Bandung

Bandung, Capital of West Java, a great place to visit any time of the year. Not only renowned for it's picturesque open vista, but the town also offers many attractions well worth a visit.

Bandung is the capital city of West Java, and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Nicknamed Parijs van Java (Paris of Java) by the Dutch for its resemblance to Paris and European atmosphere back in colonial times, Bandung also earned another nickname as Kota Kembang, literally meaning the Flower City since Bandung used to have a lot of flowers.

Located at the altitude of 768m and surrounded by the lush and beautiful Parahyangan mountains makes the climate mild and pleasant. The city has been well known for its universities, aclothing and a great place for gastronomic adventure. Nowadays, Bandung has become a very popular weekend escape for Jakartans, who would crowd the city on weekends and national holidays.

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Diamonds hoped to become jewel in Bandung’s tourism crown

The historical Archduke Joseph Diamond is presented at a Christie’€™s auction preview in Geneva, Switzerland. Recently launched at the Citra Green Dago Complex area in Bandung, Indo Wisata Permata is offering tours of the diamond manufacturing process from raw material to finished goods. (AP/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) Home to refreshingly lush highlands and affordable shopping and culinary destinations, Bandung in West …

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Rituals, celebration readied for total solar eclipse

Excitement is evident across Indonesia as the archipelago gets set to witness the first total solar eclipse in the 21st century on Wednesday. People will participate in festivals, parties and eclipse prayers to observe the phenomenon that will temporarily turn day into night, despite a forecast of cloudy skies from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Some 10,000 students …

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From Bandung With Love: The Paris Of Java

When you daydream about a tropical escape in Asia, what do you think of? Taking long naps under palm trees on the white sands of Nusa Dua beach in Bali; sipping chilled coconut juice among floating boats in Damnoen Saduak floating market in Bangkok; or stretching your limbs to Sun Salutation yoga with a view of the Taj Mahal? Bandung, …

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