Bandung is the capital of West Java, Indonesia. It is located on a higher elevation about 180 kms southeast of Jakarta. There is a connecting flight from Jakarta or Bali to Bandung, but it is more fun to get to the city by land. Either you drive (2 hours from Jakarta via the highway) or take a train (3 hours from Jakarta) you will be entertained with views of ricefields, rivers, and small towns in West Java.
The mountain range that surrounds Bandung make the climate of the city is cooler compared to other places in tropical Indonesia. Bandung hosts a wide range of natural scenery, including massive tea plantations, dormant volcanoes, and hot springs. Bandung is also well known for Sundanese arts and folklore. While you can enjoy Bandung natural and historic places during the day, you can certainly kick back and relax in the evening with Bandung's irresistible nightlife and food. Both travelers and residents are fans of the variety of food in Bandung.
Bandung known as "Paris Van Java". It called Paris because of this city become a center of fashion. Nowadays, Bandung is one of shopping paradise in Indonesia. Because Bandung has many shops (Factory Outlet) that sell clothes and other accessories with a fairly cheap price with good quality. You can find it in almost at every point of a crowd in the city of Bandung, which is in Dago Street, Cihampelas St, Merdeka St, and many more. Do not miss the opportunity to shop when you are in Bandung. Also if you want to shop some fashion clothes then you should go to Cihampelas street as one of very famous street and well known in Bandung.
Not only places for shopping, there is also Forest Park near to the main city. It is a tourism places you can be visited. In this forest park there are 2 caves. Goa Jepang (the cave where the Japanese hid during the World War 2, Goa Belanda, Lembang (strawberry fields), Tangkuban Perahu mountain, etc.
Their official website is http://www.bandung.go.id/?fa=en.index
Go to Explore of the nature landscape in the south of bandung like beautiful hills and White crater( Kawah Putih )from the mountain, And also there is a huge lake with the beautiful scenery "Situ Patenggang" in the southern of bandung as well and it will take about 1 hour to go by car from the bandung downtown.
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