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  • Colourful flowers, Jalan Braga, Bandung
    Colourful flowers, Jalan Braga, Bandung
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  • Jalan Braga Bandung, old and new...
    Jalan Braga Bandung, old and new...
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    Jalan Braga today and history of Bandung

    by ullfri49 Updated Jan 2, 2014

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    Jalan Braga Bandung view
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    Jalan Braga is one of the Points of History in Bandung.
    The former "Bandoeng" became great in the 20-ties of last century.

    So first try to find out the architecture of the 20-ties, -
    find out the original buildings of that time seen there until today.
    sometimes inmid the new functional (often quite faceless) concrete buildings,
    with mostly flat roofs, aircondition fans and telcom antennas ontop.

    To find a little impression of today, I walk with a friend there,
    some photos show a very little of it.
    It stays the remembering of great past - and the hope of a renew.

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    UP-SIDE DOWN BOAT!

    by lukluk_wal_marjan Updated Dec 11, 2013

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    View from the City. Can u c the shape???
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    I guess most if not all Bandung pages have this tip - A visit to Tangkuban Perahu Volcanoe!

    An entrance fee need to be paid upfront and the rates differ between local & foreign tourist.

    If u can pass as local tourist u only need to pay Rp10,000/pax (less than USD 2). Somehow I pass as local tourist from Jakarta....hehehehe... If not its will cost slightly higher.

    As on 7th Dec 2013, the entrance fee is as follows:
    IDR15,000/local Indonesian
    IDR50,000/foreigners. same rate applies to children

    The volcanoe was name as it is due to its shape if seen from far. Tangkuban Perahu when directly translated is UP-SIDE DOWN BOAT.

    If I'm not mistaken there are about 12 craters in total. Some craters are still active and a few are off to tourist since they produce toxic gas. At a fee for the guide, u may venture down to the center of the crater. You can also hike-up the mountain. You need at least 2 hours to complete the round and of course a fit body!

    There are also rows of stalls selling some handmade crafts. You can test your bargaining skills here!

    The story behind the mountain can be obtained here

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    jungle walk at Kampung daun

    by favenchi Written Sep 25, 2013
    Kampung Daun near Bandung
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    this is a "must visit" place near Bandung....Kampung Daun is in a jungle clad valley complete with waterfalls and thatched roofed eating huts. Kampung Daun is about half an hour's drive from Bandung. We've lived in Bandung for 12 years and had our first visit to Kampung Daun on a Sunday afternoon in September 2013. Ingore all those "warnings" on another travel related website, Kampung Daun is excellent value. Food which is Indonesian and Western is low priced, especially now the Indonesian Rupiah Value is down compared to western currencies. The service is fast and friendly and sitting eating in a tropical jungle hut is fantastic!!! There are the real sounds of nature, waterfalls, a fast running jungle stream and at night they light small fires for warmth. It can become cool in Bandung due to the elevation....but never ever cold.
    No Kapung Daun is NOT a tourist trap....it is a genuine and real place to visit.....Kampung Daun has been open since 1999 and is open 7 days a week from mornings until night. You can buy souvenirs, clothes and shoes at the Kampung Daun souvenir shop....and there is plenty of parking and even on a Sunday afternoon it was easy to get to, and we never had that corwded in feeling....and there's even Horse Rides at Kampung Daun.....a specially dedicated area and horse attendants for the very young.

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    Geological Department Bandung and Field Work.

    by ullfri49 Updated Mar 18, 2013
    Dr. Julianty with Jeep of Badan Geologi Bandung.

    The Geological Museum Bandung is of course not only a place to collect and make exibitions-
    on the main work is of course the field work around the very interestic places in Indonesia.
    Here in the Photo please see Ms. Drs. Julianty (with great business in Anthropology).

    Ms. Drs. Julianty was so friendly to show the Jeep of BADAN GEOLOGI (Kementarian Energi dan Sumber daya Mineral) just this day was in Bandung.
    This and other used for the exursions to the geological and anthropological sites in the Java, Sumatra and Kaliamantan field areas.

    Please don't hesitate to look in the new internetside of the Geological Museum Bandung.
    Very interesting

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    Geological Museum Bandung remembering history

    by ullfri49 Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Memorial Dutch Geologist Rainder Fennema, Bandung

    The Geological Museum in Bandung is a landmark sice long old time.

    It is a good place for information about history of Geology in Indonesia and all around.
    Even in Internet time it is from my view worth to take time an see.
    All around it is very impressive to see the building that is at place since the dutch time.

    In the staircase you find some memorials of the old time, when the work of a geologist was much more difficult and dangerous than today. See at photo.

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    Geological Museum in Bandung

    by ullfri49 Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Drs Tatty and Dr. Indro tell about the Mt.Tambora
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    The Geological Museum is quite central in Bandung an an good adress for a sighseeing.
    It is worth to see the geologic and anthopologic collection.
    In special cause of the special geological situation of Indonesia,
    situated in the "geological Ring of Fire"- the much so volcanos in Indonesia.
    The next volcano to Bandung is the Tankubanperahu - at good weather well seen at Bandungs north skyline.
    It is a quite many- sided field of work in Geological Museum Bandung.

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    Gunung Tangkuperahu:"drive-in-volcano"over Bandung

    by ullfri49 Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Between heaven&earth: Bandung, Tangkubanperahu

    Kota Bandung di dekat Gunung Tangkubanperahu!
    The first special to see in Bandung -
    is the near to the Vulcanos around in the Preanger Mountains at first the Tangkubanperahu.

    There are much storys around and the best is to use good weather to see more. Real it is not very usful to take a tour in raintime- if heavy rain it can be a problem-
    Hati hati Hujan keras- hard rain is dangerous!At the day of photo it was good weather in Bandung- but full in the clouds at the Caldera.

    But never walk without care, and better use a trustable guide. Be shure, ever is the wild nature around us- and near Tangkubanperahu its very wild and very near. Shure my comment NEVER try to get inside the vulcano needs no explanation for a traveller-the sulfur gases are one - at right wind you will get a soar throat at evening.

    The other and real dangerous is the never predictable unseen eruption or migration of deadly free Carbon Dioxide in the inner deeper crater walls.

    Remark:
    The Tangkubanperahu is a sleepy vulcano!
    In seldom cases acess can be restricted if there is an Safety Alert from the Bandung-based Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG)
    found at 22.02.2013 in Internet at: www.thejakartapost.com

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    Tangkubanperahu - living at caldera of the volcano

    by ullfri49 Updated Feb 22, 2013
    Tangkubanperahu-Living at the Volcano near Bandung

    Usually it is good to have a little distance to the volcanoes, and usually nearby is nothing maybe a geological station - but near Bandung at "Tankubanperahu" is other.
    The northeast site of the caldera is full of souvenir stores,
    and much people are there - cause you can drive until the top with cars, so it is easy for tourist to come here. See the photo.

    You will find - a full "drive in Vulkano"- with now hundreds of small and greater stores and restaurants - you will see much souvenir sellers- everyone will be very lucky to interest special You for the so much offers- from mountain flowers to special stones an minerals, sulphure powder good for cure all kind of deseases until warm colourful wool caps and - of course - "Anklungs" too.

    But I recommend to use a trustable guide. Be shure, ever is the wild nature around us- and near Tangkubanperahu its very wild and very near. Shure my comment NEVER try to get inside the vulcano needs no explanation for a traveller-the sulfur gases are one - at right wind you will get a soar throat at evening.

    Remark:
    The Tangkubanperahu is a sleepy vulcano!
    In seldom cases acess can be restricted if there is an Safety Alert from the Bandung-based Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG)
    found at 22.02.2013 in Internet at: www.thejakartapost.com

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  • Palasari Traditional Book Market

    by bujangdago Written May 15, 2012

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    Palasari Bandung
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    In the center of Bandung, Palasari Traditional Book Market is a nice place to visit, specially if you like read books. tens Thousand of books availabel here, and many people said that this place is the complette book store in Indonesia.
    This place just look like another traditional markets, but specially for books. You can buy any kind of new books with discount, mostly from Indonesian publishers but some of them also sale books from international publishers. Beside new books, you can buy used book here.
    Of course this place so famous for the people in Bandung, as you know Bandung the city for studying in Indonesia, and knowing well as education city.

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    Kampung Gajah

    by cokes Written Nov 14, 2011
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    This is an Elephant Cultural Village translated in English but there is no real elephants here except for people dressed up like Elephants walking around here taking pics with the kids and so on. It`s a very nice place to take your family to especially the kids. There is alot to do here. Lots of rides for the kids that they will enjoy. You can take a ride with a horse and carriage or rent a buggy or even go karting which is really fun. One thing that I must say is that it`s not cheap here but garanteed to be alot of fun for your family.

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    Try to visit the Bosscha Observatory

    by ullfri49 Updated Oct 1, 2011

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    Carl-Zeiss-Doppelrefraktor Bosscha Observatory ITB

    The Bosscha Observatory is a Landmark worth to visit it and it is easy to reach in direction Lembang, not so far of Bandung-

    Try to come at a saturday - see more in the special Bosscha Astronomy site at my VT side.

    Here at the Photo a special view of the bottom of the honourable Carl-Zeiss-Jena-Doppelrefraktor working sice the foundation of the Observatory in the end of twenties last century still until today.

    On the second photo you can see the type plate at the mount of the old great "Bamberg Refraktor", the mount was manufactured so around 1920 by the "Askania Werke" Berlin Friedenau!

    See also the ITB Bandung, the Astronomical Department the Jurusan Astronomi.

    This year 2011 is special, cause of "60 Years Astronomy" in Indonesia! See Bosscha Internetside.

    For more information, look at my VT-Travellog "Bandung travelling north to Bosscha Observatory"

    So if you of special astronomic interest -
    or simple want to be a little nearer to the so much shining stars and the milky way of south hemisphere,
    so don`t hesitate to follow the way to the "BOSSCHA".

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    Jendela Bandung- a guidebook about Bandung

    by ullfri49 Updated Sep 30, 2011
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    Usually a traveltime is to short to see all-
    so mostly I look in the bookstores fore some interesting to take home.
    So in Bandung too...

    In 2007 a friend recommended: "Jendela Bandung" written vom HerSuganda.

    Real nice book- but in Bahasa Indonesia!
    But looking inside- and the reviews show it-
    the "Jendela Bandung" gives a good impression about "Bandoeng" in the past,
    and the variety of town and area Bandung today in Indonesia...

    See at photo the front page of "Jendela Bandung" the new highway bridge in Bandung city.

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    The house of Mayor in Bandung- kotamadya Bandung

    by ullfri49 Written Aug 3, 2011
    Inmid great green trees: House of mayor in Bandung

    North part of Bandung has nice places- ,
    here in the little park, the building complex of old holland times- ("dari waktu belanda"):

    The house of mayor of Bandung "Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah Kota Bandung",
    the residence of the "Pemerintah Kotamaya tingkat Bandung"

    I have got there a little souvenir with Kota Bandung Heraldic figure:
    The Tangkuperahu volcano, a town wall over blue white waves of river mountains,
    under the heraldic motto: "GEMAH RIPAH WIBAWAH MUKTI"

    The park around is a nice shadow place under the big trees and is free open at day for all.

    By the way- long names seems even in Indonesia to long for daily use-
    the town bus station for the"Angkotas" is simple named "City Hall"!

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    Things to expect near Pasar Baru and Dago/Riau

    by dede_bandung_helper Written Jun 3, 2011

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    Im sorry, but there's Pasar Baru in Bandung.
    And honestly, if you ask locak people, every one would know about it.
    It's just like you ask liberty statue to the people of usa. :D

    If you stay near pasar baru, you'll expect
    - crowd of local people, it's better to take a walk
    - very traditional environment, people trade, selling good,
    - cheap prices, especially if you're looking for quantities than qualitiea
    - the culinary is also traditional. lots of them are Sundanese, local tribe's. There's fried chicken in the Sundanese restaurant in case youre not ready for the other taste.
    - of course there's KFC, McDonalds around.

    If you stay near Riau/Dago, you'll expect
    - mixed crowd of local and foreign people, it's ok if you take a walk or by car
    - more modern environment, most of them are Factory outlet, Coffeeshop, lounge, beerhouse, family restaurant, if you head towards jalan Dipatiukur you'll find more traditional foods on tents.
    - mid ranging prices, you'll find quality here
    - at weekend, a lot of creativity activities happening in bandung, Sat Eve, a lot of exhibition happening at Jalan Dago, at Sunday there's car free day. People are exticing about it. Near there is weekly shocking market. Many handmade goods, cheap clothes, traditional foods even more.

    Interesting place?
    Two of them already mentioned.
    Another is Cloud9, apparently it's owned by foreign, so you'll meet another tourist there, so you can exchange testimonial about interesting places.

    If you love nature, there's a cave of Tangkuban Perahu.
    Or you can swim at Cipaku (hot water source) or Ciater (it's a bit far, but people from Bandung are thinking Ciater is OK for road trip by car/motorcyle in one day).

    If you need help just drop me a message.

    Dede

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    MUSEUM OF THE ASIAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE

    by ancient_traveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Asian-African Conference which was held on 18th to 24th April 1955 in Bandung gained a big success both in formulating common concerns and in preparing operational guidance for cooperation among Asian African Nation as well as in creating world order and world peace. The success of the conference was not only for the time being but also for the time after so that the soul and spirit of the Asian-African Conference becomes one of the most important factor that deciding world history.

    In order to maintain those mentions above, it is important if the Asian-African Conference with its event is maintained eternally in a museum where the conference was held, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung, a city that is considered as a capital city and a source of inspiration for the Asian-African Nations.

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