Bandung Landmarks and Monuments
There is quite a mixed bag of landmarks and buildings within the city of Bandung Landmarks and Monuments, which range from historic structures and monuments to modern suspension bridges and shopping centers. Many beautiful landmarks were constructed throughout the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century, and the most crucial of those structures are now watched over by the lately established Bandung Heritage Society.
Built-in 1921 and ruling the Jalan Diponegoro, the Gedung Sate is an imposing local landmark and appears somewhat like a luxurious palace. The Gedung Sate is in fact decorated with six ornaments of ‘satay’ food, which were added to symbolize the cost of the actual build – some 6 million guldens.
Address: Jalan Juanda, Bandung, Indonesia, ID
The Dago Hill is located at the far end of the Jalan Merdeka and off the Jalan Juanda, where it enjoys inviting city panoramas, overlooking the endless jungle of radio masts and power lines. Numerous notable landmarks are scattered around the hill itself, like the Dago Tea House (Dago Thee Huis), which features an open-air theater and subsequent indoor theater space close by. Just a short stroll from the Tea House is the famous Dago Waterfall (Curug Dago), which leads into the pleasant riverside trail, connecting the forest park of Taman Hutan Raya Ir H Juanda and its various caves.
Address: Jalan Doktor Setiabudi 229, Bandung, Indonesia, ID
A unique building within the city of Bandung, the Villa Isola dated back to the early 30s and was initially built as a luxury villa for a resident millionaire from Italy. Located on the northerly side of the city, which is well known for its wealth and affluence, the Villa Isola enjoys impressive vistas of both the southern side of the city and the Tangkuban Perahu mountain. The villa itself is somewhat European in appearance and features beautifully landscaped gardens, and at one stage operated as a hotel. Nevertheless, nowadays, the Villa Isola serves as part of the University of Education Indonesia (UPI) complex.
Address: Jalan Diponegoro, Bandung, Indonesia, ID
This grand complex was previously utilized as the headquarters for the Dutch Indies Government Companies and is now utilized as office space for the governor of West Java, as well as being home to the provincial house of reps. The architecture of the Gedung Sate is especially intriguing since it’s a successful fusion of Italianate renaissance, Spanish Moorish, and Balinese, with elements of Thailand also thrown into the mix. Members of the general public are permitted to enter the building, and from the upper floor, the views across Bandung and Mount Tangkubanperahu are excellent, while the topiary in the adjoining formal gardens adds further interest.