka is to become the venue for the Asian-African Conference and subsequently various major conferences there. Currently, Gedung Merdeka is opened as a museum, namely the Museum of the Asian-African Conference. There, you can see various historical knick-knacks and interesting dioramas in this museum. The address is on Jl. Asia Afrika No.65, Braga, Bandung.
- Saung Angklung Udjo
Traditional art is not boring if you listen to it at Saung Angklung Udjo, founded by Udjo Ngalagena in 1966. The goal is to preserve Sundanese culture. This cultural tourist spot in Bandung has succeeded in attracting the hearts of many people until now. You can see performances of various Sundanese cultural performances, especially angklung performances here. A slick appearance and a large stage will make your experience even more memorable. Besides watching the show, you can also try to play angklung or buy angklung here.
- Cikondang Traditional House
The Cikondang Traditional House located in Cikondang Village is estimated to be 200 years old. The other houses had disappeared in a fire in 1942 ago, and only this one house remained, so the residents guarded it as a traditional heritage. If you travel to Kampung Cikondang, you can see not only this house, because you can also see the art of outs, which is an art form where two performers are tasked with reading the script and singing it. Very unique and you won’t necessarily find it anywhere else. In addition, if you come on the 15th of Muharram, you will see ritual activities held at the Cikondang Traditional House. When visiting this place, don’t forget always to maintain an attitude to respect the local culture. The address is in Lamajang, Pangalengan District, Bandung.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bandung by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.