About West Java
This is the enchanting Sunda Land, stretching from the Sunda Strait in the west to the border of Central Java in the east. The West Java region is mountainous and has green hills, where a volcanic peak and surrounding hills warmly embrace the capital, Bandung. The history of West Java is the history of trade, spices, and the kingdom of Padjadjaran, which continues to be examined today by historians and archeologists.
West Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia which has beautiful nature and scenery for you to visit. The province also holds various potentials concerning water resources, land use, forests, coastal and marine resources, as well as the economic resources of its people. West Java region is the right location for you to do various types of tourism, be it nature, shopping and recreation, culinary, or cultural.
The main characteristic of the mainland mountainous and humid West Java which is part of the archipelago arches of active and inactive volcanoes that stretch from the northern tip of the island of Sumatra to the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi. Its land can be distinguished over steep mountainous regions in the south with an altitude of more than 1,500 m above sea level, broad plains in the north with an altitude of 0.10 m above sea level, and watershed areas.
West Java Province is in the western part of Java Island. It is bordered by the Java Sea to the north, Central Java to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south, and Banten and DKI Jakarta to the west. The north coast region is lowland. In the middle is a mountain range, which is part of a series of mountains stretching from west to east of Java. Its highest point is Ciremay Mountain, which is southwest of Cirebon City. Important rivers are the Citarum River and the Cimanuk River, which empties into the Java Sea.
Many people come to West Java for culinary stains. Ranging from a variety of foods that are sold on the roadside to luxury food in luxury restaurants or cafes. Every tourist can find food and bring it as souvenirs from several cities in West Java, especially Bandung.