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Private Full-Day Bandung Tour from Jakarta
"A full day scenic sightseeing tour to Bandung the capital city of West Java province. A pleasant drive through mountain paddy fields and tea plantations gives you beautiful panorama. Visits will be made at Ciater Hot Spring the Tangkuban Perahu Creater (the only crater in Java accessible all the way by car as far as its rim) the handicrafts center and the famous Cihampelas street a commercial area which offers a huge jeans collection."
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Sukuh and Cetho Temple Tour from Yogyakarta
"Your day will begin at 6:30am when you get picked up in an air conditioned minivan from your Yogyakarta hotel and taken on your journey to Solo City.It will take 1.5 hours to reach Radya Pustaka Museum. This is a Museum which has ancient antique your driver will take you to Mangkunegaran Palace which is part of Java kingdom’s history. Mangkunegaran Palace has great art and antique collections. After the Mangkunegaran Palace visit you will explore Triwindu antique market. You will then stop at a local restaurant for lunch.  Please note lunch is not included in the tour price. You will then be driven to Sukuh Temples. Sukuh temple has strange and unique statues includi you will be driven back to Yogyakarta at 4.00 pm and will be back at your accommodation at 07.30 pm."""Visit Sukuh and Cetho Temples on this full day small group tour from Yogyakarta. Sukuh and Cetho temples are the most recent temples built in Central Java. They were built by the last Hindu King before the conversion to Islam. Brawijaya V was the last Hintitle=Highlights&1=Full-day+tour+to+Sukuh+Temple+and+Cetho+Temple+from+Yogyakarta&2=Browse+the+extensive+antique+collection+of+Radya+Pustaka+Museum&3=Marvel+at+the+ancient+majesty+of+Sukuh+Temple+and+Cetho+Temple&4=Enjoy+personalized+attention+from+your+g
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Javanese for a Day: Private tour of Plaosan Villages and Sunset at Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta
"As you start the day in the midday and before you know it you will be on your way very close to the proximity of the city yet still well preserved in the original traditional way. That is when you arrive near the Prambanan Temple for a preview of its beautiful structure that you will visit on the latter part of the day. The starting point will in fact be in the villages nea and that is when you will explore the real life of Javanese people in the area.You will be shown the various types of traditional dishes such as the making of tofu temple local chips called melinjo
From $127.00

Art Deco Tips (8)

The Old Streets and Walls of Bandung

I have just finished my small research about old streets and buildings in Bandung. I found that Bandung is one of the richest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world. The Dutch started to build these buildings in early 1900s and they are still there in Bandung.

The Oldest house I found in the story of Bandung is on Jalan Cihampelas. The house, located on Cihampelas 108, is now a fashion factory outlet named Parijs Van Java. Then I went to Braga Street and Asia Afrika Street. The roads were built in 1800s when Deandles built a postal road from West Java to East Java and passing this city. It is then called the postweg, or postal road.

Merdeka building is the most prominent 'walls' of Bandung since the Asian African Conference held in 1955 was staged here. This event led the Asian and African countries to their independence during the end of World War II. The building is encircled by newly rehabilitated old streets like the Braga and Asia Africa Street. There is this street painting gallery open since a decade ago. They sell good paintings and the cafes on Braga streets are cozy.

If you go to Bandung, visit the icon of the city, Satay Building, built in 1920s by J. Gerber. The art deco style is incomparable and my architecture friends from the neighboring country was happy to see this building. Close to this one is the Geology Museum, built in 1928. There should be a cafe around the street accross. Traditional delicacies and drinks are available.

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angke
Apr 25, 2007

Hotel Savoy Hoffman

No, this isn't a Hotel tip.
It's too expensive for us but we went and had a look at this nice hotel because it's supposed to be an Art Deco Hotel.

Well, the bar was closed (pity, it looked beautiful) and for the rest we saw some old and nice furniture but that was all there was.
Not very Art Deco for people like us who are used recognise this type of architecture.

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chrisvandenbroucke
May 14, 2004

Art Deco City

Before i took off to Indonesie, I somewhere read that there are only 3 cities outside which deserve deserve the predicate Art Deco City and these were Miami, Florida and a city in New Zealand.
The third was Bandung, Indonesia.
Be cause it was on our road to Yogyakarta, I wouldn't miss it.

What a disappointment. Bandung, the second largest city of Java is a crazy, noisy city

This bakery on the other hand is beautiful

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chrisvandenbroucke
May 14, 2004

Art Deco mix

In the end of Jalan Braga we can see the architect add local taste on the building. Here in two side of the building there is Kala, manifestation of God Shiva, destroyer but believed to be guard. Everything under Kala(time). A nice blend.

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Goldenboy
Nov 22, 2003
 
 
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Vila Isola

Other great examples of the art deco style are the Preanger (now Grand Hotel Preanger) and Savoy Homann hotel, the Vila Isola, Bank Jabar (formerly Denis Insurance Co building), Gedung Pembangunan Daerah, Dago Tea Villa, Three Colour Villa and Gedung Merdeka.

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Goldenboy
Nov 22, 2003

Tropical Treasure

Bandung is the city with the biggest concentrations of vintage art deco architecture left standing, making west java's capital a treasure trove for architecture buffs. Architects of the Amsterdam School began to make their mark on many of the new commercial, institutional and residential villas of the 1920s and 1930s, some of the most influential being Van der Mey, De Klerk, Luthman and Kramer. Picking up on eastern cultural influences, these architects had a large impact on the directions of Indonesian architecture.

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Goldenboy
Nov 22, 2003

Mang Udjo Angklung Workshop

One of the unique characteristics of this place is that traditional art performances are staged with a natural background of mountains, ricefields and plantations. Bamboo handicraft and musical instruments are made and sold here. Mang Udjo's 'Angklungs' are well-known because of his fine workmanship and exact tuning of these bamboo musical instruments.

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Mangunsong
Aug 26, 2002

Bethel Church

Designed by CP Wolff Schoemaker, this church now exist as a protestant church. So catchy, as a final in an end of art deco row.

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Goldenboy
Nov 22, 2003
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"Bandung - the nearest shopping heaven from KL"
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"Weekend Getaway"
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"Bumi Parahyangan"
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"bandung, indonesia"
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"The Flower City"
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Things to Do Near Bandung

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Volcano

Visited Bandung in early March 2008. The weather in this town is cooling which sits about 700m above sea level. Went on a day trip to Gunung Tangkuban Perahu(also known as the Mountain of the...
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Hot Springs

It's actually a resort...u can choose to stay here or just take a one day trip since it's also at the same area as Tangkuban Parahu. There's a few ponds here where u can swim or just dip in your...
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Kawah Putih

On the way to the White Crater (Kawah PUtih) you will pass by Ciwidey, a strawberry town. More or less like Cameron Highland in Malaysia. Pluck your own strawberry here... it is about rp35,000 per kg....
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Shopping

upstairs there's a books shop. it's smaller than normal bookshop but the collection is not bad. mostly fiction. most of the books are indonesian. the price is the same as in other bookshop i think but...
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Parks

Juanda Forest Park or Dago Pakar. The official name is Taman Hutan Raya ir. H. Juanda. It is a forest park, serves as a water reservoir for the city. There are some interesting parks for children or...
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Architecture

Bandung is a town full of odd buildings with lots of interesting architectural details. This building for instance has a pink bay window. A pity we had to rush out after dark and couldn't spend more...
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