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Friday, March 16, 2007

Bandung & Indonesia Tourisms

Bandung is one of beautiful small cities in World. The lowest point of this city is around 685 m. asl.. The highest point is around 900m.. The population is about 2 million peoples. This city is cool, and not so crowded. You still could see many big parks inside the city. This city was planned in the era of Dutch colonization around 1810, as resting city in the journey between edges of Java Island.

About 18km. North of this city, there is Mount Tangkuban Perahu. This mount is volcano. Last big eruption happened around 1920, my grandfather era. Of course every volcano has crater(s). Visitors could walk very close to the crater, even in some of its craters, visitor could touch bottom of crater, feel Earth magma, probably for first time.

About 6km. North East of Volcano Tangkuban Perahu, there is Ciater hotspring. This hotspring occured because of volcanic activity combined with existence of water source. You could swim, take a bath, or take 1 or 2 nights accomodation.

Inside Bandung, in North edge, you could visit Ir. H. Juanda National Park. This sanctuary consists hundreds of tree species, in area several km. square. This National Park is also camping ground. With very cheap, visitors with their own camping equipments could stay in this natural beauty for several days. Close to Ir. H. Juanda National Park, there is Dago Tea House. Dago Tea House is a high point in Bandung, so visitors could see most of Bandung City downward. Still inside Bandung, the city parks eg.: Taman Cibeunying, Taman Lalu Lintas, Taman Maluku, Taman Cilaki, Taman Tegallega, and Lebak Siliwangi.

Bandung Blue Sky

Bandung Mist

Environmental lovers in Bandung working very hard to keep these parks alive, because they are tourism and environmental assets. Visit Bandung of course chance to get more fresh air and more oxygen. Photosynthesis process in plant absorbs heat, carbon, and produces oxygen: 6CO2 + 12HO + solar energy —> C6H10O6 + 6H2O + 6O2. That’s why when we pass big parks, we feel cooler and fresher. That’s proof that photosynthesis absorbs heat and produces oxygen. Grow as many as plants and vegetations as possible, of course one of the way to reduce Earth heat and reduce earthquake effect. We could reduce global warming effect by loving to grow plants. Plants are somekind of natural air conditioner. If every Earth citizen plants one tree, there would be new 6 billion trees. Imagine how much temperature could be downed, how much cheap oxygen could be produced, and how many floods and landslides could be avoided. If we love another God creatures like trees, trees would keep human species alive, healthy, and well.

Bandung also has 2 others nice camping grounds in the North and South West. In the North, at the altitude of 1400 m. asl., you could stay at Cikole. In the South West, at altitude 1600 m. asl., you could stay at Ranca Upas. Of course, stays in these 2 places, especially in Java winter (around June & July) could freeze you down.

Bandung also having many starred and economy hotels. This city could be reached from international city of Jakarta by several ways: airplane, 1 superhighway (take 2 hours), several ordinary roads, and train. Of course, my suggestion is choose the cheapest and safest way. Bandung airport still too small to be landed by big jet, so Bandung airport serves mainly domesticly.

To see many tourism places in Indonesia’s 33 provinces, you could go to: I hope you wouldn’t be disappointed. Feel Indonesians hospitality.

So you see, thank God, many places are beautiful in Indonesia. Indonesia has Bunaken beautiful shore in North Sulawesi, Manokwari beautiful shore in West Irian Jaya Province, and probably hundreds of other untouched shores along these 18,307 islands archipelago. Would like to see one of Indonesia most North islands named Miangas Island (Lat: 5.559°N Long: 126.587°E) from satellite, click here: Our Beloved Miangas Island.

Best time to visit Indonesia is in our dry seasson. In rain seasson, wind and rain become so strong, make difficult for transportation, and several of our areas have floods & landslides. In rain seasson, sea waves become so high make sea transportation difficult. Indonesia divided into 2 large areas: South Indonesia and North Indonesia. South Indonesia: Lampung, Java, Bali, & Nusa Tenggara have rain seasson from November - March. Safe times to visit South Indonesia are between April - October. Between April - October, South Indonesia has dry seasson: sea is calm, sky is bright and blue, everything calm & beautiful. And time between April - October coincides with Summer Holiday in Northern Hemisphere. What a good time to visit South Indonesia. Hopefully, domestic transportation is safer from April - October in South Indonesia. To visit Norther Indonesia: North Sumatera, Toba Lake, Bunaken, consider yourselves about dry seasson on those areas.

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