Nickname(s) Kota Kembang (City of Flowers) and Parijs Van Java (Paris of Java) Bandung
Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, the country’s third largest city by population, and area. Located 768 meters (2,520 ft) above sea level, approximately 140 kilometers (87 miles) south east of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler temperatures year-round than most other Indonesian cities. The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains and turned into a colonial resort center for the Dutch in early 1900s, with European style cafes, restaurants and hotels cropping up in some parts of the city. The architectural style those early tourists created is why Bandung has been dubbed the Paris van Java, a bit Europe in the east
Bandung has been long well known for its beautiful landscape, cultural heritage, delish food, leather goods, and shopping center. Picking strawberry is as fun as visiting Tangkuban Perahu Mountain and hopping from one crater to the others. Indulging yourself in mud spa and watching wayang golek (wood puppet)or angklung (traditional music from bamboo)performance afterward are only a little experience you can have. Bandung also provides variety of food, lies from local, Asian, and Western ones, and offers an incredible bargains in their factory outlets and shopping center.