People who want to see the beauty of Paris without going there might go to Bandung, Indonesia. Become the capital city of West Java, the city will give such feeling of being in France, yet you are still in Indonesia. The city is located near with Jakarta. It is about 180 km on the southeast of Jakarta. It is the third largest city in Indonesia. Bandung can be easily reached from Jakarta. The travelers may go there by buses, taxis or by plane. There is an airport, Husein Sastranegara International Airport that serve the flight to other cities in Indonesia and even abroad. The travelers may also go there by train.
Bandung is well known as Paris Van Java, due to the street, especially on Braga street that full with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops and the hotels built in European style. Moreover, the city is also called as Kota Kembang or flower city due to the beautiful landscape with colorful flowers. The tourists who want to see those beautiful flowers may take “Flower Road” where they can find a line of flower shops on the side of the road.
Bandung is surrounded by volcano and rivers, thus the temperature in this city is cooler than other big city in Indonesia, like
Surabaya. Thus, it is popular for businessmen from Jakarta to spend their weekend in this fresh air city. Having a beautiful view, the travelers may go to the north of Bandung to have the view of Mount Tangkuban Perahu and enjoy the plantation of rice, fruit, tea and tobacco. The fertile soil has made the hilly area on the north is good for those plantation. Since long time ago, Bandung is a heaven for shoppaholic. There are numerous factory outlets offer brand items for low prices on the northern of this city known as Dago. On weekend, the place is crowd with travelers from Jakarta and other cities nearby. the travelers are also able to have wonderful view of Bandung, especially when they visit the place at night.