Bogor is a city and also region in the West Java Province of Indonesia. Bogor is famous as one of the center cities of economic, scientific, cultural and tourist, as well as a mountain resort. Nowadays, Bogor is the answer to escaping Jakarta for a day or even as weekend gateway. With its cooling mountain area plus beautiful flowers and animals, it does tickles tourists to relax or refresh the mind and body.
There are many choices of transportation types to Bogor. From nearest airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Bogor can be reached by bus directly. Currently, the rail network is being built that connects the airport to other areas, including Bogor. From other areas in Jakarta, Bogor can be reached by electric train (KRL). Some regions are also linked with diesel train, such as Sukabumi. Some buses also have route Jakarta-Bogor or Bogor to some areas in Banten or another provinces. There are several major bus terminals in Bogor, for example Baranangsiang, Bubulak, Cileungsi and Cibinong. You can also use a private vehicle to Bogor via Jagorawi toll road. Or, use motorcycle via non toll roads.
The rainfall here is quite high. Bogor is also adjacent to the location of Jakarta. Therefore, the area, which is in the province of West Java, often visited by Jakarta and surrounding areas residents.
It is one of the six President palaces. Bogor Palace has history, culture and fauna. See the deers roaming around the palace. This palace is not open for public and can only be visited on certain dates by a wide audience.
Bogor Botanical Gardens
One of the favorite attraction in Bogor. It is 87 hectares wide with around 15,000 collection of plants. One of them is Rafflesia Patma flower. This place is usually crowded during the school holidays or long weekend. There is also Zoology Museum that you can visit.
The most famous highland in Indonesia with natural attractions, cool mountain air and beautiful scenery. Villas and lodgings are popular for family or group stay. You can also do paragliding at Paragliding Hill.
Taman Safari Indonesia (Indonesian Safari Park)
Taman Safari is one of the family friendly destination. A favorite for school recreation and weekend day trip from Jakarta. It is the first safari park in Indonesia and located in Ciberaeum Village, Cisarua, Bogor.
Mount Gede Pangrango National Park
For you who like the atmosphere of forest and mountain, come to Mount Pangrango National Park. It covers 21,975 hectares and the main purpose is for conservation of the charming mountain flora and preserve the ecosystem.
Sindangbarang Cultural Village
Located in the village of Pasir Eurih, Tamansari District, about 5 km from Bogor center. Learn the art of Sundanese along with the existing heritages, from rice field cultivation, cooking to traditional ceremonies.
Mekarsari Fruit Garden
It is a place to preserve the typical Indonesian tropical fruits. Mekarsari is the largest fruit garden in the country with an area of 264 hectares. There are variety of rides that are made specifically to get closer to nature.
The Jungle Water Adventure
Located at Jalan Pahlawan Dreded, South Bogor. The Jungle was built in the Housing of Bogor Nirwana Residence (BNR) and has an area of 3 hectares. Perfect for a family holiday because it has some rides that are not only entertain, but also educate.
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