Frequently Asked Questions
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    When is the best time to visit West Java?

    You can visit West Java in the dry season from April to the end of October/beginning of November is not as wet as the rainy season that is brought by the west monsoon from December to March.

    Temperatures range between 21 and 33 degrees centigrade. Average is 60-90%. The rainy season is no reason not to visit as it rarely pours for days on end and in fact it is very unusual that it rains all day. It tends to rain in the afternoon almost at fixed hours so visitors can easily plan an exciting schedule no matter what the weather.

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    What’s the climate like?

    There are but two seasons in West Java’s tropical climate, the sunny days within dry season between May and September are warm and pleasant, and the rainy season is between October and April. The average temperature of the day in coastal areas varies from about 28ºC (82ºF) during May, June, July to about 30ºC (86ºF) in March and October.
    The weather is most pleasant between May to September.

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    Do I need a passport or visa to enter West Java?

    Visitors traveling to Indonesia must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and an air ticket with a confirmed onward passage. Passports for your family members are issued by a passport office from your own country. While your government may allow children to follow on their mother’s passports, it is better to have separate passports for every family member, just in case separate travel is required. If your passport is nearing expiration, we recommend you renew it to the maximum time allowable before you begin procedures to apply for an Indonesian work permit and visa.

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    Can I use my credit card/ATM cards in West Java?

    All major international credit cards can be used in West Java and Travellers Cheques are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores. If your credit card is encoded with a PIN number you will be able to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines (ATMs) situated at banks and shopping centers throughout the region.

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    Are they any poisonous animals in West Java?

    West Java poisonous animals are snakes most lived in the rain forest, swamp and rubber plantation. If you fear snakes, it is probably because you are unfamiliar with them or you have wrong information about them. Visitor Information are a good source, you can visit the local visitor information which available in each West Java tourism object.

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    It is safe to drink the water in West Java?

    Coming from mountain wellspring West Java cities and regions have excellent water supplies and safe to drink. Water from rivers and lakes should be boiled, chemically treated or filtered before drinking to avoid stomach upsets.

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    What is the voltage of electricity supply in West Java?

    Electricity is supplied throughout West Java at 220/230 volts. Most hotels use 220 volts 50 cycles and two-pronged plugs. However it is not uncommon to find some hotels using 110 volts, particularly in the provinces. For all other equipment, an adapter/converter is necessary, unless the item has a multi-voltage option. Please note that power outlets only accept flat 3 or 2-pin plugs, depending on whether an earth connection is fitted. Check before using an appliance.

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    What car rental agencies are in West Java?

    For longer trips in or out of town cars can be hired from car rental agencies, there are also rental companies in West Java cities and regions.

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    Where are the airports located in West Java?

    West Java’s airports are at Bandung city. The nearest international airport is Soekarno Hatta International airport (CGK) in Jakarta just 180 km from Bandung can be through by train or bus easily.

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    What types of accommodation are available in West Java?

    West Java hotels facilities are rapidly expanding and improving to serve the growing influx of tourists and business people. The Grand Preanger Hotels, Bandung’s oldest and highest rated, was recently refurbished with modern amenities, but maintenance a raffish 1930s movie star chic. Other starred hotels with solid reputations include in West Java.

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    Do I need to pre-book accommodation?

    It’s a good idea to book at least your first two nights in advance, especially during the sunny days within dry season between May and September.

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    Where is the capital of West Java?

    Bandung is the capital city of West Java situated on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with a cool climate throughout the year. Known with commercial and educational centers Bandung is famous for its shopping paradise. In addition to textiles, telecommunications, tea and food processing and also Bandung is the political, banking and financial centre for West Java.

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    What types of activities are available for children?

    Nearby Bogor and Puncak, you can visit Taman Safari, a free-range zoo on the mountain slopes where lions and tigers graze in open spaces. Both indigenous and imported exotic wildlife roam free while visitors drive through in closed vehicles. Taman Safari is also renowned for its successful breeding program. A minibus for visitors to tour through the garden is also available.

    Most family restaurants have children’s’ menus and high chairs. Many cafes also have high chairs, and a toy basket to amuse babies and toddlers is becoming increasingly common in both cafes and shops.

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    When are school holiday in West Java?

    The school holidays in West Java usually between Junes till August.


  • West Java has a huge variety of annual festivals, concerts, shows and events. From large scale productions to small local occasions. Art Deco, culture, jazz or the joys of theatrical performance, whatever the excuse, its cause for a celebration!

    Hilwan Saleh
    Executive Director WJTPB
  • Welcome aboard! Just bring your tour to our door and we'll help you make the most of your stay. From luxury lodge to backpacker hostel or boutique Bed, West Java offers you a range of accommodation!

    Herman Muchtar
    Indonesian Hotels & Reestaurants Association
  • West Java is an ideal destination for escorted groups, FIT and other group and leisure travel. We will help you locate suppliers ready to assist you with products and services, including: adding value, lead services, special offers, new product updates, itinerary, and more.

    Herman Rukmanadi
    Association of The Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies
  • Nature herself sculpted the destiny of West Java, her mountains and shores, inland lakes and lust valleys. From these rich gifts, the people of West Java shape their heritage. Wanting little needing little else then nature provided, the Sundanese and other ethnic enclaves of West Java shaped rich and vibrant confections of traditions and cultural heritage.

    Frances B. Affandy
    Bandung Society for Heritage Conservation
  • West Java has something for everyone. Whether your interests include history, culture, arts, rally driving, marine sport or simply relaxing on a sandy beach, from natural wonders to spectacular attractions and world-class services, you will find all this and more in West Java.

    Cecep Rukmana
    Director WJTPB

Wonderful West Java