Bosscha Observatorium, formerly known as Bosscha Sterrewacht, is one of the important observatoriums in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built from 1923 to1928 by Nederlandsch-Indische Sterrenkundige Vereeniging (NISV) or Dutch Indies Star Association. In 1951, the observatorium was handed over to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Indonesia University. In 1959, the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) was established, and Bosscha Observatorium became a part of it.
The observatorium is located in Lembang, about 15 kilometres North from Bandung, 1310 metres above the sea level or 630 metres from Bandung plateau. The name is taken from its biggest sponsor, Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha (1865-1928), who was a landlord who had a tea plantation in Malabar area.
Adapted from the writing by Ferry M. Simatupang
Jalan Peneropongan Bintang, Lembang 40391
Visit Ciwidey about 2 1/2 hour drive south of Bandung. The winding road takes you through small villages, padi fields and as you approach the final destination are small plots of strawberry farms. The park will charge a nominal entrance fee and you need to drive up for another 5 - 10 minutes to reach the rim of the sulphurous crater. Forget the egg boiling ritual you probably did in Tangkuban Perahu. Over here you just sit back and enjoy the cool view of the landscape, or maybe savour the surprisingly sweet locally grown strawberries you bought along the way or at the huts in the vicinity of the parking lot.
compare in other city in indonesia, you can find people selling roses in bandung almost everywhere especially on saturday night.
bandung is a city full of student, you can find people fall in love almost in every corner of the city.
so, just buy rose for your love one :)
if you want to go to lembang, you can try this alternative road.
the area called cihideung, where there are lot of famous restaurant such as kampung daun and the peak located. along the road, you can find people selling flowers for garden.
they're cheaper, beautiful and you can take them inside your car to travel back home.
the new gas station is really attract your attention. it's located on your way to bandung from jakarta through cipularang highway.
it's big, it's red and has big parking lot with mini market and foor court.
there's also starbuck there!
if you go to bandung from jakarta through cipularang highway, you'll see the old railway.
it's built by the dutch during the colonial time, probably at the end of 19th century or at the beginning of 20th century.
it's still ised until now and if you go to bandung from jakarta, you'll pass it.
Up from Bandung there is a nature reserve called Hutan Juanda (Juanda Nature Reserve). It is located up from Dago.
Walk and breathe the clean air in the reserve. There are also a couple of man-made caves under the cliff rock. They used to be a hideaway of the Japanese and the Dutch soldiers during their occupation in Indonesia a long time ago.
Bandung is also home to Indonesia’s renowned center of Sundanese music and dance, Saung Angklung Pak Udjo, or commonly known as the Bandung Angklung School. Angklung is Sundanse musical instrument made from bamboo pipes, differing in length and pitch, fixed loosely to a small wooden frame and shaken to produce sound. A full Angklung orchestra is sometimes made up of more than 20 musicians playing traditional – as well as internationally known tunes. Try to visit this Angklung School and walk away with a unique musical experience.
Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a smoldering 2000-meters wide, surrealistic volcano 1800-meters above sea level. Standing on an active Crater near the boiling water jetted out of ground is probably something unusual.
It is located about twenty-nine kilometers from Bandung
If you plan to travel to Bandung by car, you should go from (lets say Jakarta) really early in the morning, and go Bandung via Puncak. By breakfast time, find this one place which has a cow statue in front. Can't remember where exactly. I'll update this page again very soon. They have nice yoghurt drinks, some 'roti bakar' or toasted bread filled with jam, chocolate, cheese, etc. They also have Fried rice, chicken porridge. Yum,.... very cheap. You can get good breakfast for less than $1 - 1.5 per person.
Try Bandung's most favourite food. It is called SIOMAY and BATAGOR(something like fish cakes and tofu with peanut sauce)hhmm.....they are the best !!!