Bandung, the capital of West Java with interesting facts
The capital West Java is located in the city of Bandung. There are so many people who like the province of West Java because of the natural beauty and coolness that can be felt by tourists. So, this province West Java has 18 districts and 9 cities. Bandung as the capital was established on September 25, 1810, so it is quite old.
If so far the capital of a province or country is often compared with a large area that is dense and looks saturated, but different from the city of Bandung. There are many interesting things that you will find in Bandung to enjoy alone or with the closest people.
With an age that has passed 2 centuries, it turns out that Bandung has been a silent witness to the historical journey of the Indonesian nation and the world. There are also many important moments that occur in this city of Kembang. If you feel curious about various interesting facts for the city of Bandung, you can read the following reviews.
The origin of the capital of West Java
Enter the first fact, the origin of the name Bandung, which may not be known to many people, including the people in it. So this flower city was actually formed in the process of forming the Citarum River from lava that had been pushed out of Tangkuban Perahu mountain. The area that was formed is believed to be a city, so it is named with the word Bandung, which comes from the word bendung.
However, there are also those who mention that the origin of the name of the city is Sundanese philosophy, which has a sacred phrase, namely “nge-Bandung-an Banda Indung” it turns out that it means everything that exists and lives on earth, as well as the atmosphere that asks for living things and inanimate objects.
The capital West Java is one of the areas that is still thick with various forms of Sundanese culture. So, it can be said that Bandung has a rather philosophical name, in which it includes nature as a place for all living things and inanimate objects that will be born and live on Earth and its existence will be witnessed by the Almighty.
Although it is quite philosophical and has many meanings, not all people from the City of Flowers have understood this. From the choice of name alone, it already has a historical significance unique enough to make Bandung appear to be explored.
The capital of West Java is also the capital of Asia-Africa
The next interesting fact that you can find in the city of flowers is often called the capital of Asia-Africa. At that time, along with India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, it turned out that Indonesia was one of the pioneer countries of the Asian-African Conference held in 1955.
The purpose of the conference was to strengthen Brotherhood ties between countries in Asia and Africa and to combat Western colonialism. At the time of the conference, it turned out that the city of Bandung hosted the summit and was attended by 29 countries from the Asian and African continents.
The capital of West Java has been able to produce 10 points of agreement at the conference. Finally, stated a statement by Dasasila Bandung, so it became the seed for the formation of a non-aligned movement in 1961.
Moving and daring to witness the world, it turns out that the city of Bandung was once called the capital of Asia and Africa, although it was not official. Even at that time, the Prime Minister from India said that “Bandung is the capital of Asia Africa”.
Even today, the building used for the conference still stands. Part of the building is used as a museum of the Asian-African Conference, which is visited by some tourists to get an educational holiday for children. The flower city is actually interesting because tourism is quite complete.
Kendt som The Sea of Fire i Bandung, hovedstaden i West Java.
Maybe you know the song Halo-Halo Bandung, where it is mentioned in the lyrics that we are Bandung Sea of Fire. For those who are not Bandung people, they may feel curious about what is meant by Lautan Api. But if you took a history lesson when you were in elementary school, you must have understood this.
So, what is meant by Bandung Lautan Api is a historical moment on March 23, 1946.At that time there were approximately 200 thousand residents who burned their homes, making the city like a sea of fire.
The residents burned down their homes and left Bandung to go to the mountainous areas of southern Bandung. Mass burning of houses is certainly impossible for no reason, so society is trying to prevent Allied soldiers and Dutch NICA soldiers from using the capital of West Java, Bandung, as a strategic military headquarters during the Indonesian War of Independence.
Of course, this event is very historic for Indonesia, so it is known in a song that until now may have been remembered even by the younger generation. This absolutely heroic historical event will continue to be remembered until this moment.
There is even a Bandung monument to the sea of fire that you can find to celebrate this historic moment. The location is on BKR street, Ciateul, Bandung. You can visit the monument with your children or loved ones.
The capital of West Java, Bandung, becomes a fashion center
In addition to history, it turns out that the city of Bandung also has another thing that is quite interesting, namely being one of the fashion centers in Indonesia. This has actually become a fact that in many known where Bandung is the best fashion venue that can be found.
The capital West Java is often visited by fashion lovers. In fact, it has been a very long time since the city of Flowers has been one of the fashion centers in Indonesia. You can find a number of well-known brands from abroad and domestically that can be purchased at standard prices.
If you want a famous brand from abroad, the price may not be much different from some other places. But if you want to get local products, then believe that fashion in Bandung offers relatively cheaper prices.
Until now, the capital of West Java is like a business center. Howmany clothing store companies are looking for a variety of the latest fashion models at affordable prices for resale. Not only for Bandung people, this is often done by some people outside the area.
The uniqueness of Flower City as one of the fashion centers in Indonesia is highly appreciated by the public. Almost all tourists who come to the city will definitely look for shopping centers at fairly cheap prices.
There are still so many interesting facts that you can find from the city of flowers. As one of the Indonesian people, it feels very important to know the potential of this one city. This is evidenced by the large number of tourists who always visit the Bandung area just to know the interesting side of the city.
You can try to enjoy a holiday in the Bandung area and feel quite intimidating comfort when you are in the capital of West Java with the closest people.