Gedung Sate

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Timings : 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : IDR 5,000

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Gedung Sate, Bandung Overview

One of the vestiges of the cultural mix between the Dutch and Indonesia, Gedung Sate is one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in Bandung. An iconic landmark in Bandung, the area around Gedung Sate is famous for the variety of the world-famous, skewered-meat favourite satay and is sure to ensure to satiate the ardent street-food lover.

Loosely translated to 'Satay Building' because of the establishment's distinctive shape, Gedung Sate currently serves as the residence of Bandung's provincial governor. It also houses a museum that showcases aspects of Bandung's rich cultural diversity. An iconic building of Bandung, it is truly representative of Indonesian history. Tourists may, after sightseeing, visit the adjacent markets and sample the chicken satay

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The museum at Gedung Sate is truly a work of art and it provides a mind-blowing virtual reality experience to every visitor. Upon entering the museum one can explore the interesting interiors where one wall has been deliberately broken down to reveal a gaping hole which displays the rocks that were used to build the foundation of the building.

On a tour of the museum, there are different explanations and anecdotes about the various artefacts displayed at the museum. However, the main highlight of the museum is the virtual reality experience. Grab a virtual reality glasses and step into the hot air balloon where you will find yourself in a new world. Wind up the visit by paying a visit to the audio-visual room for a short documentary about the Gedung Sate.

Best Time To Visit Gedung Sate

Sunday is a good day to visit Gedung Sate as although the place can get crowded it is on this day that many attractions and vendors are selling a lot of great stuff at throwaway prices. However, be careful and check the quality of the product before making a purchase.

How To Reach Gedung Sate

  • Gedung Sate is located centrally in the city which makes it easily accessible from any point in Bandung.
  • If one is taking the route from Bandung City Square or Asia Afrika street take the public bus to Citarum Street and from there it is just a 5-minute walk to Gedung Sate.
    Address: l. Diponegoro No.22, Citarum, Kec. Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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