West Java

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 and pay a small donation before entering. Batutulis is 2.5km south of the botanical gardens, almost opposite the former home of Sukarno. His request to be buried here was ignored by Suharto, who wanted the former president’s grave far from the capital.

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1. Pasar Baru

1.59 MILES

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…

3. Gong Workshop

1.73 MILES

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…

4. Kebun Raya

1.88 MILES

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…

5. Istana Bogor

1.95 MILES

In the northwestern corner of the botanical gardens, the summer palace of the president was formerly the opulent official residence of the Dutch governors…

6. Entrance

1.96 MILES

West entrance to Kebun Raya botanical gardens.

7. Entrance

1.97 MILES

East entrance to Kebun Raya botanical gardens.

8. Gunung Halimun National Park

7.94 MILES

This mixed-use national park is home to small swatches of primary rainforest, but also includes plantations such as the Nirmala Tea Estate. The park's…