Bandung is the capital of West Java and one of big metropolitan cities in the province. Bandung is known as Paris Van Java for the mild atmosphere. It's also known as the City of Flower for there are many kinds of flower you can find in Bandung.
Many universities available here, making Bandung as one of education cities to go to. One of them is ITB, the first university which provides technique major in Indonesia. Bandung was also the host of Asia Africa Conference in 1955. Nowadays, Bandung is known well as the city of fashion for there are many malls and factory outlet spread.
Bandung came from the word Bendung or Bendungan. It's because of Citarum River dam by Mount Tangkuban Perahu lava forming a lake. Another opinion says that Bandung was taken from a water vehicle (2 boats tied into 1) used by Regent R.A. Wiranatakusumah II to cross Citarum River looking for new capital (the previous capital was Dayeuhkolot).
Things to see
There are many things you can see here in the city, one of them is Asia-Africa Street where the Asia-Africa Conference was held in 1955. Gedung Sate, Savoy Homann Hotel, Gedung Sri Darma and Gedung Kantor Pos Besar are some historical buildings with Dutch architecture you can find here in the city. There are still many other buildings you can visit here like Bandug Lautan Api Monument, Geologi Bandung Museum, Bandung Zoo, Lembang, Cihampelas and Cibaduyut shopping center.
Things to do
Bandung is one of big metropolitan cities in the province, making you easy to choose what to do for there are many things you can try. There are many universities available here, so just take Bandung as one of education cities to go to. One of them is ITB, the first university which provides technique major in Indonesia. Bandung is known well as the city of fashion. As the city of fashion, there are many shopping centre you can go to like Cihampelas and Cibaduyut. Other shopping centre you can go to are Braga City Walk, Bandung Electronic Mall, Cimahi Mall, Planet Dago, etc.
Things to eat
Bandung is a paradise for those who want to taste simple culinary. There are various culinary such as Siomay, Batagor, Lomie, Cendol Elizabeth, Cimol, Cireng, Cilok, Cireng Isi and Oncom. The icon is Peuyeum. You can also bring peuyeum back home for your family. Peuyeum will only last for 3 days to a week for Peuyeum is made by fermentation.
Getting to Bandung
Flying to Bandung: Bandung is served by Husein Sastranegara International Airport. Husein Sastranegara International Airport is located about 5 km northwest from Bandung. A taxi into the city from Husein Sastranegara International Airport would cost IDR 42.000. Read more about Husein Sastranegara International Airport or look for flights to Bandung
A train to Bandung: Bandung is also reachable by train. The city has several train stations where long-distance trains stop: station Bandung, station Cicalengka, station Cikadongdong, station Cimahi, station Gedebage, station Haurpugur, station Kiaracondong, station Padalarang, station Rancaekek, station Rendeh.
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