Bandung is located on a high plateau at a pleasantly cool altitude and is now more commonly called Kota Kembang or the City of Flowers is surrounded by the Priangan mountains, active volcanoes and rivers carving their way down to the Java Sea. Bandung is not particular old city, in fact most of it was laid out by the Dutch. Bandung is one of the Indonesia travel destination both for domestic and international and is always included on the Java Bali Overland tour itinerary.
It is the Indonesia fourth largest city lies 768 meters above sea level and is relatively cooler temperature all year round. Bandung is the capital of West Java Provinces, located around 180 kilometers southeast of Jakarta. Travel to Bandung from Jakarta can by train, buses or flights.
The city is one of the most favorite weekend and holiday destination by the local people from Jakarta. Besides as the Indonesia travel destination, Bandung is also a shopping city featuring hundreds of shopping outlets and factories. West Java Province is one of the provinces in Indonesia, enjoys efficient road links which pass through spectacular panoramas of rugged mountains, sparkling paddy fields, wild oceans and intimate holiday resorts. West Java is also rapidly developing as an adventure sport alternative with white water rafting, surfing, hang gliding, parachuting and mountain biking.
Travelers to Bandung will easily find hotels in Bandung from budget to five star rating accommodation. Discount hotels in Bandung are available for on line booking through our travel directory. Visitors to Bandung and West Java have a great number of fascinating and wonderful things to see and do. The interesting places include Anak Krakatau which is all that was left behind after one of the world loudest and violent volcanic explosions. The volcano still rumbles, regularly sending plumes of thick black smoke high into the air.
On the west coast is an undisturbed wildlife reserve at Ujung Kulon, home of the Javan rhino. And off the north coast at Banten is the Pulau Dua bird sanctuary, a great opportunity to admire herons and vast flocks of birds stopping off the annual migration routes. Discover the isolated communities of Baduy in the remote Halimun mountain reserve right in the heart of Sunda. These hill tribe people have managed to avoid outside influences including any form of motorized transport for generations. Unspoilt beaches at Pangandaran on the south east of Bandung and the famous botanical gardens of Bogor should be all be on any travel itinerary plan when traveling to West Java.
Almost directly south of Jakarta and west of Bandung is the popular harbour of the Queen of The South Sea, Pelabuhan Ratu. Hotels, losmens, restaurants, nightclubs and bars this normally sleep fishing village wakes up to cater for day travelers from Bandung and Jakarta especially at weekends and on public holidays. West Java is a much underrated and little explored region but its proximity to Jakarta makes it the perfect destination for those looking for a taste of what Indonesia has to offer.
Wide range of hotels in Bandung from those cheap accommodation, bed and breakfast and budget accommodation in Bandung are available. Most of the hotels in Bandung and other types of accommodation in Bandung are almost booked out on every public holiday and weekend. Travellers are recommended to book their hotel in Bandung far a head.