Soothing Breeze in the South of Sumatra
On Lampung Bay, 20 km south of the city center, visitors can enjoy the calm beach and the soft pearly white sand at the White sand Beach. Still in the Teluk Betung area, the Bumi Kedaton National Park features countryside ambience, complete with cool breeze, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the running river. If you wish to further explore the history of Lampung on your holiday, the Museum Sang Bumi Ruwa Jurai and the provincial Museum of Lampung offer centuries of collections and legacies of the province. The distinctive culture of Bandar Lampung is reflected through its buildings. At Kampung Ulok Gading and Kampung Kedamaian, the traditional houses of Lampung are presented, along with all the house wares, heirlooms and other traditional accessories.
Getting around in Bandar Lampung is easy and relatively inexpensive because it is a small city. Traveling between the 2 main areas, (Tanjungkarang to Teluk Betung) will only take about 30-40 minutes by car. If you wish to mingle with the locals, you can try to take a ride in the angkutan kota or angkot, that came with different designated routes for different areas and distinguished by different colors. When you are near your destination, don’t forget to ask the driver to stop at the left side, so you can get off. For more personal comforts, you can use taxis or ojek (motorbike taxi).
If you wish to learn more about Lampung, you can visit these sites where you can observe the authenticity and originality of Lampung’s traditional houses. The architecture of the houses, their furniture and decoration maintain the authenticity of Lampung’s culture. Bandar Lampung is accessible by air via the Radin Inten II international airport located at Branti Raya, South Lampung district.
The airport was initially built for domestic flights, but since 2008 the airport was officially declared as an international airport that can accommodate large airplanes such as Boeing 737-200, to Boeing 737-500, Airbus A320.
Bandar Lampung is fortunate to be one of only two major cities in Sumatra to have fully operating railway systems. The single route train connects Bandar Lampung with Palembang in South Sumatra. The Rajabasa bus terminal is the main public transportation center of the city. As one of the busiest terminals in Sumatra, the Rajabasa Terminal is the destination of inter-provincial buses from Jakarta and other cities in Java. The terminal also connects Bandar Lampung with other major cities on the island, such as Palembang, Medan, Pekanbaru and more.