Bandar Lampung Travel Guide


Bandar Lampung, an introduction

Bandar Lampung

Bandar Lampung is the capital of Lampung Province in Sumatera Island. This city is a joint of Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung. Bandar Lampung is quite wide and lived by many kinds of ethnic groups making this city as the central of education, culture and economy in Lampung Province. Port Bakauheni is located 90 km away southern of Bandar Lampung which is also the gate for Sumatera Island. Bandar Lampung is easy to access for the location is not so far away from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Bandar Lampung History

During 1500-1800, Lampung province is occupied by Kesultanan Banten. Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa’s territory then was given to Netherlands by Banten’s prince, Lampung Province was included also, after Netherlands helped him to fight Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. This request was stated on a letter dated on March 12th 1682 for Major Issac de Saint Martin (the admiral of VOC ship which landed at Banten) from Sultan Haji. The letter was also supported by an agreement (on August 22nd, 1682) allowing VOC to gain monopoly right of pepper trading in Lampung. At that time, Lampung was the main producer of peppers. That’s why many countries in Europe were attracted to go to Lampung for it was believed that whoever controlled spices would be able to control the world.

Bandar Lampung on the map

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things to see

Things to see

One main destination in Bandarr Lampung is Teluk Kiluan Beach. You will be able to find an exotic beach with eye-catching scenery. If you want to see various animals, whether commonly seen or rare, you can see them in Lembah Hijau (Green Hill)

things to do

Things to do

Bandar Lampung is known for Way Kambas National Park, the oldest national park in Indonesia. In this national park, you can feel natural forest atmosphere while going around riding an Sumateranese elephant. There’s also a mount which once shook the world, Mount Krakatau. This mount is located at Sunda Strain which is separating Sumatera and Java Island. Now, Krakatau has become the favorite place to enjoy holiday. You can snorkel and dive there.

things to eat

Things to eat

The most famous culinary in this city is seruit. This food is made of fried or roasted fish mixed with condiment and various kinds of fresh vegetable. This culinary is perfectly served with warm rice. There’s also tempoyak, typical condiment made of fermented durian.

Things to see and do near Bandar Lampung

Airport at Bandar Lampung

Bandar Lampung is served by the Radin Inten II Branti Airport.

Radin Inten II (Branti) is a domestic airport that serves the city of Bandar Lampung in Lampung, Indonesia. The name is taken from Radin Inten II, the last Sultan of Lampung.

Entering the city from the airport

The airport is located on the Jalan Branti Raya in Branti, 22km north west of Bandar Lampung in the South Lampung regency. From Radin Inten II (Branti) airport you can take a prepaid taxi to the city. A taxi to the town is about Rp. 120,000.

You can also walk 200m to the main road to get on a Rajabusa bound bus (Rp. 2,000). There you can transfer to another bus which will take you to Lampung.