West Java Travel Guide

West Java Travel Guide

The enchanting land of Sunda stretches from the Sunda Strait in the West to the borders of Central Java in the east. The region is primarily mountainous, with rich green valleys hugging lofty volcanic peaks, many of which surround the capital of the province, Bandung. The history of West Java is a story of trade, spices, and the rise and fall of powerful kingdoms. In the late 1500’s the region was ruled from mighty Cirebon, which still survives as a sultanate today, although a shadow of its former glory. West Java was one of the first contact points in Indonesia for Indian traders and their cultural influences and it was here that the Dutch and British first set foot in the archipelago.

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West Java Travel GuidePlaces to visit in West Java

  • Bandung – the capitol of West Java, famous for shopping, nature and art.
  • Bogor – famous for Bogor botanical garden and presidential palace.
  • Garut – Garut is surrounded by volcanic mountains, hot springs and vast tree plantations.
  • Cirebon – Cirebon offers a wealth of culture and history.
  • Pangandaran – A small fishing town, it possesses one of Java’s finest beaches and the Pangandaran Nature Reserve.

How to get to West Java Travel Guide

Domestic airlines serve to Bandung everyday. Directly international flight from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to Bandung. Buses from Central Java and Jakarta arrived in Leuwi Panjang. Several trains operate from Jakarta and Yogya to Bandung.

Why Go?

West Java Province is also referred to as “Tanah Sunda – the Land of the Sundanese People”. The people of West Java is known for their religious lifestyle and hold strongly on their traditional values. They also lead a social behavior based on the philosophy of loving, caring and helping each other which literally means the effort to live side by side by loving each other, sharing useful knowledge and taking care of each other.

This province of tradition wealth boasts outstanding natural scenery and is the home of the people with great hospitality. So don’t be surprise that all tourists are always received in such warmth smile wherever they go.

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