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West Java tourism and attractions

West Java Tourism, why do you have to spend your time in West Java?

Why you must visit West Java and put it on the list of your destination? and what you will get if you explore West Java?, West Java tourism will answer!

Some facts about west Java that you need to know

When you visit Indonesia and you put West Java tourism on the list and there is some question.

what do you know about West Java?do you know that West Java has another name?

So here is the fact about West Java.

West Java tourism, Visit Indonesia-The beautiful Parahyangan

West Java is also well known as Parahyangan. the western province of the island of Java. it will amuse you with its beauty. and you will love it.

The Sundanese people.

West Java tourism and attractions

The native people of West Java are the Sundanese tribe and their language is namely Bahasa Sunda. And their religion is Islam.

But even so, some people still adhere to their traditional religion called Sunda Wiwitan.

The beauty of West Java

West Java is in the highlands and that privilege makes nature very beautiful.

The weather is cool and the soil is very fertile that produce very good agricultural products. green and beautiful.

God Created Parahyangan When He smiles

West Java has a lot of natural beauty both mountains and beaches, craters, and hot springs. even rivers and waterfalls. you have many options for places that you want to visit.

And because of the beauty of Parahyangan, there is a quote from a philosopher from the Netherlands who said that ” God created Parahyangan while He smile”.

The Sundanese People are friendly

The Sundanese people are very friendly and very polite you will feel comfortable and safe to be among them.

And by the way, Sundanese women are well known as the most beautiful woman in Indonesia:)).

Sundanese People speak English

Yes, it’s true some Sundanese people speak English because the English language is common in Indonesia.

by the way, there are many English courses in West Java. So you don’t need to worry:))

Tourist attractions in West Java

West Java tourism is a plan that you should put on your list when you visit Indonesia, why?

Because there are so many tourist destinations in West Java that actually you can not explore only in 30 days.

But however, you have to visit West Java as a part of your trip. So I will give you only 2 tourist destinations in every each city.

West Java tourism, visit Indonesia-Bogor the Rainy City

Because we started from Jakarta we will continue to the nearest city to Jakarta namely Bogor.

Bogor It’s a Rainy city with thousands of beauties and the weather is mild. I think you will like to stay in Bogor.

Bogor has many famous tourist spots that you can visit and it’s not hard to find those places.  there are two places located in the middle of the city. one of them is Kebun Raya Bogor.

1. Kebun Raya Bogor ( Bogor Botanical Gardens ) 

West Java tourism and attractions

Bogor Botanical gardens are one of the most popular tourist attractions and are located in the middle of the city.

There are many activities that you can do in that place and enjoy your time.

The oldest botanical in Southeast Asia

Bogor Botanical garden s the oldest botanical garden in Southeast Asia, and now under the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

So that’s why the Indonesian government really concern about the place.

2 Ranggon Hills

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Ranggon Hills The beauty from above

Ranggon Hills is located at the foothills of Mount Salak with extraordinary natural views, it’s so beautiful.
Well, this view is combined with the various photo facilities created here, that’s making Ranggon Hills one of the Instagramable tourist attractions in Bogor.
If you like to stay in Ranggon Hills they have a camping ground and you can rent a tent that makes you sleep well.

3.Pantai Pelabuhan Ratu ( Pelabuhan Ratu Beach )

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Pelabuhan Ratu Beach is a tourist spot on the coast of the Indian Ocean in southern West Java, Indonesia.
The location is about 60 km to the south of the city of Sukabumi.
In Pelabuhan Ratu you can do some activities like swimming or you can just relax enjoying nature.
But if you like surfing there is someplace to play.
  • Surfing: Around Pelabuhan Ratu, there are at least nine location points for surfing. The locations are Samudra beach, Cimaja, Karang Haji, Batu Guram, Karang Sari, Indicator, Sunset Beach, Ombak Tujuh, and  Ujung Genteng. Each beach has waves with different characteristics.

If you don’t like water activities there are also cultural activities that you can enjoy in Pangandaran like

  • Sea Feast Ritual: Besides natural beauty and Surfing area, Pelabuhan Ratu Beach is also popular for sea feast rituals. In this ritual, the indigenous people throw buffalo heads and other offerings into the middle of the sea. This tradition is an expression of gratitude to God for the gift that has been given in the form of fish catches

4. Ciletuh Geopark 

I can say that Ciletuh Geopark is a very complete and versatile tourist attraction. Because you can find everything here such mountains, forest, waterfall, rice field, beaches.And many more.

New Global Geopark

UNESCO recently announced Ciletuh Geopark at Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java, as one of the new Global Geoparks.

Beautiful memory to remember

if you are a waterfall lover, Ciletuh geopark is the perfect place for you because you can see many beautiful waterfalls with different characteristics.

Those places are very instagramable where you can make many beautiful pictures in every spot.

amazed your friends with your pictures and you will have a beautiful memory to remember.

5. Bandung ( The Capitol of West Java )

After spending time in Bogor and Sukabumi, now we continue our journey to Bandung, what will you see in Bandung?

When you put West Java tourism on your list for your trip to visit Indonesia, you have to visit Bandung!

if you just need to spend one or two days in Bogor and Sukabumi, I think you can spend your time a little longer in Bandung about 3-4 days.

Bandung is the capital of West Java province and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya.

The weather in Bandung is mild. And there are many tourist attractions even in the middle of the city.

Bandung is located 140 km southeast of Jakarta and The city lies on a river basin surrounded by Volcanic mountains, so here a list of tourist spots that you can visit.

Museum Asia Afrika ( Asia Africa Museum ) :

Asia Afrika museum is a historical place that displays various collectibles and photos of the Asian-African Conference, a place where the Asia and Africa partnership has been established.


Jalan Asia Afrika No.65, Braga,Bandung City.

An opening hours

from Tuesday to Thursday from 08.00 am-16.00 pm.

Friday is open from 14.00-16.00 pm. and Saturday-Sunday from 09.00 am -16.00 pm.

Saung Angklung Udjo


  • Saung Angklung Udjo: Saung Angklung Udjo is a recreational and educational destination regarding Sundanese culture.
  • Complete with a performance bale, various bamboo crafts, and also a workshop on bamboo musical instruments it namely Angklung.
  • Ticket Price: IDR 75,000
  • Opening Hours: 15.30 pm – 17.00 pm
  • Phone: (022) 7271714
  • Address: Jl. Padasuka No.118 Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul, Bandung,

6. Kawah Putih ( White Crater )

Kawah Putih is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Bandung, the location it’s in Ciwidey (about 50 km to the south of the city of Bandung).

what is Kawah Putih?

it’s a lake formed by the eruption of Mount Patuha and as the name implies, the color of the land around this crater is white because due to mixing with elemental sulfur, besides the white color of the land, the water around the lake also have greenish white color due to mixing with sulfur.

How to go there?

You can go by public transportation but I suggested you rent a motorbike in Bandung. Because If you go by motorbike that makes it easier.

Then you can explore other place around The Kawah Putih.

How about the Ticket price? for locals is IDR 25.000 but for foreigner, the price is IDR 75.000

7. Danau Situ Patenggang ( Situ Patenggang Lake )

Situ Patenggang is a lake, Situ is the Sundanese language that means Lake and the location are close to the Kawah Putih.

The water in Situ Patenggang is clear because not mixing with sulfur,

in Situ Patenggang you can enjoy nature, and tea plantations or you can try local cuisine around the lake.

8. Lembang 

As part of West Java tourism, Lembang is a place that you shouldn’t miss, why? because this place is amazing!!

We will go to a plateau to the north of the city of Bandung, if yesterday you have visited the white crater in southern Bandung then today you will visit Tangkuban Perahu crater in Lembang, the distance is about 13,57 KM to the north of Bandung.

Lembang actually is the name of a small city but there are many tourist spots that you can visit such as Tangkuban Perahu Crater, Hotspring, Floating market, Orchid Forest, and many more.

9. Garut

Small city but full of beauty

Garut is a regency in West Java province, the capital is a city namely Garut. And this city has many tourist destinations.

part of the area is mountainous, and one of the famous mountains is Papandayan. and you can hike the mountain if you want, it’s easy because the facilities are good.

West Java tourism-visit Indonesia-Tourist Spots in Garut

There are many tourist destinations that you can visit such as Hotspring, Rivers, and many more. I bet you will have fun in Garut.

The weather in Garut is mild so you will feel comfortable staying there.

But not only famous for the mountain Papandayan, but Garut is also famous for its rivers and one of them is Leuwi Jurig ( The Devil’s River ).

But even though The name of the river is scary on the contrary the spots are very beautiful like a hidden paradise.

 Leuwi Jurig is located in Kampung Rupit, Bojong Village, Bungbulang District.Garut.

10. Pangandaran


We continue our trip and now we move to Pangandaran, a district in West Java province.158 km from Garut.

West Java tourism visit Indonesia-Pangandaran Beach

Pangandaran is very famous for its beauty in nature. And the most popular tourist destination is Pangandaran Beach.

So when the holiday season arrives many tourists come and visit.

These beaches have many beautiful spots that you can enjoy and you can spend your time all day long even until night.

There are many tourist attractions, for example, you can play Body Rafting in the Citumang river, surf in Batu Karas, or go along the Green Canyon by boat. So it’s gonna be fun

 I think you can stay for 2 nights in Pangandaran before you continue your journey to Central Java.

So you have energy and have enough time to explore Pangandaran!!

West Java tourism-visit Indonesia-How to go to Pangandaran?

You can go by public bus or by train. Or you can go by car if you want.

there are 2 bus stations in Bandung the name is Leuwi Panjang and Cicaheum.

But if you prefer to go by train you can go to Stasiun Hall Bandung. it’s located downtown.

it will make it easier to go from your hostel.


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