A trip to the scenic southern Bandung

here are two options for field trips.

Field trip – rural: Pangalengan

This will cover a full-day trip to a beautiful region at the southern part of Bandung. Pangalengan is a mountainous area of about 3-hour drive from the city, in which you can see tea plantations, coffee plantations, dairy farms and a natural tropical landscape of an astonishing beauty. Here, we will visit a coffee company with palm civet (Luwak) in their captivity and perhaps taste the so-called ‘most expensive coffee’. We will then visit one of the largest dairy farm cooperatives in West Java and see how small-scale dairy farming is practiced in Indonesia.

Field trip – urban: Historical Bandung

Jalan Asia Afrika 04/03/20 08h43 The signs of the Dutch colonial times are still visible around the city of Bandung. Sigaren and Landbouwbenodigdheden are only a few examples.

Jalan Asia Afrika 04/03/20 08h43
The signs of the Dutch colonial times are still visible around the city of Bandung. Sigaren and Landbouwbenodigdheden are only a few examples.

Another option is a half-day field trip across the heart of Bandung, exploring the remnants of Dutch colonization, going about with a commuter train and enjoying the local food, fashion, and culture of the Parijs van Java. Among the iconic places is Gedung Merdeka (lit. Independence Building) at Jalan Asia-Afrika, the place where the historical Asian -African Conference took place that led to the Non-Aligned Movement.

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