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Best Places to Visit in Bandung of 2017

  • 01 Ijen Crater

    Ijen Crater
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    Ijen Crater that is also known as Kawah Ijen by the locals is a top recommended site in Indonesia which is a must visit. Spread over an area of 134 sq. km, the active crater has a landscape of volcanic cones of both the Mount Merapi and Mount Ijen.

    Highlights: Ijen is a convoluted group of composite volcanoes that lie inside the huge caldera Ijen which has a width of 20 kilometres. The highest point of this complex is the Gunung Merapi stratovolcano. Towards the western end of the Ijen volcano there is a 1 km wide bluish green colored acidic crater lake which exudes smoky white during the day and flames or blue fire in the night. Visit the crater to view the largest acidic lake of the world. It is indeed one of the best volcanic mountains of Indonesia.

    Location: Ijen Crater lies in the Banyuwangi Regency of the East Java in Indonesia.

    Timings:
    Open round the year.

    Price:

    Foreign Tourists (weekends and holidays): Rp 150,000
    Domestic Tourists: IDR 10,000



  • 02 Mount Bromo

    Mount Bromo
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    Mount Bromo is nestled at a height of 2329 meters yet it is not the highest peak of the massif however it is definitely the most well known. This massif area is one of the most frequented tourist attractions of East Java.

    Highlights:
    Mount Bromo is an active volcano which is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Ever since the year 1919, it is a protected nature reserve. The most typical way to reach the Mount Bromo is via the mountain village that lies in its proximity, Cemoro Lawang. From there you can take a walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes. You can also take an organized jeep tour to the viewpoint on the Mount Penanjakan which can be reached in 2 hours.

    Location: Mount Bromo is located in East Java in Indonesia.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price:
    IDR 220,000 for weekday
    IDR 320,000 for weekend or holiday



  • Nearby Getaways from Bandung
  • 01 Jakarta

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    Jakarta is undoubtedly one of the greatest megalopolises of the world. A dynamic city with surreal juxtapositions om just about every nook and corner. Right from opulent, steamy and scented streets of the Glodok and to the colonial past of vestiges of Kota, Jakarta in every way is a city of daunting extremes. One contemporary area of Indonesia is the Merdeka Square which puts forth the face of the country just as the world wants to see – confident and bold. With the extravagant mega developments pitted against some of the humblest neighbourhoods of Asia, in the southern end of the city, the contrasts only get steeper. Crosswise the city, it is plausible to rub shoulders with the future artists, leaders, movers and shakers of the Indonesia in the sleek bar lounges and the Bohemian cafés located here. Nightlife of Jakarta is happening and you can enjoy clubbing till dawn and beyond though it is notwithstanding the sober desires of the country’s law makers.   

    Located amidst the maddening traffic and the public metamorphosis, life in Jakarta is lived at an all out pace. The city is majorly galvanized by the optimism and industriousness that’s every bit evident. Dysfunction here is damned and the development is undertaken at a pace that puts forth a number of challenges. The citizen here, even the poorest of them are very positive and good natured in comparison to the other capitals of the world. Crime levels are also significantly low.


  • 02 Java

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    Java is an island city in the South-Asian country of Indonesia and is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places you will ever see in your life. It is a central hub for all the internal activities of Indonesia as well as a hot spot for holidays. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is to the West of Java and from there till the east, there are many places for sight-seeing like temples, green fields and grass covered hills, active volcanic mountains, old castles and misty rainforests.

    Java is a place which will make you get lost in its natural beauty. The wet rainforests, waterfalls where you can have a dip, sea view and landscape and the pure atmosphere will make you feel pampered like never before. You will see nature’s miracles at its best when you witness the active volcanoes amid purple and blue hills and this sight is guaranteed to leave you mesmerized with its beauty. There are many places to see in Java which will leave you spellbound.

    Apart from the wonders of nature, Java also boasts about rich culture and tradition, art, food and heritage. Many travelers describe this place as one of the most magical and serene places they have ever visited.