Top areas in Bogor
The city of Bogor lies in the West Java province of Indonesia, only about an hour away from Jakarta. Bogor is a city that offers something for everyone, from museums and large shopping centers to waterfalls and massive national parks. It’s best experienced with an open mind and a sense of adventure.
Upon arriving at Jakarta’s Soekamo-Hatta Airport, the journey to Bogor is short and there are many options getting into the city. The easiest option would be a car and driver, but there are also buses and trains that travel to Bogor on a regular basis. The Bogor Railway Station and Bogor Station are both located in the middle of the city center, and there are many hotels available within a short distance of the stations.
The Botanical Garden in Bogor is perhaps the city’s most popular attraction. A massive garden that was founded in 1811, the property houses many different species of plants and flowers and has something for everyone. The garden has many areas such as the Presidential Palace and the Orchid Garden, which are both major attractions for those visiting the gardens.
At the base of Mount Salak is Curug Nanka Waterfall, a must-see for those who enjoy outdoor activities with spectacular views. Of course there are many other waterfalls around Bogor, and some of the more rigorous trails are worth visiting for those who are experienced hikers. However, this waterfall is perfect for light hiking and a great day spent exploring nature with children of all ages. There are several hotels near Curug Nangka for those who aren’t planning to camp out in the surrounding trees.
Take a few moments to see where all the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Bogor are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.