(Source: Bandung Cultural and Tourism Department)
Bandung is the capital city of West Java Province, and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Nicknamed Parijs van Java (Paris of Java) by the Dutch for its resemblance to Paris and European atmosphere back at the colonial times, it is locally called as Kota Kembang, literally meaning the Flowery City since Bandung used to have a lot of flowers.
A city sitting in a former lake with an altitude of 768 meters above sea level, the surroundings of lush and beautiful Parahyangan mountains makes the climate cooler than most major cities in Indonesia. If you are into the city situation, look for its universities to study, apparel products to try on and wonderful places for gastronomic adventure. Nowadays, Bandung has become a very popular weekend escape for Jakartans because of its close proximity.
Tourist Information Office
Office of Culture and Tourism of Bandung City
Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani no. 277
Phone: +62 22 727 1724