Photo: Bogor's famous gardens.

Things to see and do

Bogor Botanical Gardens
Downtown Bogor

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 ... Read more about Bogor Botanical Gardens .

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Wayang Golek Workshop
Desa Lebak Kantin, north of the Botanical Gardens

You’ve probably seen the ubiquitous Indonesian wayang kulit, shadow puppets, but in West Java the traditional Sundanese form of puppet theatre utilises three dimensional wooden rod puppets known as wayang golek. ... Read more about Wayang Golek Workshop .

Gong Pancasan
Jalan Pancasan No.17, Bogor

Amidst the din of traffic, about a kilometre southwest of Bogor Botanical Gardens, the tiny Pancasan gong workshop has been banging out traditional metal gamelan gongs for the past two centuries and this family business is now in its sixth generation. ... Read more about Gong Pancasan .

Gunung Halimun Salak National Park
13km southwest of Bogor

If nature is your thing, after a visit to the Bogor Botanical Gardens head out of the city for a day trip to Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park with rainforest, plantations and a number of waterfalls featuring idyllic swimming holes to refresh and delight—you may even spot some wildlife. ... Read more about Gunung Halimun Salak National Park .

Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkarta
13km southwest of Bogor

Perched on the lower slopes of Gunung Salak in the village of Ciapus about 13 kilometres southwest of Bogor, the Hindu temple Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkarta may have been a holy site since the early days of the Sundanese Hindu kingdom ruled by Prabu Siliwangi in the 15th century. ... Read more about Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkarta .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bogor? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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