Attractions

Bogor Tourism Attractions

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Bogor Botanical Garden

Spanning an astounding 87 hectares of lawns, gardens, ponds, tree groves, and avenues around the Presidential Palace is the Kebun Raya.It was founded by Prof. Dr. C.G.C. Reinwart, a German botanist working in Indonesia in the early 1800s. The garden is the oldest scientific institution in Bogor. Specimens of native plants have been collected from all over the Malay Archipelago and many other tropical regions.

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Bogor Presidential Palace

Known as Istana Bogor, this group of buildings is located on the northern side of the Bogor Botanical Garden. The main building, coined buitenzorg or ?without a care?, dates back to the 1900s as the official residence of the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. After Indonesia's independence it became the Bogor Presidential Palace and is often frequented by reigning officials. The palace lawn is inhabited by hundreds of deer that can be fed through the gates.

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Pura Parahyangan

Pura Agung Jagatkartta Parahyangan is one of outstanding choices you may find in Bogor city, precisely in the region of Ciapus, a sub district of Bogor. This temple was built in 1995 and inaugurated in 2005. Learn about Hindu culture at this sacred temple that overlooks beautiful scenery of mountains and rice fields.




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Museum PETA

The monument and museum of PETA were built on 14 November 1993. Umar Wirahadikusumah, former Vice President of Indonesia, had the honor of inserting the first stone into place. The museum was officially opened by former President H.M. Soeharto on 18 December 1995.

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Presidency Museum

People can see the personal collection of the Presidents of the Indonesian Republic in this museum. In addition, they can view sculptures and paintings depicting each of the six presidents. This intimate experience makes people feel up close and personal with the six presidents who have completed their tenure.

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Zoological Museum

The Zoological Museum was founded in 1894 for the purpose of Indonesian fauna study. This institution, with a collection of around 300,000 specimens, has a representative display open to the public. There are dioramas showing animals from different environments including displays of insects and the skeleton of a huge blue whale.

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Bogor Kreatif

Support local businesses at this home industry handicraft store on Jl. Ciwaringin in Bogor. You will find crafts, souvenirs, and dried flowers created from recyclable material. There is a plethora of products including pencil cases, coasters, jewelry boxes, picture frames, and bags.

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Batik Tulis Tradisiku

Batik is a traditional design native to Indonesia. At Batik Tulis Tradisiku, you will find hand-painted clothing and other items to choose from. It is located on Jl. Neglasari in the Cibuluh district of Bogor.



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Gong Factory

Operating for 300 years, this is the only surviving gong factory in West Java. Visitors are welcome to see traditional gongs and other gamelan instruments created with simple tools, an open fire, and hand-powered bellows. It takes two weeks to beat a copper gong into shape. A few pricey gongs and wayang golek puppets are on sale.