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Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City

Updated on April 7, 2014
Bandung the Flower City
Bandung the Flower City

The Flower City Bandung Paris Van Java

Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City is the capital of West Java Province, located in the western part of Java Island, Indonesia, with a population approximately 7.7 million inhabitants.

Bandung is a cool city, because it lies at an altitude of about 768 m above sea level, the average temperature is 23.6 Celsius. So that the air temperature in Bandung is very friendly and cool air, ideal for spending a holiday at the weekend to calm the mind in the midst of solid work activities that can create stress.

This makes the city as one of the favorite domestic tourist destination. While the existence of state universities and many private universities in Bandung make this city known as one student city in Indonesia. The city is a city that has a variety of incredible potential and has a variety of well-known names, which include “Bandung Paris Van Java”, so does not wrong called as one of the creative city in the Asia Pacific region.

From the side history, Bandung is a very historic city, is not only for Indonesia but for the international side too, especially for the nations of Asia and Africa in supporting the movement towards declaring independence for the countries of Asia-Africa.

The first time, countries in Asia and Africa gathered in Bandung, on 18 April to 24 April 1955 with the aim of promoting economic and cultural cooperation between countries of Asia and Africa, especially to fight for the rights of freedom among the nations of Asia and Africa, known as the 'Asian-African Conference'.

This city at the Dutch colonial time known as Paris Van Java (Dutch Language) or "Paris of Java". Ancient city of Bandung is famous for its natural beauty and cool air (even today it comes to things).

The atmosphere was loved by Westerners from the Dutch colonial period, and according to them the city of Bandung is very similar to Paris, France. That is why they gave the nickname Bandung Paris Van Java, which means the city of Paris from the island of Java. Hence the term Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City , is inherent among the people of Indonesia, and is a pride for Bandung people itself.

Bandung Paris van Java is Paris on the island of Java. The name Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City is well known in national circles, perhaps because in the fashion side of which is roughly a miniature city of Paris among Indonesian community, which led to Bandung well known as well as parameters of fashion mode trend in Indonesia.

Until now, the city of Bandung is known as the most 'fashionable' in entire territory of Indonesia, Bandung is the fashion city. So Bandung is often called by its Paris Van Java by the Indonesian community themselves, and the variety of the latest mode trends in Indonesia can be said to have appeared from Bandung.

In addition, Bandung also known as the Flower City, which is in Bandung many parks and open land and the concept, also refers to the concept of Park City. There are a variety of beautiful parks throughout the city of Bandung and also supported by the air temperatures which very cool so it is described as the flower city.

Either in the sense of real term that is Bandung the Flower City, or metaphorical sense, because the girls from Bandung are beautiful. At the time of Dutch colonialism, the Dutch had admitted that Bandung girls are really beautiful, which they describe as very beautiful flowers.

Besides the concept which many city parks located in Bandung, the city is also known as the Green City concept. Take a look at some of the streets in Bandung are overgrown with large trees that make this city green and road users are protected from sunburn.

Bandung the Flower City is the tourist destination, referring to the temperature in town is pretty cool and friendly people in real sense, these natures can be generalized to the indigenous people known as “Sundanese People”. In addition, many resorts in Bandung are really interesting to visit.

Bandung Village
Bandung Village

Bandung Paris Van Java is a city that pretty much visited by tourists both from abroad and from the country, especially a favorite tourist destination of domestic tourism. In two consecutive years, through his city Mayor, Bandung received awards in the field of tourism in the national scope / Indonesia.

Among the award-winning first in the field of tourism "Indonesia Tourism Awards (ITA)" in the category The Best Most Favorite City and The Best Service City of Culture Ministry of Tourism (December 2, 2010). Award - winning in the field of concern and support for people with disabilities in the form of honoring The International Day of Disabled Persons (Hipenca) from the Ministry of Social Affairs (December 3, 2010).

What makes Bandung the Flower City so famous? At this time Bandung is the most favorite tourist destination domestically. The atmosphere in Bandung is pretty cool and is particularly safe, because the local residents are known to be very friendly, you can try come to Bandung if you do not believe it!

Bandung residents, Sundanese People are friendly and welcoming, this is its town. Bandung residents are friendly people; you'll easily find their smiles and greetings. Likewise, find the word "Punteun” means ' excuse me', even though they are a thug.

Welcoming and friendly it is not a motto in Bandung, but the realization that occurred in this city daily life. So if you intend to holiday shopping at the same time, come to Bandung. We are ready to welcome you with the "friendliness" of Bandung society. :)

Many people choose Bandung Paris Van Java as a place to spend holidays with family and friends, one of them because of the large shopping center or the famous factory outlets in Bandung which have competitive price even cheaper compared to prices in other cities.

There are many tourist attractions in Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City, which are really beautiful landscapes, there are also cultural tours such as "Angklung".

Maybe you've heard "Saung Angklung Mang Udjo" aka "the House of Angklung" in the USA. Saung Angklung Mang Udjo - traditional music school which recently broke the Guinness World Book of Records in Angklung performances with the most participants 5102 people in Washington DC brought repertoire of songs coached by Saung Angklung Mang Udjo traditional music school, which directly led by the Angklung maestro, Mang Udjo himself.

Did you know? Most people who participate in breaking world's record, which plays those traditional music instruments most of them are citizens of the United States, so Americans like Angklung - even me as Sundanese, I love them too. Peace for Us! :)

Natural Scenery of Bandung
Natural Scenery of Bandung

Natural scenery of Bandung the Flower City are so beautiful, Bandung could say a very beautiful city. If you ever have a dinner at night at one of the cafes on Dago Hill, mmm.. It’s so beautiful. From the Upper Dago, Bandung will look beautiful at night. Likewise with the daylight, many places can be seen and commented that Bandung is really different!

Bandung Paris Van Java at  Night
Bandung Paris Van Java at Night

There are unique habits from the tourists who have visited Bandung Paris Van Java, there is a quote 'Will back to Bandung', is not infrequently we find, if a foreign tourist coming to the Bandung, they want to go back to Bandung, that’s in their minds. Frequently the tourists from other countries, who travel in Bandung, “I‘ll go back to Bandung soon" he said. In fact, we often find they can come to Bandung to 4 times in one year, or at least once a year.

Not least tourists who vacation in Bandung, especially those who took Bandung Package Tour, said even five days in Bandung, it was not enough to enjoy it at all. So many tourist attractions in Bandung that made visitors enjoy being in this city. Either food tours, shopping tours, nature tours, educational tours, sports tours, cultural tours, and other attractions.

Various tourist attractions in Bandung pretty much visited by tourists, including locations around Bandung, such as Mount Tangkuban Perahu, Ciater Hot Spring, White Crater, Bandung Factory Outlets as places of shopping, “Bosscha” Observatory of Bandung, Cimahi Waterfall, Cibaduyut street as Cibaduyut’s Shoes Center is where the shoe craftsmen made, Cihampelas Jeans Street, and many other places.

So what are you waiting for? We are waiting for you to visit “Bandung Paris Van Java aka Bandung the Flower City”! We will welcome you not only with the beauty of natural scenery and the coolness of the air, but particularly with the friendliness of Bandung society itself. Sundanese people are so friendly and welcoming. Honestly! :)

"See You!" ;)

Irwan Sukmawan

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      Irwan Sukmawan 6 years ago from Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

      Thank you for coming Mas. :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so beautiful hub. I agree with you about Bandung as the Paris Van Java. Thank you very much for writing this and share with us. Keep it up!