Bandung is the capital of West Java in Indonesia. Bandung is 180 kilometers southeast from Jakarta. Although it has a population of more than two million that the speed of city life is slower compared to Jakarta’s. Now Bandung has a population of two million people, Bandung area an estimated 4 million. Bandung is located on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with a cold climate throughout the year. Bandung is the most European city of Java. The raining season begins in Bandung a little bit sooner, then the remainder of Indonesia. Usually, the raining season in Indonesia is from October till May, the summit of the raining season is in January. The dry season is from June till August, the temperature is subsequently 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day. In the morning, the sun is almost shining every day, but in the afternoon many times it gets muddy, for sunbathing we have to wake up early from 6.30 the sun is already there. In the evening, when the sun is down the warmth has dropped.
There are short drives Up to the mountain resorts of Lembang and the Bosscha Observatory, and more significant to the volcanic crater of TangkubanPerahu, the only hole in Java available all the way by car as far as its rim. It’s an awe-inspiring sight of naturally-occurring sulfur fumes. Descent to all of the volcano’s 12 craters is only possible with the assistance of an experienced guide, due to the presence of suffocating gases at certain areas. Just a 15 minutes-drive out of TangkubanPerahu is a hot springs resort. Here we can swim in warm mineral water heaters, good for healing skin problems. The hotel provides people with a pub, restaurants, tennis courts and cabin style hotels overlooking a beautiful mountain-scape. While in Bandung, try to visit any institutes of higher education that can be found here, including the country’s prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology.
In 1488, the region now Named Bandung was the capital of the Kingdom of Pajajaran. During colonial times, the authorities of the Dutch East Indies constructed a distribution road connecting Batavia (now Jakarta), Bogor, Cianjur, Bandung, Sumedang and Cirebon. This event was crucial for the development of Bandung. From the 1930s the Dutch East Indies government planned for Bandung to become the capital of the Dutch East Indies due to its place, however, World War II disrupted these plans.
It’s not understood when Bandung town was built. But in spite of the beliefs of a city wasn’t initially created by the orders of Daendels, the Dutch East Indies Governor General, however, by the dictates of’Bupati’ R.A. Wiranatakusumah II. The Dutch colonial powers built broad coastal boulevards, gardens, villas, and fountains, making Bandung the nickname of “Paris van Java,” the Paris of Java, at the early 20th century. A number of these structures survive to today and may be seen along the street resulting in the Dago region north of the city.
After Indonesian Independence, Bandung was called the provincial capital of West Java. To enhance the cultural and economic cooperation among the African and Asian countries, and to offset the danger of colonialism or neocolonialism by The United States, the Soviet Union, along with other imperialistic nations, Bandung was the place where the Asia-Africa Conference was held.