- In 1488, the area now named Bandung was the capital of the Kingdom of Pajajaran. During colonial times, the government of the Dutch East Indies built a supply road connecting Batavia (now Jakarta), Bogor, Cianjur, Bandung, Sumedang and Cirebon.
- The Dutch colonial powers built wide tree-lined boulevards, villas, gardens, and fountains, earning Bandung the nickname of “Parijs van Java”, the Paris of Java, in the early 20th century.
- After Indonesian independence, Bandung was named as the provincial capital of West Java.
- Bandung is around 180 kilometers southeast from Jakarta.
- Although it has a population of over two million the pace of city life is slower than Jakarta’s. Bandung also has a population of 2 million people.
- Bandung is situated on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with a cool climate throughout the year.
- Bandung is the most European city of Java. Normally the raining season in Indonesia is from October till May, the peak of the raining season is in January.
- The dry season is from June until August, temperature is then 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day.
- The average temperature in Bandung is 22 degrees Celsius while the weather is pleasant all year round.
- Bandung ranked fourth after Bangkok, Seoul, and Mumbay for the Asia region, and 21st in the worldwide ranking.