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Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

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Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

Hi,

It seems that after knowing what to do, where to go in Bandung, do you really need a tour guide?

I mean, we can easily grab a taxi and go to the places we want.

Another thing, is there any entrance fee to Tangkuban Perahu & Kampung Daun?

Have a nice day.

1. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

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2. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

if its not ur 1st time in indonesia, u dont need one.

secondly, ur driver can be ur tour guide

taxi is everywhere.. and u can find the number in the forum as well

entrance fees to tangkuban perahu - yes

kampung daun is a restaurant - pay for the food u ask :)

take care

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3. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

No you really don't need a tour guide. Taxis can be a little difficult to find and most won't use the meter. Bluebird taxis are the best.It is a pleasant

To get to Tangkuban Perahu you can go by public angkot (minibus). These leave from the train station. You can also charter these. A return trip should cost about 100,000rp.

There is an entrance fee to Tangkuban Perahu. I forget how much but it is fairly expensive for foreigners.

Malaysia
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4. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

Since i'll be travelling with a child age 4, is it ok to use Angkot? Is it comfortable & safe?

Do you think the Bluebird taxi can be chartered?

Yogyakarta...
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5. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

there is enterance fee at tangkuban perahu tis around IDR.15.000/person.

if you travelling with kids to go to tangkuban perahu is better that you ask help to TIC ( tourist information center ) at south gate enterance at bandung train station.you can also hired a car there and the price is better or a bit more cheaper.

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6. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

Tangkuban Perahu: expect to pay minimum fees

Kampung Daun: free entrance but the price of the food and beverages is quite high in Indonesian standard

and No, you do not need to get a tour guide.

But if you knew any local, that would be so much GREATER!!

Local Bandung people are usually very proud of their town. They take pride of their food, culture and music.

As the roads in Bandung can be a bit chaotic, and there are many secluded places to eat (meaning: only the locals know), going with a local can be very advantageous.

They know places that even Jakarta people (who go there on a weekly basis, by the way) don’t know ;)

Have fun in Bandung!

Primarosa

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7. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

entrance to Tangkuban Perahu for foreigners is 35,000 repuah

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8. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

cool answers here! i just couldnt wait to be there!

perhaps if any of you has msn msgr, pls feel free to add me at vina_vic@hotmail.com.

it would be great to have a live chatting to share d experiences you guys had.

Cheers!

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Bandung, Indonesia
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10. Re: Is it necessary to have tour guide in bandung?

Hi

yes ! you dont need tour guide but you need licensed tour guides.Going to a tourist object you can read travel guide book but you can not get the soul of your trip without help of these guys. My friends have visited Borobudur for 3 times, what they saw just a huge pile of stones, nothing but stone. Ater a licensed tour guide explained everything. They realized "it is a masterpeace of a human civilization of Javanese".

Probably the same thing happens to you. Tangkuban Parahu is just like other mauntains, Bandung city just like other cities. you cannot answer this questions

1, how many cities are in the world that has artistic decorative style like Bandung. Answer "Only three in this world"

2. how important Tangkuban Parahu is for tourist beside looking at it and shopping at souvenir shop?...Answer" just look for a licensed tour guide as soon as possible". He knows well.

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