West Java Province is next to Jakarta and known for cooler weather. The capital is Bandung City where tourism facilities are significantly developed. The province is popular for the Sundanese culture, wonderful natures, and delicious cuisines.
Cities and Regencies
West Java consists of 9 cities and 18 regencies. The notable cities are Bandung City, Bekasi, Bogor, Depok, Cimahi, Sukabumi, Tasikmalaya, and Cirebon. The notable regencies are Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor, Garut, Pangandaran, Sumedang, Tasikmalaya, Indramayu, Karawang, Kuningan, and Subang.
How to Get In
Commonly, international traveler will arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Jakarta) and continue with two hours’ drive by car, bus, or shuttle to Bandung. Bandung also has Hussein Sastra Negara International Airport but it is small airports. International Airport in Majalengka is on the plan. Land transportation including trains and buses are the most comfortable way to get into West Java from around Java Island.
Bandung is well known for the fashion and cuisines. People also come to Bandung to go to Kawah Putih (White Crater) in Ciwidey and Lembang to enjoy the nature. Bogor is next popular town with Kebun Raya Bogor, the greatest botanical garden in Indonesia. Bogor also has Mekarsari Park, the biggest garden of tropical fruits. Then, there are many other destinations including Pangandaran Beach, Saung Mang Udjo (center of Sundanese culture), and Istana Bogor (President’s House).
You need to take time to see the uniqueness of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a shape which resembles an upturned boat. Not so far have only been about 20 KM north of the city of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu volcano is located in Lembang.
Why is it called Tangkuban boat? Because according to the legend that says that Mount Tangkuban Perahu came from a boat that was kicked up by Sangkuriang reversed. You will be happy here because of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a natural tourist spot that has become one of the tourist destinations most famous Bandung.