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Bandung city walking tour

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One of Bandung’s major drawcards is the tremendous collection of early twentieth century colonial architecture. The 1920s and 30s were Bandung’s booming Golden Age when this (then) Europe-style city was dubbed “Parijs van Java” (the Paris of Java) and Topical Art déco architecture was the flavour of the month.

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New buildings were constructed or given major facelifts to follow the style of the day and attract the wealthy planters from the surrounding highland’s tea, rubber, coffee and cinchona (quinine) plantations to party in the streets. Sadly today, much of this former splendour is neglected but the crumbling remnants are peppered with a handful of well renovated examples throughout the town and an architectural treasure hunt makes an interesting half ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,700 words.)

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