Bogor, The Rainy City
300m above sea level and just an hour's train journey
south of Jakarta, Bogor enjoys a cool, wet climate and famously
lush Botanical Gardens, which were founded by Sir Stamford
Raffles in 1811. Bogor also known as “The Rainy City”, as
the city has high rainfall rate 3,500 to 4,000 millimeter/year
the Guinness Book of Records notes the city
for the "most days per year with thunder" (322
surrounded by mount Salak, Pangrango and Gede. The City's
altitude is about 190-330 meters above the sea level, causing
the average temperature is 26-28 Celcius degree, and the
humidity above 70%. The width of Bogor area is 11.850 hectares
or 0.27 percents of width of the West Java Province. Administratively,
this city consists of six Sub-districts : the South of Bogor,
the East of Bogor, the West of Bogor, the North of Bogor,
the Center of Bogor, and Tanah Sareal. It's covering 68
has become an important centre for scientific research,
including botany, agronomy and forestry. Bogor also famous
by its university, the Bogor Agricultural University (Institut
Pertanian Bogor - IPB)
There are no much shopping areas worth a visit. Some of
- Factory Outlet,
such as: Fame n Famous, Brasco, Donatello, Edward
- Tas Tajur:
a good collection of bags.
information of shopping
Here are some
suggestions for you to choose from in Bogor:
- Ayam Bakar Wong
Solo , Jl. Pajajaran, Bogor.
- Gurih 7, Jl. Pajajaran
No. 102, Bogor.
- Hartz Chicken
Buffet, Jl. Ahmad Yani, Bogor.
- Saung Kuring,
Jl. Salabenda, Bogor.
information of place
to eat, food
The heart of Bogor are the huge, world-class
botanical gardens, known as the Kebun Raya (Great Garden)
covering an area of around 80 hectares. The gardens contain
streams and lotus ponds and more than 15,000 species of
trees and plants, including 400 types of magnificent palms.
The gardens' orchid houses are reputed to contain more than
3000 orchid varieties and are open to the general public.
North of the main entrance to the gardens is a small monument
in memory of Olivia Raffles, who died in 1814 and was buried
in Batavia, and further north, near the palace, is a cemestry
with Dutch headstones.
Presidential Summer Palace, Istana Bogor, is located
on the northwest side of the Botanical Gardens. It is a
group of buildings built on the site of the old Buitenzorg
mansion which was destroyed by an earthquake and replaced
by a new palace in 1856. The most famous event here was
the second APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) held on
November 15, 1994. The palace is only open to the public
by prior arrangement.
attractions in the vicinity of Bogor is an inscribed stone
called Batutulis, 2.5 km south of the botanical garden.
It is dedicated to Sri Baduga Maharaja, a former king who
were believed to have great mystical power, the stone is
said to still possess some of this power. If you are into
mountain climbing you can climb to the summit of Gunung
Salak. You have to travel by car for about 45 minutes, and
then walk for 3-4 hours to reach the top. 20 km southeast
of Bogor, in Cisarua on the way to the Puncak Pass and Bandung,
you can visit Taman
Safari, a modern zoo with foreign and local animals
(see Puncak). Many of the animals can be seen by car.
hotel or telecommunication centers enable the visitor to
communicate with major cities in the world via telephone
Bogor is on the Southern of Jakarta by which the distance
is about 60 km away. it spends 40 minute drive to reach
Bogor from Jakarta and the transportation is ready for 24
hours by bus, taxi, or train.
Transport cars (local language: Angkot, angkutan kota) are
popular. They also become overloaded during peak hours.