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* [[Jakarta]] — the chaotic, congested yet oddly fascinating Indonesian  
 
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* Around J : [[Bekasi]] , [[Depok]]
 
* [[Bogor]] — British summer capital with a world-class botanical garden (60 km south of Jakarta)
 
* [[Bogor]] — British summer capital with a world-class botanical garden (60 km south of Jakarta)
  
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* [[Puncak]]— Weekend getaway
 
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* [[Cianjur]]
 
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* [[Sukabumi]]

Revision as of 23:22, 2 August 2008

Map showing the location of West Java in Indonesia

West Java (Jawa Barat) [1]) is the western third of the island of Java, Indonesia.

Contents

Cities

  • Jakarta — the chaotic, congested yet oddly fascinating Indonesian

capital.

  • Around J : Bekasi , Depok
  • Bogor — British summer capital with a world-class botanical garden (60 km south of Jakarta)

Other destinations

  • Banten - the westernmost tip of the island, formerly an independent sultanate and now once again its own province
  • Rengasdengklok - a typical, unspoilt country town, surrounded by rice fields.

Understand

Talk

Get in

West Java surrounds Jakarta, the Indonesian capital city. Most of the cities in West Java can be reached by bus, car or train. To get to the southern parts of Cianjur or Sukabumi you need 4 wheel drive. Bandung, the largest city in West Java can be reached in two hours.

Get around

See

Eat

West Java is best known for Sundanese food, which unusually for Indonesia places a special emphasis on fresh or even raw ingredients. The quintessential Sundanese dish is nasi timbel, which consists of rice wrapped up in a banana leaf, an assortment of raw vegetables known as lalapan (a term that covers cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, coriander leaves, cabbage and more), a freshly pounded chili sauce known as sambal dadak, some tofu or tempeh and maybe a chicken leg or some salted fish. This is commonly served with sayur asam, a sour vegetable soup flavored with tamarind.

Drink

Stay safe

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