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bumi khayangan @ bandung, indonesia   Leave a comment

bumi khayangan, bandung, jakarta, indonesia                           bumi khayangan is located on the top of the hill of peaceful mountain manglayang, jatinangor region, bandung city, west java, indonesia. surrounded by beautiful forest, primitive kampoeng, presents one with a peaceful mind, fresh mountain air, panorama view, and a fantastic sunrise it takes 30min from bandung and about 150min from jakarta to get there. well we left from jakarta 0700hr in the morning under a rainy day along the way and reached “base camp” about 1130hr….270min!!!

a good place to have a personal or group retreat for all ages……we got sunny sky upon reaching camp site though….but again it pours in the late afternoon and that brings with it the night chills……and it was cold cold night up in the mountain!
bumi khayangan, bandung, jakarta, indonesia                                 fancy a romantic meal overlooking the peaceful mountain range….beautifully carved!  

bumi khayangan @ bandung, jakarta, indonesia                              long houses with multiple attached bathrooms within, water is cold and no heating facilities provided. water comes from within the mountain areas and is yellowish to greenish in colour…!

Bandung, Jakarta, Indonesia   interesting toilet signage….in a predominantly muslim city. you can guessed that the owner is a local chinese, and who doesn’t speak mandarin anymore. so does most of the local chinese indonesian….


Posted September 27, 2010 by D€r3k in Travel

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huangshan (yellow mountain): nature at it’s marvellous…   Leave a comment


the famous scrolls of chinese black and white paintings of high mountains, rocks, trees and sea of clouds come alive in huangshan mountains in the south anhui province. It is a marvelous mountain area, now on the UNESCO World cultural and natural heritage list. there is an old saying well known throughout the country “no need to see any other mountains after huangshan!”

huangshan has spectacular landscape with its four unique scenes: interesting shaped rocks, waterfalls, unique shaped pine trees growing out of rocks, and its sea of clouds. huangshan has it all, the steepness, the grace, the elegance, and so on…….

yellow mountain                                 “五岳归来不看山,黄山归来不看岳”

                                              return of the transformer @ yellow mountain?

                                       villa at a distance…..being tranquil!

more pictures to share here…

Posted September 17, 2010 by D€r3k in Travel

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