The mains tourist object in Jakarta and Bandung where you can visit during your tour are:
Jakarta – Mother City
Jakarta is a study in contrasts: traditional and modern, rich and poor, spiritual and worldly all standing side by side in a bustling metropolis. The nation’s capital has a remarkable history, beginning in the year 157, when it was named Jayakarta. As a small harbour town called Sunda Kelapa it served as the capital of the Dutch East Indies and was called Batavia. When Indonesian independence was finally secured the city was renamed Jakarta.
Sunda Kelapa – A Blast From The Past
Sunda Kelapa, also known as Pasar ikan (Fish Market), is in the north of the city at the mouth of the Ciliwung River. This is where the Portuguese traded with the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century and where Dutch domination of Indonesia began. Sunda Kelapa is now a busy inter-island port. Tall masted Bugis schooners from South Sulawesi, part of the world’s oldest commercial sailing fleet, are one of the finest sights Jakarta has to offer.
Monas – Symbol Of Independence
The National Monument, (Monas), is one of the many monuments built during the years directly after independence. The one hundred and thirty seven metre tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with thirty five kilograms of gold, and represents the people’s determination to achieve freedom. It towers over Merdeka (Freedom) Square, and serves as Jakarta’s most prominent landmark
Located on the west side of Merdeka Square, the National Museum offers historical, prehistoric, archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics. It has one of the most complete collections in the country of bronzes and ceramics dating back lo the Han, Tang and Ming Dynasties. The museum’s collection of cultural instruments, household utensils, arts and crafts provide a good introduction to the life of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups.
Taman Mini Beautiful Indonesia In Miniature Park
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in the east of the city gives visitors a glimpse of the diversity of the Indonesian archipelago in a single location. This extensive park houses exhibits from all of Indonesia’s provinces. It has its own orchid garden, bird park with a walk-in aviary, Imax theatre, a fauna museum and recreational grounds. Of special interest is the Museum Indonesia, housing contemporary arts crafts and traditional costumes from around the country.
Ancol Theme Park
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol is Jakarta’s largest and most popular recreation park, with sea and fresh-water aquariums, seaworld, swimming pools, an artificial lagoon for fishing and boating, a bowling alley, as well as an assortment of nightclubs and restaurants. The Ancol complex includes a marina, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy Land) theme park, golf courses and hotels. The ‘Pasar Seni’ or art market has a varied collection of Indonesian handicrafts, paintings and souvenirs for sale while an open-air
Puncak the Head For The Hills
The road out Bogor to Bandung passes through the cool hills of Puncak. At the crest of Puncak Pass, tea plantations blanket the hillsides, and the cooler climate makes it a favourite resort and weekend gateway retreat from Jakarta. Further down the road is Cipanas, a natural hot springs resort, whose waters are said to hold magic restorative powers.
Bogor Botanic Gardens
Bogor Botanical Gardens (Indonesian: Kebun Raya) is a botanical garden built at 1862, and located in Bogor, Indonesia, 60 km south of Jakarta. The gardens are in the city center and adjoin the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace). The gardens cover more than 80 hectares. This garden contains more than 15,000 species of trees and plants. There are 400 types of exceptional palms along lawns and avenues.The Gardens are a refuge for more than 50 different varieties of birds and for groups of bats roosting high in the trees. The orchid houses contain some 3,000 varieties.
Lying 187 km southeast of Jakarta in the midst of the lovely Priangan highlands, Bandung enjoys a surprisingly mild climate, with temperatures averaging a pleasant 22,5° C. Party as a result, most residents reckon that this must be the most live able spot on the island, event if rain falls on an average of 144 days in the year (mostly between November and April). The city situated on a high plateau at an altitude of 768 meters , surrounded on all sides by brooding volcanoes and lofty mountain ridges. Bandung, the capital of West Java used to be referred to as “The Paris of Java” but now is more popularly known as “Kota Kembang”, the city of Flowers, It is a city of artists, writers, intellectual and academics and the city of the fashion where the factory outlets of jeans and T-shirts are.
Tangkuban Perahu (spelt Tangkuban Parahu in the local Sundanese dialect) name translates roughly to “upturning of (a) boat” or “upturned boat” in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. Tangkubn Perahu is a dormant volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, It last erupted in 1959. The tourists could enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain with crater and on the near area we could see the tea plantation and the hot spring water Sariater .
Saung Udjo The angklung music school
Saung Udjo (Udjo’s House of Angklung) this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. Angklung consists of one single note, creating a soothing chord. It produces sound when it is shaken rapidly. An ensemble may consist of 3 or 4 players to a full orchestra playing the angklung repertoire. The show is packed with spectacular short performances, commencing with wayang golek (wooden puppet) show, helaran (agricultural harvesting celebration) rites, traditional dances, kids games, introduction to angklung, angklung orchestral performance, interactive angklung performance that involves visitors playing angklung, and arumba performance. When the show comes to a close, the performing children invite visitors to join them in a group dance and games, making everyone feeling as if they are stepping back in time to their own childhood.
Formerly a sleepy traditional fishing village, Pangandaran is home of the legendary Queen of the South Seas. Now a thriving holiday resorts, it is a three hour drive from either Jakarta or Bandung on good mountain roads. At night hundreds of fishermen’s boat lamps merge with the star-studded sky above, creating an enchanting and romantic scene