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Bogor Botanical Gardens

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In the centre of Bogor’s mass of humanity, traffic and chaos, the extensive and beautiful Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor) is not only a respite from the three-ringed-circus, it is one of Asia’s oldest and most magnificent formal gardens and the primary reason to visit the city.

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Established in the early 19th century, the 87-hectare site showcases a vast collection of plants including majestic 200-year-old trees and rare orchids, the Istana Bogor (presidential palace), guesthouses and cafes, a zoology museum, Dutch cemetery and research centres. This is one of the world’s great gardens and one of Indonesia’s major attractions—if you have even a passing interest in botany or just enjoy a bit of nature, it is well worth the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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