Daily Archives: March 23, 2013

A corner of Bandung – From dusk till dawn

Bandung is the third largest city in Indonesia. It is also the capital of West Java Province. The city is located on a 768 meters above-sea-level plateau and surrounded by mountains, which makes the temperature quite cool all year long. The mountains around Bandung with their long volcanic activities make the land of the area fertile. The combination of fertile soil and cool temperature is perfect for plantations, especially tea. That is why travelers can find many tea plantations around Bandung.

With its beautiful landscape and cool weather, Bandung is known as a kind of resort area which attracted many people from Jakarta who flooded Bandung and make heavy traffics in Bandung almost every week-end.

5:28 PM

5:28 PM

With so many factories, especially garment, Bandung is also known as a business city as well, while for others it is also known as a student city, for there are many universities can be found in and around Bandung.

Dago, is an area in the northern part of the city which is considered as the residential area for the elite in the colonial era. Nowadays travelers who visit Bandung can find rows of restaurants and hotels as well as clothing outlets in the area.

I took these pictures from Dago Pakar, an area more to the north that considered as the highest part of the city. Nowadays, there are many cafes and restaurants which offer dramatic views of the city from above, so people can enjoy delicious meals while seeing the vistas. Some people prefer to visit the area by night in order to see Bandung’s city light. Can you imagine how romantic it is when you have a candle light dinner with your loved one overlooking the beautiful sea of city lights that glitter like diamonds while local musician playing a sweet love song?

7:44 PM

7:44 PM

 

Ringkasan :

Siapa yang gak kenal Bandung, sebuah kota indah dengan udaranya yang sejuk, yang juga menjadi ibu kota Propinsi Jawa Barat? Kota yang terletak di sebuah dataran tinggi dan dikelilingi gunung gemunung ini, akhir-akhir ini selalu mengalami kepadatan lalu lintas pada akhir pekan akibat membanjirnya pengunjung dari Jakarta dan kota-kota sekitarnya. Memang sejak dahulu Bandung yang terletak di ketinggian 768 meter di atas permukaan laut telah terkenal sebagai kota wisata, selain juga dikenal sebagai kota pelajar dan kota bisnis.

5:41 AM

5:41 AM

5:54 AM

5:54 AM

Di sebelah utara kota, terdapat sebuah daerah yang dikenal sebagai daerah elite-nya Bandung. Daerah yang sekarang penuh dengan berbagai factory outlet, restoran dan hotel ini dikenal dengan nama Dago. Lebih ke utara lagi, terdapat daerah perbukitan yang katanya merupakan tempat tertinggi di kota Bandung yang dikenal dengan sebutan Dago Pakar.

6:26 AM

6:26 AM

Foto-foto di postingan ini aku ambil di Dago Pakar yang sekarang mulai dipenuhi dengan cafe dan restoran yang menawarkan keindahan pemandangan kota dari ketinggian, khususnya pada malam hari. Kebayang gak betapa romantisnya suasana makan malam berdua dengan orang yang terkasih di sebuah cafe dengan diterangi cahaya lilin, sambil memandang kerlip lampu-lampu kota di kejauhan yang berkilau seperti berlian, sementara band setempat melantunkan tembang cinta?

a new day is coming

a new day is coming

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