WEST JAVA EXPLORE TOUR
The oldest human inhabitant archaeological findings in the region were unearthed in Anyer (the western coast of Java) with evidences of bronze and iron metallurgical culture dated back to the first millennium AD. The prehistoric Buni (the present-day Bekasi) clay pottery were later developed with evidences found from Anyer to Cirebon. Some artifacts (dated from 400 BC — AD 100) such as food and drink containers were found mostly as burial gifts. There is also archeological evidence in Batujaya Archaeological Site dating from the 2nd century, and according to Dr Tony Djubiantono, the head of Bandung Archeology Agency, Jiwa Temple in Batujaya, Karawang, West Java was also built around this time.
Recorded history of West Java administration was started from the fourth century with the existence of Tarumanagara kingdom. Seven inscribed stones written in Wengi letters (used in the Indian Pallava period) and in Sanskrit language describe most of the kings of Tarumanagara. Records of Tarumanegara’s administration lasted until the sixth century, which coincides with the attack of Srivijaya as stated in the Kota Kapur inscription (AD 686).
The Sunda kingdom then came into the ruling power of the region, the reference to which were found in the Kebon Kopi II inscription (AD 932).
Although the treaty with Portuguese had been established, it could not come to realization. Sunda Kalapa harbour fell under the alliance of the Sultanate of Demak and the Sultanate of Cirebon (former vassal state of Sunda kingdom) in 1524 after their troops under Paletehan alias Fadillah Khan had conquered the city. In 1524/1525, their troops under Sunan Gunung Jati also seized the port of Banten and established the Sultanate of Banten which was affiliating with the Sultanate of Demak.
In the sixteenth century, the Dutch and the British trading companies established their trading ships in West Java after the falldown of Sultanate of Banten. For the next three hundred years, West Java fell under the Dutch East Indies’ administration. West Java was officially declared as a province of Indonesia in 1950, referring to a statement from Staatblad number 378. On October 17, 2000, as part of nationwide political decentralization, Banten was separated from West Java and made into a new province.
View of the mount and the crater of Tangkuban Parahu, BandungWest Java borders Jakarta and Banten province to the west, and Central Java to the east. To the north is Java Sea. To the south is the Indian Ocean. Unlike most other provinces in Indonesia which have their capitals in coastal area, the provincial capital Bandung is located in a mountainous area. Banten province was formerly part of West Java province, but was created a separate province in 2000. The province’s landscape is one of volcanic mountains, steep terrain, forest, mountains rivers, fertile agricultural land, and natural sea harbours.
Demographics and language
According to the 2005 Socio-Economic Survey, West Java’s population is 39,960,869, making it the most populous province in Indonesia. It has an area of 34,736 km2; aside from the province of Jakarta, it is the most densely populated province in the country with an average of 1,150 people per km2.
In addition to Indonesian, the official national language, the other widely-spoken language in the province is Sundanese. In some areas near the southern borders with Central Java, Javanese is also spoken. The main language spoken in Cirebon and nearby areas (Majalengka, Indramayu, Sumber) is Cirebonese, a dialect of Javanese. Indonesian is widely spoken as a second language, except in some remote rural areas.
Sundanese share Java island with other Malayan people: Javanese people. They primarily live in their home province of West Java. Although Sundanese live in the same island with Javanese, they consider themselves a distinct cultural area called Sunda. Someone moving from West Java Province to Central or East Java Provinces, is literally said to be moving from Sunda to Java
4D / 3N
Jakarata to bogor take one hr by car,and visit to Bogor botanical garden [Boten zorg].in this botani garden we can litle walk by and roud trip to see kinds of vegetation from all over the World.than visit The Orchid house.Types of Orchid are found. as finished, lunch the trip continue to Bandung via Puncak pass area,where the tea plantation are nice panorama to be viewed. 2 hr later, arive in bandung and Checkin to the hotel at Lembang [close to Tangkuban Perahu crater],break and stay.
Morning couching,and after break fast visit to tangkuban Perahu crater, it take one hr by car, to see nine Craters of its.as arive in tangkuaban perahu we exercise to walk down to Domas crater,its take an hour one way,Kawah domas located in the eastern of main Tangkuban Perahu crater and hot spring water found here. after lunch the trip continue to garut region south west of Bandung.Where the the papandayan crater,Kamojang crater would be visited.3 hr drive on the car,once a while stop on the way to take photograph of rice field landscap in tasik malaya region. afternoon arivein garut and check in to thehotel at Cipanas tourist place.break and stay over night.
Morning tour ,visit to kamojang crater which take an hr,and than drive to papandayan crater another1,5 hr on the car to get there. tecking and hiking up to the Queen crater on the top takes an hr.along the way to the top many object tobe viewed such as golden sulphor,gas and ash emerge from the small crater,as well the corps of vegetations are burned when it was explod in last 2006.
Pangandaran sight seeing by visiting Green canon [Cijulang],game park, home industry and batu hiu becah,
This package wilss end in Pangandaran.or you may continued trip to yogyakarta,its really apreciated.