Bandung The Paris of Java If you travel by train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, you can get off in the city of Bandung on the way. Bandung used to be called the Paris of Java because of its rich colonial character, although there is not much to see in 2017. Still, it is definitely worth staying here for a few days, because there is plenty to do in and around Bandung. Bandung is one of the many Asian cities of millions, with a lot of traffic, air pollution and polluted streets. At the same time, here you will find the largest concentration of art deco architecture in the world and Bandung is surrounded by many spectacular natural highlights. Bandung is therefore the ideal base for day trips in the area.