Tourism: Bandung and other area’s


Our language helper recommended that we spend a day together, practicing the language at a location called Ciater Hot Springs. These springs are located on the slopes of the volcano, Tangkuban Perahu. When we first heard about these springs we thought they would be something similar to the bubbling water like what we saw when we visited Tangkuban Perahu. We thought it was merely a little muddy pool with some bubbling water that reeked of sulfur. When we got to the location, we were pleasantly surprised, because we found it to be one of the most developed and managed tourist locations we have yet to see in Indonesia.



Language Study at a Tea Plantation

Our language helper (teacher) took us to a tea plantation that is located to the north of the city of Bandung, Indonesia for a day of expanding our vocabulary. Below is a video we made of the tea plantation and the tea factory.


TAMAN BUDAYA (culture park)

On the north side of the city of Bandung, Indonesia there is a theater which produces performances of traditional dances, music, and other entertaining aspects to educate the community about the Sundanese culture.



(Traffic Park)

In the city of Bandung, Indonesia there is a park that is specifically designed to teach children about road safety. The park is designed with many entertaining amusements to make their study of road safety more fun.

Below is a video we made of the park. We’ve also got pictures on the video that gives the cost for the different amusements.



(West Java People’s War Monument)

The Province of West Java’s War Monument is located directly north of Gedung Sate. The two sites face each other and between them is a long row of trees, neatly surrounded with various plants and flowers.



(Shis Kabob Building)

Gedung Sate is a famous landmark in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. It is the office of the Governor of the Province of West Java (island of Java). The building received its name due to the building’s flag poles, which many say resemble  a “Shis Kabob,” or, translated into Bahasa Indonesia–“Sate.” And gedung means “building.”

Below is a video we made of the building.



(Bandung Sea of Fire)

On the south side of the city of Bandung you can find a large monument called “Bandung Lautan Api,” (BLA) or, Bandung Sea of Fire. This monument was built in commemoration of an event that took place in Bandung on March 24, 1946. After the Japanese withdraw after WWII, the Dutch were attempting to reclaim its former colony (Indonesia). To prevent this from happening, the city inhabitants intentionally burned their homes and other buildings of importance in the city, giving the approaching Dutch forces little to occupy and reclaim.


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