West Java Province of course has a capital city in Bandung has extraordinary appeal. Especially with all the uniqueness it has, of course this place also attracts a lot of attention. Including visiting tourist sites in the area because there are indeed many places to visit and give its own impression to enjoy of course.
Until now, the area has its own uniqueness to be famous in various other regions. Even since the colonial era, West Java also has its own story of struggle to defend Indonesia’s independence. Therefore, his name has often been discussed especially in discussions about history.
Although indeed in 1949, this Pasundan State became part of the NIS or the United States of Indonesia. But a year later, West Java Province rejoined the State of Indonesia and continued efforts to develop state sovereignty. The struggle is the background in strengthening the historical story of the location.
Many unique areas of West Java can try to be known before coming there. Of course, this fact will be an interesting thing later when enjoying the atmosphere and sensations in the area. There is nothing wrong if you know the various cultures around Indonesia more deeply, of course, including West Java.
Geography and Demographics of West Java
Gegraphically, indeed the area is the westernmost province on the island of Java which then makes it directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean as well as the Java Sea. In this location there are many rivers flowing water into the Java Sea and a combination of lowlands in the north, while the middle is part of Mount Ceremai. So there are many interesting locations in the area.
One of the interesting things in this province is the contrasting characteristics of two identities, namely modern people who live around the Jabodetabek area as well as Greater Bandung. Meanwhile, there are still people in the countryside of course with thick Sundanese customs still very felt there.
So when it comes there you can even feel a different life if you are in the opposite location. This is very interesting because tourists can also choose to enjoy the atmosphere which is to provide sensation and comfort while in this province of course.
Most people from West Java Province do use Sundanese to carry out daily communication, although with dialects typical of some regions. Even now it is being encouraged to re-use the use of regional languages until some televisions to local radio have applied it to introduce to modern society that is indeed using more Indonesian.
There are many things you can do there including visiting Bandung as the center of Indonesian fashion. Even this area is dubbed as Paris van Java so that fashion lovers can also enjoy time there. But for those who want to enjoy a different atmosphere, just come to a rural area with a calm atmosphere is also soothing as a place to travel and relax.
Compulsory Culinary in West Java
Food is always a complement when it comes to an area. For the westernmost province on the island of Java , of course, it has many special foods that are also known in other regions so that they can be found easily. But if you try it directly, of course, it will also have its own uniqueness so that later it can be enjoyed while you spend time in the area.
Processed foods made from vegetables such as bean sprouts, tomatoes, long beans, lettuce, eggplant lalapan, cabbage, as well as various other additional types mixed into one. Watered also with peanut spices is indeed a well-known food in this area. The name of the preparation is karedok, surely you have heard. Enjoying processed foods this one is certainly delicious and tempting.
Another interesting food in the area is oncom tutug rice. This rice is specially processed along with several selected spices including spices so as to produce rice that tastes unique of course. Especially for culinary from West Java Province made from rice and oncom is rare in other regions, so you should come directly to enjoy it.
But you must have known well the food seblak with various additional interesting toppings such as checkers, eggs, meatballs, as well as other additional options. For those of you who like spicy taste, you definitely don’t want to miss trying processed crackers with this spice. Moreover, the uniqueness is that the cracker ingredients are soft because they are soaked and then cooked with spices so the taste is unique and distinctive.
Typical Art of West Java Province Is Certainly Stunning
Culture is an interesting thing and must continue to be preserved and each region has its own peculiarities. West Java Province has been influenced by Sundanese and Cirebon culture. Then many emerging cultures developed in the surrounding area so as to produce a lot of interesting arts to enjoy until now of course.
Jaipong is a dance that is known as the original art of West Java. The dance is a combination of tap dance, ronggeng, to special movements for martial arts. This art is indeed the attraction so extraordinary even many foreign people want to learn and master in order to do it well.
Furthermore, there is also art from West Java Province, namely wayang golek. Most of the stories told in the arts are Mahabarata and Ramayana. Culture has developed from the ancestral era and continues to be preserved to this day. Although indeed the show has begun to rarely exist, but on some special occasions such as weddings are usually still found.
Not only that, in addition to art there are also various regional specialicrafts you can find. For example, typical batik from Cirebon, woven umbrellas, pottery, to woven bamboo and many more. Each region has its own distinctive crafts so that kamu can make it as oleh-by before returning home.
Seeing the Special Area of Seblak’s Origin
Of course, there are various points that do make the westernmost province on Java Island have special value . Like the existence of a large obsevatorium named Bosscha was built since the Dutch era. This place was then designated as a cultural heritage and can still be used until now to make observations on celestial bodies of course.
Another specialty of this area is the existence of Cukang Taneuh which is referred to as Green Canyon ala Indonesia. The green scenery of the river there must be stunning anyone who comes. Equipped with exotic caves increase the uniqueness of the place. Of course, this attracts the attention of tourists, especially foreign countries of course.
In addition, there are also unique musical instruments in the form of angklung as a cultural heritage in accordance with UNESCO regulations. This musical instrument is indeed very unique because different sizes will produce different tones so to play it it takes some angklung in order to produce the desired name. There is even a special place built to teach and introduce this musical instrument to tourists.
West Java is indeed so unique and interesting to visit. Not only tourist attractions and culinary, but also the culture and various uniqueness stored in it. No wonder if this also reaches the ears of foreign tourists. So you also have to try to come to West Java Province to find out its various uniqueness directly.