Paris Van Java is a resort lifestyle place that located in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The shopping center of Bandung is located around 4.2 km near Husein Sastranegara International Airport. It takes about 13 minutes by car from the airport. Bandung being Java’s Paris because of fashion style center. There are a lot of paris-inspired foods and cloths that you can found in Paris Van Java.
In 1900 era’s, Bandung’s fashion are Parisian because of a store called Aud in Braga street. The store replace their name into Au Bon Marche Modemagazijn, comes from French in 1913. Au Bon Marche Modemagazijn is a supplier of people in Bandung that want to look trendy. New fashion model from paris are always on display in this store. Not only fashion, a lot of architecture in Bandung that implementing art deco with the reference from building in Paris.
The name of ‘Paris Van Java’ became popular because of a marketer name Roth from Netherland.
Roth named it so people can easily to remember. Paris in ‘Paris Van Java’ been chosen because it’s one of role model in world fashion so it will take attention to a lot of people to visit. This nickname been popular from Dutch colonial passed down from generation to generation until now it is known as a tourist center Bandung.
After the independence period and since the opening of Cipularang Toll Road, tourism in Bandung has increased greatly. People came from capital city of Jakarta and surroundings come on the weekend to went shopping or heal them self. Beside because Bandung is city of shopping, its also known for their old building and beautiful mountain views. Beside Paris Van Java, there are a lot of public space that can be tourist destination such as museums, galleries, and performances halls. The most popular are the Merdeka Building, Sri Baduga Museum, and Indonesia Mengjuang Building.
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