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Parijs van Java

Bandung is the capital city of West Java province (so not in East Java), located 180 kilometer southeast of Jakarta, on a highland plateau. It takes only 2 hours by car from Jakarta via Cipularang highway. Or you can also take a three-hours train ride with nice mountain scenery.

Bandung is surrounded by mountain range gives the city a cool climate throughout the year. In the past Bandung known as "Parijs van Java" because of the beauty of this city. This is my favorite place for weekend cos of the the cool weather, the green of tea plantations, delicious food and snacks, one of my favorite is Siomay and Batagor….
Bandung is well known as the city of fashion, where we can shopping in many factory outlets and boutique around the city such as Ciwalk, Cihampelas, and Dago. Don’t worry about the price, cheaper than Jakarta.

Parahyangan (priangan) is the another name for West Java province. The meaning of Parahyangan is "Land of gods".


Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two to four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with rattan cords.
This bamboo musical instrument that produces very beautiful sound is well known overseas.

Angklung Inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 3:50 AM

    Interesting page. The scenery looks lovely and I enjoyed your story about the volcano legend

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Great additional restaurant tips. I like strawberries :)

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 4:39 AM

    Nice weekend gateway! Pl inform RPM to visit this place. Sitting on floor to eat! Great idea just like our Bengal food fest! Your highways must be very good 180km in two hrs!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 5:52 AM

    great tips!

  • Nov 4, 2006 at 8:36 PM

    Haiya.. last time went to Bandung Dont Know Where to go.. now i know where to go.. i want to go to tangkuban perahu ..very great view.thanks mie.

  • Audrey118's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2006 at 8:09 PM

    thinking of going to Bandung in November - klooks like must go to this T Perahu place...thks for the tips

  • H-TownJourneyman's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 1:04 AM

    Another lovely location in your country Mimi! Great job, looks like an excellent place to visit!


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