Bandung is the capital city of West Java, and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Nicknamed Parijs van Java (Paris of Java) by the Dutch for its resemblance to Paris and European atmosphere back in colonial times, Bandung also earned another nickname as Kota Kembang, literally meaning the Flower City since Bandung used to have a lot of flowers.
Located at the altitude of 768m and surrounded by the lush and beautiful Parahyangan mountains makes the climate mild and pleasant. The city has been well known for its universities, aclothing and a great place for gastronomic adventure. Nowadays, Bandung has become a very popular weekend escape for Jakartans, who would crowd the city on weekends and national holidays.
Go on a shopping frenzy with this Bandung tour that brings you to some of the most popular shopping districts such as Jalan Cihampelas (Jeans Street), Pasar Baru Trade Centre, Rumah Mode and more.
Bandung is a great place for bargain hunters. Populated by lots of factory outlet stores, you can make your way through the many stores that sell anything and everything. Jeans Street, or Jalan Cihampelas is pretty self-explanatory. It is lined with factory outlet stores that sell jeans, t-shirts and clothing at a very cheap price. Since the items are of export quality, store owners might quote a pretty high price; for a better bargain, go earlier or visit when they are about to close.
Pasar Baru Trade Centre (PBTC) is another shopping heaven as it offers a vast selection of products – accessories, bags, t-shirts, pants, shorts, formal wear, dinner dresses and more are available under one roof. PBTC is also notable for offering a wide selection of Muslim wear such as Hijabs, turbans, sarongs, praying mats and Mukenah.