About Bogor

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.

Getting Around

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.

8 Interesting Places for Vacation in Bogor

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.

Bogor Palace

Bogor Palace

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

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.

Puncak

Puncak

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Tips to Plan Your Trip to Bogor

What should you know about Bogor?

  • It is recommended to depart in early morning from Jakarta to avoid traffic congestion
  • Commuter train line is the fastest access to Bogor
  • Public transportation to various tourist attractions in Bogor such as the Botanical Gardens is widely available
  • If you are planning to visit Puncak area or Indonesian Safari Park, it will be more comfortable if you drive or rent a car
  • Occasionally, in midmorning or afternoon, access to and from Puncak area is only one-way traffic
  • One more thing, bring a sweater, raincoat or umbrella because Bogor known as the city of rain.