What to see

Taman Kupu-kupu Gita Persada

This conservation site for various species of butterfly lies at the foot of Mount Betung. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of more than 100 species of butterfly here, while also having a serene picnic.

Pantai Pasir Putih

One of the most popular activities here is canoeing down the coast and exploring Pulau Condong, an island located right in front of the beach. The beach itself lies 20km away from the provincial capital.

Taman Hutan Raya Wan Abdul Rachman

This shady region is located at approximately 250m above sea level and is a centre for outdoor tourism and research, as well as an excellent vantage point from which to enjoy a great panorama of Bandar Lampung.

Where to eat

Restoran Bukit Randu

Jl. Kamboja No. 1-2A Kebon Jeruk
t. +62 721 256 681/241 333 www.bukitrandu.com

Taman Santap Rumah Kayu

Jl. Arif Rahman Hakim No. 45, Way Halim t. +62 721 700 666

Waroeng Diggers

Jl. Way Sungkai, Pahoman t. +62 721 472 164

Where to stay

Novotel

Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 136 t. +62 721 477 999 www.accorhotels.com

Sheraton

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 175 t. +62 721 486 666 www.starwoodhotels.com

Emersia Hotel & Resort

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 70 t. +62 721 258 258 www.emersiahotel.com

Amalia

Jl. Radin Intan No. 55 t. +62 721 250 555 www.amaliahotellampung.com

How to get there

Garuda Indonesia flies from Jakarta to Bandar Lampung vv 35 times per week. To reach Bandar Lampung, you can take a half-hour trip in one of the meterless taxis available at Radin Inten II Airport. The city’s public transportation can take you around town but rent a car if you’re planning on checking out some of the more outlying areas.

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