Situated on the westernmost tip of Java, Banten is a highly diverse province characterised by many ethnic groups and languages and is a melting pot of Indonesian culture. A hotspot for Sundanese culture and Bantanese cuisine, and a smorgasbord of other traditions, Banten is easily accessible from the capital, Jakarta. Banten's culture and tradition is still visibly distinct from the rest of the Javanese cities and as they underwent rapid development, Banten retained its individuality as a province.
Located in West Java, Banten’s capital city is Serang and the province is dotted with beautiful secluded beaches and scenic coastline. A proliferation of beaches has also seen Banten become a hotbed for watersport and adventure sports. Used as an important trading port between Jakarta and Sumatra, Banten has seen rapid development and is quickly becoming one of Indonesia's most important regions.
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Banten offers a range of sites for tourists to explore - pristine beaches across the coastal province, archaic architectural infrastructure from museums to mosques, beach resorts along with water adventure, the wilderness of national parks and island leisure.
Banten ensures that nobody is left out - if you are not an adrenaline junkie explore the ruins of age-old monuments, for relaxation and leisure stay at the islands away from the hustle. Some of these places that one needs to add to their itinerary are:
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