- Jakarta — the chaotic, congested yet oddly fascinating Indonesian
- Around J : Bekasi , Depok
- Bogor — British summer capital with a world-class botanical garden (60 km south of Jakarta)
- Bandung — the Parijs van Java of Dutch colonial days, now a university town with great factory outlet shopping
- Garut, hill resort near Bandung
- Puncak— Weekend getaway
- Banten - the westernmost tip of the island, formerly an independent sultanate and now once again its own province
- Ujung Kulon National Park - one of the last holdouts of the Javan rhinoceros and a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Rengasdengklok - a typical, unspoilt country town, surrounded by rice fields.
- Pelabuhan Ratu - a port and resort in a spectacularly beautiful bay.
- Kampung Naga
- Pangandaran - a beautiful beach located in the south-eastern most part of west java, it is the best known beach tourism in west java.
- Tangkubanparahu - famous mountain and crater located at the north of Bandung, it's well known for the nearest crater mountain can be reach by a car.
West Java surrounds Jakarta, the Indonesian capital city. Most of the cities in West Java can be reached by bus, car or train. To get to the southern parts of Cianjur or Sukabumi you need 4 wheel drive. Bandung, the largest city in West Java can be reached in two hours.
West Java is best known for Sundanese food, which unusually for Indonesia places a special emphasis on fresh or even raw ingredients. The quintessential Sundanese dish is nasi timbel, which consists of rice wrapped up in a banana leaf, an assortment of raw vegetables known as lalapan (a term that covers cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, coriander leaves, cabbage and more), a freshly pounded chili sauce known as sambal dadak, some tofu or tempeh and maybe a chicken leg or some salted fish. This is commonly served with sayur asam, a sour vegetable soup flavored with tamarind.
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