10 Things to Do in Bogor That You Shouldn't Miss

December 23, 2017 Layne Dawes

Bogor is near enough to Jakarta to be a suburb but is also the third largest city in Indonesia and was once capital of the Sunda Kingdom. The city is at a slightly higher elevation than Jakarta and so offers a respite from the high temperatures and humidity of the city. With a world renowned botanical garden and a presidential palace (including massive herds of tiny deer), Bogor offers enough attractions to be worthy of a side trip of several days.  Bogor is renowned for having a wide variety of cuisine and also offers golf courses, tennis and other recreational activities.
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1. Mount Gede Pangrango National Park

Jl. Cibodas, Bogor, Indonesia +62 622 63512776
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Mount Gede Pangrango National Park

Reviewed By Miraprawita

This place is not far from Jakarta (around 3-4 hours depend on traffic)
Start the day from Cibodas area (Mandalawangi camp ground) with their natural view and fresh air, but a lot of trash,,
The next day, we go to Curug Cibereum. From Mandalawangi you can go to the Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango's gate first and buy the entry ticket IDR 18.500/person,,
From the gate to Curug Cibereum take 1-1,5 hours walking for around 2,6km. But, again, you will find trash on left and right side of the way.
And.. we arrived at Curug Cibereum,, beautiful waterfall..! But, you will see more trash. It will be better if we can maintain the cleanliness, so, do not litter..!!
Enjoy and Happy Holiday..!
Salam Lestari :)

2. Bogor Botanical Gardens

Jl. Ir H Juanda no. 13, Bogor 16122, Indonesia +62 251 8322187
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Bogor Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By Erianti E - Jakarta, Indonesia

one of the largest flower in the world, that only blooms occasionally..this year in 2017, is the blooming after 3 years ago. And it bloomed only for such a short period, less than 6 hours. The blooming period is monitored by botanist in Bogor botanical Gardens. Very scarce occasion! Glad to see it directly...

3. Kuntum Nurseries

Jl. Raya Tajur no. 291, Bogor 16134, Indonesia +62 251 8244725
Excellent
31%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4 based on 314 reviews

Kuntum Nurseries

Reviewed By ialireja

Kuntum nursery is a great place to hang around with young kids. They get to feed the rabbits, hamsters, cows, goats, fish, chicken, ducks etc. Our daughter also loves riding the horse here.
In short, this is a place that will amuse kids and adults alike. Will come back here next time

4. Bogor Palace

Jl. Ir H Juanda no. 1, Bogor 16122, Indonesia +62 251 321001
Excellent
34%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4 based on 244 reviews

Bogor Palace

Reviewed By DarrylPhillip - Hong Kong, China

We looked from a distance- road side and from inside the gardens- and beautiful. Of course you can buy carrots cheaply and feed the thousand or so beautiful deer from the street. Basically if go to garden- it is part of what you will see/ visit.

5. Halimun Salak National Park

Bogor, Indonesia +62 878-7340-2485
Excellent
49%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Halimun Salak National Park

Reviewed By Timmi002 - Jakarta, Indonesia

In an amazing 3 days/2 nights at the wonderful and gorgeous Halimun Salak National Park we hiked to a waterfall (Curug Seribu), enjoyed a hot Springs (Air Pants Ciparay), stayed in a grass hut (in a village near the waterfall), hiked to an active crater (Kawah Ratu - Queen's Crater), stayed in a village homestay with a family (Citalahab Central in Desa Malasari), watched the sunrise over a tea plantation (near Desa Malasari), hiked the rainforest where we saw two types of monkeys - Lutung and Gibbons (near Cikaniki Research Station), and swam and bathed in a cold but refreshing mountain stream (in Desa Malasari).
Plus we ate wonderful local food and learned about indigenous nuts, spices, fruit, trees, leaves, and animals and their many uses. All of this from our very knowledgeable and incredibly generous guide, Pak Adang (Adang Ecotourism Halimun Salak National Park). I am happy to share his contact information with anyone interested. Highly recommend this trip. For those living in Jakarta, this is an easy getaway. He will pick you up in Bogor and everything is handled by him from transportation to food, accommodations, water, and entrance fees. West Java really is a special place. The drive there also includes many scenic views of terraced rice paddies and village life. Indonesia is a bountiful and spectacular country.

6. Cilember Waterfalls

Desa Jogjongan, Kecamatan Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia
Excellent
27%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 111 reviews

Cilember Waterfalls

Curug Cilember memiliki tujuh buah air terjun di tempat yang berbeda-beda, dengan jeram tertinggi mencapai 40 meter. Semakin kecil angkanya, semakin tinggi letak air terjun tersebut.Curug Cilember ini terletak di dalama kawasan Wana Wisata Curug Cilember di ketinggian 800-900 mdpl dengan suhu berkisar 18-23 C.

Reviewed By Kata A

We went to the Waterfalls on Saturday, and it was quite crowded by the locals. We hired a car with a driver ( I would recommend it to all tourists, the traffic is a disaster here). There was an entry fee 60 000 rupiah (~4 eur). After the entry there are some local guys volunteering to guide you, but don't believe them, you will be just fine without their expensive services. You can walk easily to the first waterfall, but it is the most popular among the local families. If you hike a bit uphill (bit tiring in the hot weather), you will find the next waterfall with fewer people. The Waterfalls and the forest is magical, the hike is not so exhausting, I would recommend this activity to everyone.

7. The Jungle Water Park

Jl. Dreded | Perumahan Bogor Nirwana Residence, Bogor 16132, Indonesia +62 251 8212666
Excellent
17%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

The Jungle Water Park

Reviewed By RonnC - Jakarta, Indonesia

I expect a very big and popular Water Park would be well maintained. I was wrong. I'm a bit regreted my decision to come on saturday, because there was some gatherings going on. It's jam-packed with people and you can literally bump into another.
Because of lack of Seating facilities, people just sort of seat everywhere - I mean literally everywhere. Going from a ride to another was difficult.
And despite the wonderful job of their cleaning staffs (I seen them put much effort), but the park was still dirty.
Renting a cabana (a hut) to put you stuffs was difficult. Even at an expensive price, all Cabanas were rented. I'm lucky to get a partly renovated cabana that nobody wants. So, no one checked after we use it for 3 hours (the maximum rental time). So at the end we can use it for more... thank heavens....
I'm not sure if I ever want to come here again. But definitely won't be on weekend...

8. Pura Parahyangan Agung Taman Sari Gunung Salak

Kampung Warung Loak, desa Taman Sari, Kelurahan Ciapus, Bogor, Indonesia +62 878-7340-2485
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Pura Parahyangan Agung Taman Sari Gunung Salak

Reviewed By Ayu_and_Steve - Jakarta, Indonesia

We went here to give our offerings and to thank God on how thankful we are. We get a bonus of visiting a very nice temples on the feet of Mount Salak.

9. Nangka Waterfall

Tenjolaya Desa Warung Loa Kec Taman Sari, Bogor, Indonesia
Excellent
14%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
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4 based on 76 reviews

Nangka Waterfall

Reviewed By Indah W - Jakarta, Indonesia

It was a wonderful experience for our family. The location has three Waterfalls, all were beautiful with clear and cold water. I really hope the local government could preserved its beauty.

10. Mekarsari Park

Jl. Raya Cileungsi - Jonggol Km 3, Bogor 16820, Indonesia +62 21 8231822/23/24
Excellent
11%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 152 reviews

Mekarsari Park

Reviewed By mamanafla - Bekasi, Indonesia

This is absolutely an affordable park for family. They offer many packages depend on our need and money. We can also buy fruits directly on the garden. We can find a great lake there where we can row a boat or doing some water sport. We will come back again soon. This is a flawless picnic place.

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