Bogor Things to Do

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    Visit the Kebun Raya (1)

    by egonwegh Updated Jan 4, 2016

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    A wonderful sight, the Kebun Raya is a very old garden with lots of huge trees! It is said that Sir Stamford Raffles initiated the botanical garden with the help of botanists from London's Kew Gardens in 1811.

    Bogor, Jennie and giant tree, Kebun Raya

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    Visit the Kebun Raya (2)

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 2, 2015

    A lawn and flowers, with the restaurant in the background. The garden covers an area of 87 hectares and was founded by the Dutch in 1817. Apart from the flowers and the trees, I also recommend a closer look at the pond and the buildings on this site.

    Egon at the Kebun Raya, Bogor

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    NIce food area at riverside-Sentul

    by tenluk Written Dec 25, 2013

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    Location at Sentul City,Bogor. It is great for family time to enjoy Indonesia local food. Besides the riverside view, the "sampan" or wooden boat could be nice experience also there is an ecopark next to the food area. But this place is so crowded at holiday and weekend time. So, if moment visiting is not on the peak season then could be great. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain view in this area.

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    The Jungle

    by cokes Written Nov 11, 2011

    It`s a great place family place to come and swim and enjoy all the water activities here like lots of different waterslides. Wave pools and lazy river rides with the tubes. Great place for the kids as they have a lovely pool area for them as well. They also have a area where footsol is played.

    Cost is about 30 000IDR during week days and 50 000IDR on weekends and holidays.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by cokes Written Nov 11, 2011

    This Botanical Gardens is in the centre of Bogor and it`s a massive and very beautiful place. This place is adjascent to the Presential Palace. Great place to walk around and an even better place to take photo`s as the setting is really beautiful. You got beautiful views of Mount Salak in the back drop. So many different beautiful plant species here.

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    Beautiful Palace

    by cokes Written Nov 11, 2011

    Bogor Palace or Istana Bogor as they say in Indonesia. This is a really beautiful palace ,When driving along the fence of the palace lots of deers can be seen feeding on the grass. When you access the Botanical Gardens in Bogor you get another beautiful view of the palace. The palace is seperate by water from the botanical garden but is surely a spectacular site.

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  • JUST WANDER

    by Aang Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The nicest thing is to walk in the countryside and chat to the friendly locals.

    MARKETS? wonderful markets in abundance. Start around the railway station area, but also explore the streets near the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. You can buy clothes, shoes, music cassettes, herbs, spices, handicrafts, and just about anything else you can imagine.

    CHILDREN? Bogor has a small park with fun-fair amusements. Well outside Bogor there is a Safari park.

    SHOPPING? Some good shopping malls. Very cheap 'designer clothes and watches'... Keep an eye on the fire escapes. Shopping malls have a habit of being burnt down, either by accident or by design. Shopping is cheaper than in most of Asia!

    EXCURSIONS? Hop on a mini-bus and head up towards the volcano, Mount Salak. OR head off in almost any direction.

    You will encounter rivers in steep gorges, butterflies, patches of rainforest, happy children flying kites, unspoilt kampungs with little red roofed houses, views of volcanoes.... Chat to the people.... get invited into their homes.

    Imagine you are Lawrence Durrel exploring Corfu.

    Don't content yourself with just the Botanic Gardens. YOU COULD SPEND MONTHS AROUND BOGOR AND NOT BE BORED.

    ISLAM? Bogor has many churches and many mosques and many temples. You will receive a friendly welcome in all of these. Most Moslems are wonderfully kind, hospitable and tolerant.
    Their Islam seems almost to be a mixture of Buddhism, Hinduism, Animism and Islam.

    The so called 'militants' are often part of some political game. Corruption among the elite in Jakarta has persuaded some people to turn to Islam as a way of protest.

    Bogor has a number of holy sites linked to ley lines and the ancient past.

    CHILDREN? The Mental Hospital (RS Jiwa) on Jalan Dr Semeru has a few abandoned children who would love a visit. You could, with permission, take them for a walk in the hospital's beautiful gardens and buy them some biscuits and milk in the hospital shop.

    PHOTOGRAPHY? Bogor rivals Bombay in terms of sheer colourfulness.

    Bogor

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    Inside Wildlife in"Taman Safari Indonesia"

    by ullfri49 Updated Feb 13, 2010

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    Looking in a "Safari park" is maybe not new..
    And if frieds not insisted on that I hadn´t follow it.
    They simple on the way to Bandung said: "Lets make a stop there".
    And so (while I wait for a Dierenpark or Zoo) we do. First to stop at street for bay some "wortel".
    Than we go.. better said, we drive by rented car inside the area up and down the hillside.
    Real it seems a little crazy but my frieds were very happy to see that- they seems very much trust to the car-windows and car-dors...
    And at the Photo you see why they offers outside the wortel- inside (or better outside) the "Kambing Gunung" are waiting..
    The great strong "Kerbau" was same very interested on "wortel" too (see Photo number two) and so they (it seems friendly) rumble and rumble again at frontside at the car.....
    Later we found some "wortel" at windscreen wiper....
    Of couse there were much tables with drastic hints for the tourists to stay inside the car-
    And in the area of the tiger a ranger controls the automatic doors and even that the window are closed...!
    I was very lucky to come out soon!

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    ISTANA BOGOR

    by ancient_traveler Updated Jan 4, 2009

    Istana Bogor is one of 6 Presidential Palaces in Indonesia. The palace is noted for its distinctive architectural, historical, features, as well as the adjoining botanical gardens.

    Presidential Palace (Istana Bogor), in the northwest corners of the Botanical Gardens. Originally the summer residence of the Governor-General of Java, now one of the Indonesian president's summer escapes. The palace grounds can be visited from within the Gardens, but tours in the palace require 5 days advance notification — however, the Bogor TIC (see Contact) may be able to squeeze you in at short notice if there's a tour going on.

    Bogor Tourist Information Centre, Jalan Paledang 35 (west side of the Gardens) tel. +62-251-332775. Hands out rough maps and may be able to arrange palace tours. Open 8 AM to 2 PM Mon-Thu, 8 AM to 11 AM Fri, 8 AM to 1 PM Sat.

    note: i'm sorry, the quality of all pictures of istana bogor aren't good because i didn't bring my digicam (i put it in car.. because i though i couldn't took any pictures in there.. but i was wrong.. so i took the pictures with my camera phone)

    istana bogor colonial lamps mirror on the wall a cute deer
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    Bogor Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Bogor )

    by dyah.ES Written May 31, 2008

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    It's a nice get away in a green areas. You can bring your picnic mat if you like. People do that there (which make me regretting why I didn't bring my own). Many old trees with big roots. If you lucky you can see the Raflesia flower blooming. So said only once in 2 years (?). Go near red bridge if you like the sound of waters. You may bring your book if you enjoy reading while you hear the wind between the leaves. There are some benches to seat along the way. You may see many trees with it's names. Unfortunately they don't put the popular name (only Latin name), so you don't have clear idea of the trees. Big water lily also nice. A big square to play close to the water lily pool.

    Snack vendors inside the park is very limited. Only ice cream, fried potatoes, noodles (indomie), local burger. You better bring your own if you can stand hungry while walking. It's quite long walk if you didn't take your breakfast yet

    Don't forget to bring your umbrella. Rain or sunny day, either one will welcoming you.

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  • Tirta Sanita

    by cekeysh Written May 14, 2008

    The place is quite in border area of Bogor and Depok. Located in Parung-Gunung Sindur, only a shabby billboard/banner will guide visitor. And could only be seen if the visitor come from Parung.

    The area offered three things: cheap picnic for families, hot spring shower and limestone. We could hiking to the top of the limestone and enjoy the surrounding scenery. The area now provide a simple outbound facility such as rope-bridges and flying fox. The spring water believed by the local as a method of medication.

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    Bogor Botanical Garden

    by June.b Written Apr 15, 2008

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    One of the most fascinating botanical garden in the world with more than 75 hectares of around 15,000 species of plants and trees, orchids, streams, and ponds.

    Not big, but, HUGE trees! wander around and discover various species of flora and fauna.

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    the cathedral

    by aalayaa Written Jan 25, 2008

    this is one of old building in bogor. the official name is gereja santa perawan maria (the church of virgin mary) but it's better known as the bogor cathedral. it was built during dutch colonial time probably in the end of 19th century or at the beginning of 20th century

    the cathedral during sunset
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    White Spotted Deer

    by meiyergani Written May 23, 2007

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    In front of Bogor President Palace one can see many flocks of white spotted deer roaming from one corner to another, those animals look cute and some time one can touch the deer and even feeding them with a carrot and other vegetable food

    White Spotted deer, Bogor President Palace White Spotted deer, Bogor President Palace White Spotted deer, Bogor President Palace
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    A Tea plantation-Gunung Mas

    by meiyergani Written May 2, 2007

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    It was a good place for breathe taking, a tea walk activities: take a walk between tea plantation in a mountain climate ambience, riding a horse, mount climbing and watching the farmer cutting the tea leafes at the slope of a mountain

    Gunung Mas Tea Plantation-Puncak-Bogor Gunung Mas Tea Plantation-Puncak-Bogor
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