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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…
Top Choice International in Bogor

Grand Garden Café

The cafe-restaurant in the botanical gardens is a wonderfully civilised place for a bite or a drink, with sweeping views down to the water-lily ponds. It's a little pricey (especially as you need to pay the 25,000Rp…
Top Choice Indonesian in Bogor

De' Leuit

The most happening eatery in Bogor. There's seating on three floors beneath a soaring, pyramid-shaped thatched roof, though the best tables are on the first two levels. It does exciting variations on the standard sa…
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…
Chinese in Bogor

Kentjana

A tasteful, soulful Chinese diner with a wonderful mapo tofu on the menu (the tofu was among the silkiest we've ever had), along with a number of ethnic Chinese Indonesian dishes. All served up in a gold and red roo…
Indonesian in Bogor

Doea Tjangkir

Dress smart for this classy upmarket restaurant, located inside a painstakingly restored colonial building. The menu consists primarily of expertly crafted modern Javanese cuisine, but it also has a few European cla…
Indonesian in Bogor

Soto Mie Agih

Specialising in soto mie (a rich noodle soup), this simple place does such a roaring trade that you might have to queue for a table. Word is that the soto mie tastes so much better than elsewhere because pork is add…
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

Batutulis

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…