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Bandung is the capital city of West Java Province, and the third largest city in Indonesia. Nicknamed 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.

There were many buildings built in a classic Dutch colonial style during the late 18th and early 19th century. The locals referred to this time as the old Bandung era. The Art Deco style was very popular throughout the earlier half of the 20th century and the city and its suburbs retain many fine examples of these architectural styles.

Built in 1932 for an Italian millionaire D.W. Berretty as a villa, Villa Isola lies in the northern part of Bandung, overlooking the city to south and the Tangkuban Perahu mountain to the north. Villa Isola and its 2 gardens have a magnificent design by its architect, combining the unique landscape and the Indo-European architectural style. This monumental art was later used for a hotel, named Hotel de Luxe. Now it serves as UPI's (Indonesia University of Education) headmastership building.

Discovered by Alfred Junghuhn in the 1800s, Kawah Putih (White Crater) was formed because of an eruption of the ancient age. It still features the a typical volcano lake with blue waters, grey cliffs, and white ground that you can step on to get close to the water, and it has had little to no activity for the past four centuries. Formerly a sulphur mine, its smell can be strong at some point.

Bandung has been the melting point between the local Sundanese culture and the high-end technology developed at the Institute Technology Bandung. Angklung is a traditional South-East Asian musical instrument, made by bamboo. Udjo Nalagena, a famous angklung artist, created an Angklung House in the outskirt of Bandung, where angklung is made, learned and played. You can enjoy an angklung orchestra played by 12 year old or less children or even be a part of this orchestra, holding one of the angklung instruments. The place is in the middle of padi terrace and bamboo field, a perfect location to feel the relaxedness of a small village. It is one of the famous travel destinations among westerners and is highly recommended.

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