Bogor attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Bogor

Kebun Raya

At the heart of Bogor are the fabulous botanical gardens, known as the Kebun Raya; the city’s green lung covers 87 hectares. Everyone loves the Orchid House with its exotic and delicate blooms, but there are more th…
Factory in Bogor

Gong Workshop

In business for around 200 years, this family-run operation is one of the few remaining gongsmiths in Java, where you can see gamelan instruments smelted over a charcoal fire by hand. It's a fascinating insight into…
Market in Bogor

Pasar Baru

Jl Suryakencana, steps from the garden gates, is a whirlwind of activity as shoppers spill en masse from within the byzantine concrete halls of Pasar Baru onto the street. Inside, the morning market is awash with al…
Historic Building in Bogor

Istana Bogor

In the northwestern corner of the botanical gardens, the summer palace of the president was formerly the opulent official residence of the Dutch governors-general from 1870 to 1942. Today, herds of white-spotted dee…
Shrine in Bogor


The Batutulis is an inscribed stone dedicated to Sri Baduga Maharaja (1482–1521), a Pajajaran king credited with great mystical power. The stone is housed in a small shrine visited by pilgrims – remove your shoes an…
Gate in Bogor

Kebun Raya Main Entrance

Main entrance to the Kebun Raya botanical gardens.
Gate in Bogor


East entrance to Kebun Raya botanical gardens.
Gate in Bogor


West entrance to Kebun Raya botanical gardens.