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Bogor - Java - Indonesia

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Bogor is located 60 km from the centre of Jakarta or 48km from South Jakarta. Bogor had one of Indonesia's oldest kingdoms, the 5th century Hindu-Javanese state of Tarumanegara.

One of the highlights of Bogor is the Kebon Raya Botanical Gardens which has over 15,000 species of tropical plants from all over the world, spread across the 87 hectares of the gardens.

The Bogor Zoological Museum, close to the entrance of the Botanical Gardens, has a collection of over 300,000 specimens of land and sea creatures from all over Indonesia. There is also a stuffed Javan Rhinoceros, from the Bandung plateau, on display within the museum. This was the last Rhino found within the Bandung plateau.

South of Bogor is the small town of Puncak which is gateway to the Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park. Within the park are a collection of volcanoes including Mount Gede (2958m), Mount Pangrango (3019m), Mount Salak (2211m).

Puncak has become a popular mountain resort with it's cooler climate and magic views across the moutains and volcanoes and ample treks for hiking.

Not far from Puncak is an African style Safari park with lions, tigers, orangutan, zebras and giraffes - Taman Safari Park

South of Puncak is the Cibodas Botanical Gardens, an extension to the Kebon Raya Botanical Gardens in Bogor. Here they have a collection of around 5000 species of high-altitude plants from around the world.

West of Puncak is a small town called Cipanas, meaning hot water, which has nature volcanic springs here for therapeutic bathing. Also at Cipanas is the old colonial mansion of Presidential Summer Palace built in 1750.

Golf Courses and Resorts in Bogor

 

For Golf in Bogor check out the Rancamaya Golf Estate www.rancamayaestate.com

Getting there and away

There are regular trains from Jakarta to Bogor leaving Gambir train station in central Jakarta.

There are regular trains from Bogor to Puncak.

There are buses from Jakarta every 10 minutes leaving from Kampung Rambutan bus terminal. It's around a 30 minute trip.

There are also regular buses from Bogor to Bandung, a 3 hour trip. There are also smaller air-conditioned mini buses traveling the same route which are quicker.

 

 

 

Last updated 20th June 2009

 

Massage and Health Spa's in Bogor

 

Majority of the major hotels in Bogor offer a massage service including at the Novotel Hotel.

Accommodation / Hotels in Bogor

Following is a list of hotels in Bogor including current 2009 prices and contact details:

Hotel Pangrango Group have 3 different hotels in Bogor with prices ranging from 215,000Rp (US$21) hotel-pangrango.co.id

Mirah Hotel Bogor is located in the centre of Bogor town with panaromic views to Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango and outdoor swimming pool. Room rates from 349,000Rp per night (US$31) www.mirahhotelbogor.com

 

Hotel Santika have an internet special until 31st March 2009 for 525,000Rp (US$47) including breakfast and taxes. www.santika.com/special_promo.php

 

Sahira Butik Hotel is a modern hotel with free WiFi internet hotspot. Prices from 850,000Rp per night (US$76) www.sahirabutikhotel.com

 

Novotel Bogor is a 4 star hotel in Bogor set within an 18 hole golf course. Room rates from US$65.80 per night. www.accorhotels.com

 

Hotel Salak - The Heritage is built within an old Dutch colonial building from 1856. Room prices from US$90 www.hotelsalak.co.id

 

Hotels in Puncak 40km from Bogor

 

Yasmin Resort is a luxury resort set on 5.8 acres of landscape gardens overlooking Gunung Gede. Room prices from 525,000Rp per night (US$47). They often have a 30% discount available so ask when booking. www.yasminpuncak.com

 

Novus Puncak Resort is a 4 star boutique hotel overlooking Gunung Gede. Novus spa offers a variety of Javanese massage, aromatherapy, herbal baths and beauty treatments. Room prices from 412,500Rp plus taxes (US$41).  www.novuspuncak.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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