Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia. The Dutch colonials first established tea plantations around the mountains in the 18th century. After Indonesia declared independence in 1945, the city experienced rapid development and urbanization, transforming Bandung from an idyllic town into a dense metropolitan area. It is a popular weekend destination for residents of Jakarta. The cooler climate of the highland plantation area, the varieties of food, the cheaper fashion shops, golf courses are some of the attractions of the city. Most popular sightseeing sites include the Tangkuban Prahu volcano crater, the Kawah Putih volcano lake, and Patenggang Lake.
Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano 30 km (19 mi) north of the city of Bandung. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface. Together with Mount Burangrang and Bukit Tunggul, it is a remnant of the ancient Mount Sunda after the plinian eruption caused the Caldera to collapse.
Cipatat, Padalarang, Lembang
Citatah Cliff is a row of cliffs located in Citatah, about 5 km west of Padalarang. With the morphology of hilly area and formed largely of limestone, Citatah looks different from other hills in general. There are many climbing routes available at this mountain. From easy to the most difficult route, climbers can choose the route they want to climb such as Hanoman or Eagle route. If you are into extreme sport, you can try the hanging hammocks and experience sleeping on a swing up in the air.
Kawah Putih (English: White Crater) is a striking crater lake in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung. The lake is highly acid (pH 0.5-1.3) which changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state. The sand and rocks surrounding the lake have been also leached into whitish colours through interaction with the acidic lake waters