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Top Choice Park in West Java

Ujung Kulon National Park

On the remote southwestern tip of Java, this Unesco World Heritage–listed national park has remained an outpost of prime rainforest and untouched wilderness, virgin beaches and healthy coral reefs. Relatively inacce…
Top Choice Seafood in Pangandaran

Pasar Ikan

Pangandaran’s terrific fish market consists of more than a dozen large, open-sided restaurants just off the east beach. Karya Bahari is considered the best – which is why it's so crowded – but all operate on exactly…
Top Choice Bar in Pangandaran

Bamboo Beach Café

This old favourite has recently upped sticks and moved further along the beach (alongside a number of other warung), but the beach-bum vibe and sunset sea views are just as good as before and it remains the perfect …
Top Choice Indonesian in Pangandaran

Green Garden Cafe

A tiny, unassuming place with just three or four tables (and little evidence of a garden), but with a welcoming atmosphere and great local dishes, this is one of the best eateries in town. Need convincing? Try the d…
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandung

Paviliun Sunda

Classy restaurant serving modern, well-presented Sundanese food. The fried or barbecued fish, which comes with a variety of interesting sides and sauces served on banana leaf plates, is delicious. Try to arrive earl…
Top Choice Gardens in Bogor

Kebun Raya

At the heart of Bogor are the fabulous botanical gardens, known as the Kebun Raya, the city’s green lung covers 87 hectares. Everyone loves the Orchid House with its exotic and delicate blooms, but there are more th…
Top Choice International in Bogor

Grand Garden Café

The cafe-restaurant in the botanical gardens is a wonderfully civilised place for a bite or a drink, with sweeping views down to the water-lily ponds. It's a little pricey (especially as you need to pay the 25,000Rp…
Top Choice Cafe in Bandung

Wiki Koffee

The best place for coffee on Jl Braga is this smoky cafe set in a restored old storefront and tastefully decorated with vintage furniture, art and fresh-cut flowers. This is where the hip, young and cute collide in …
Top Choice Gallery in Bandung

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space

Just outside town in the pretty rural district of Ciburial is this sleek contemporary art gallery. It exhibits both Indonesian and international artists in both an impressive permanent exhibition and monthly changin…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Bandung

ASTI Bandung

In the southern part of the city about 3km from the centre, this is a school for traditional Sundanese arts – music, dancing and pencak silat (martial arts). There are frequent good performances, some of which are h…