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Bogor

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Bogor's epithet is ''Kota Hujan'', meaning "'''City of Rain'''". Statistically, it's the rainiest city on Java, and locals jokingly advise getting any sightseeing done in the morning because it's guaranteed to rain in the afternoon. Then again, tramping through the Gardens can actually be more pleasant in a cool drizzle. Lovers of Bogor will tell you that most of the time it is dry; normally, the rain falls only in heavy bursts late in the day.
* '''Bogor Tourist Information Centre''', Jalan Paledang 35 (''West side of the Gardens'') ☎ +62-251-332775. Hands out rough maps and may be able to arrange palace tours. Open 8AM to 2 PM M-Th, 8 AM to 11 AM Fri, 8 AM to 1 PM Sat.
===By plane===
The nearest major international airport is [[Jakarta]]'s Soekarno-Hatta Airport.({{IATA|CGK}}) There are direct ''Damri'' buses from there to Bogor Rp 3540,000. Another option is by airport taxi that with meter costs around Rp 400,000. Please note that the traffic can be real bad during rush hours (6-9 AM and 4-6 PM) and especially on Monday and Friday afternoon. If you charter a helicopter from Soekarno Hatta airport, you can request in advance for permission to land at Atang Senjaya airport, Bogor. This airport is a military base, but it may be used for civilian flights in the future.
===By train===
''Eksekutif''-class trains called ''Pakuan Express'' depart Jakarta's Kota station line 11 or 12, with a stop in Gambir, Djuanda and Gondandia station roughly hourly (RP 11000Rp 11,000). During 10 days before and after Idul Fitri, the Pakuan wont will not stop at Gambir station. Make sure to check the schedule at the station. Avoid the rush hour train hence it will be crowded.
''Ekonomi''-class trains depart Jakarta's Kota station every 20 min or so, but can be crowded beyond belief and ''it does not'' stop in Gambir. Nor do some of the Pakuan trains; if . If returning to Jakarta from Bogor, check the schedule near the ticket booth to make sure the train you want to take stops at Gambir (GMR).
Another class is ''Economi-AC''. You only pay for Rp 5,500 per trip from Jakarta. This train class is cheaper and more comfortable but can be very crowded.
Note: Pakuan Express trains are slated to be eliminated in July 2011. In case you stay in Jalan Jaksa - THE , ''the place '' for backpackers, you are just 10 min. walking from station Gondangdian; all train. All trains, included the Pakuan stop there.
===By bus===
Buses goes to Bogor from [[Jakarta]], [[Bandung]], [[Sukabumi]], [[Yogyakarta]] and even further cities like [[Malang]].
Buses from [[Jakarta]] depart from Lebak Bulus, Kampung Rambutan and Kali Deres bus terminal and take about 1-2 hr depends on depending upon the traffic. There are two types of buses available Executive (Air Conditioned''air conditioned'') and Economy.
Buses from Bogor to [[Bandung]] take about three hours3 hr. Executive buses are taking [[use the Cipularang]] highway route while the Economy buses are still using the old route via [[Puncak]] pass (and , during weekends had to they may take a loop through [[Sukabumi]], adding an extra 1 hr).
===By car===
The easiest way to get to Bogor is to hire a car and a driver; this is relatively cheap; the journey time is about one hour1 hr. There is more than one road to Bogor, and the minor roads are often the most interesting. By toll highway, Bogor is about 40 min from [[Jakarta]]. During traffic jam (rush hours), it will take 80 to -120 min. Many commuters stay in Bogor and work in Jakarta. On weekend and holidays, the trip from Jakarta to Bogor may take up to 3 hr.
===By taxi===
You can take metered taxi to Bogor from Jakarta. The cost will be approx. US$15-30 plus toll road fees of approx. US$2. The trip may take up to 3 hr depending on the traffic. Be cautious during the rainy season (Nov - Mar) because the route to Bogor is subject to flash floodflooding. It's better to use bigger companies like the Blue Bird Group because with the biggest fleet between Jakarta and Bogor they are the most reliable.
==Get around==
Blue Bird Taxis operate in Bogor, but prepared as they generally can turn up late or sometimes not at all, make sure you call 10 min after ordering to check it is coming. Allow an extra half an hour for your airport taxi.
 
===By car rental===
 
* '''Panen Rental''' [http://panenrental.com/].
==See==
[[Image:BotanicalGardens Rain.JPG|thumb|240px|In the Botanical Garden on a typical rainy day]]
* '''Botanical Garden''' (''Kebun Raya Bogor''), [http://www.bogor.indo.net.id/kri/]. Bogor's pride and joy, the extensive Botanical Gardens were founded in 1811 as a private garden of the Governor-General's summer residence by Sir Stamford Raffles, who also went on to found [[Singapore]]. However, it was Casper Reinwardt who adopted the gardens for more scientific use, with Johannes Elias Teysmann continuing in his footsteps. Today, the gardens stretch out over 87 hectares, parts carefully manicured like the palace gardens they are, parts seeming like wild jungle at first glance (if not for the tags detailing where every tree and plant comes from), with lakes, two rivers and hilly trails. If you're lucky, you may be able to spot a blooming giant arum (''Amorphophallus titanum''), the world's tallest inflorescence (flower cluster) which can reach an astounding 2.5 m and smells like rotting meat. Bogor Botanical Garden has 5 Amorphophallus titanum collection all from Sumatra (the most plenty collection amongs Botanical Garden). The latest full grown flower occurs at January 2011 and at July 3, 2011 the other flower has height 1.28 meters and predicted will full grown at 3 weeks later for 2 weeks before melted. Open from 8AM-5PM daily, although despite the size they can get crowded on Sundays. Entry is Rp 9,500.
* '''Presidential Palace''' (''Istana Bogor''), in the northwest corners of the Botanical Gardens. Originally the summer residence of the Governor-General of Java, now one of the Indonesian president's summer escapes and noted for the 250 tame deer grazing in its grounds. The palace grounds can be visited from within the Gardens, but tours in the palace require 5 days advance notification — however, the Bogor TIC (see [[#Contact|Contact]]) may be able to squeeze you in at short notice ''if'' there's a tour going on.
* '''Kujang''', at triangle park on Jl. Pajajaran, Jl. Otista and Jl. Baranangsiang. This statue commemorated the struggle for Indonesian Independence by people in West Java. Kujang is a traditional weapon from West Java.
* '''Batutulis''', at Batutulis village, Bogor. A carved stone to commemorate King Siliwangi Sri Baduga Maharaja from Kingdom of Pakuan Pajajaran. Created in 1533 by King Surawisesa, son of King SiliwangiSri Baduga Maharaja (according to Kern/Pleyte and Danasasmita).
* '''Cirauteun''', at Cirauteun, Ciampea, Bogor. A large carved stone to commemarate King Pakuan from Kingdom of Taruma (5th century).
==Do==
 
*<do name="Anand Ashram's One Earth Retreat Center" alt="" address="Jl. Raya Bukit Pelangi Km 5, Ciawi Gadog" directions="" phone="+62 818 163391" url="http://www.anandashram.asia" hours="" price="Rp 50,000-150,000" lat="" long="">Meditation, yoga, self development programs, stress management. Sessions are about 90 min long.</do>
===Walking===
* '''Klub Golf Bogor Raya''', Bogor, adjacent to Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya. ☎ +62 251 271888. 18-hole golf course designed by Graham Marsh Golf Design. It is located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and the setting is natural, with mature trees, natural rivers and lakes. The golf course measures 6195 metres, par 71 with four sets of tee boxes (black, blue, white and red).
* '''Rainbow Hill''' Jl. Raya Bukit Pelangi, Ciawi. ☎+62 251 272111. Located 10km 10 km from Bogor city. J. Michael Poellot Golf Design Group designed the course.
* '''Rancamaya Golf and Country Club''' Jl.Rancamaya Utama, Ciawi. ☎ +62 (251) 242282. Designed by Ted Robinson.
* '''Jagorawi Golf & amp; Country Club (JGCC)''' Jl. Karanggan raya, Cibinong-Bogor. ☎ +62 21 8790 2488. The only golf club in the country that offers 45 holes of championship golf. The Old Course is the jewel in the crown of Indonesian golf and can stand any form of competition with reputed golf courses anywhere in the world.
==Buy==
===Markets===
 
Most exciting are the traditional markets, filled with cheap clothing, toys, fruit, vegetables and the like. You should come every Sunday morning in Sempur for "in the morning" shopping while you have exercise. Tons of things and food for breakfast.
===Shopping Malls===
* '''Botani Square''' [http://www.botanisquare.com] Jl. Raya Pajajaran, (''In front of Tugu Kujang/Kujang Monument'') , ☎+62 251 838-6658. Food court, convention centre, meeting point. A prestigious shopping mall in Bogor. Easy to access via public transportation. Located next to Terminal (Bus Station) Baranangsiang. 24 hr ATM. It is also recommended for city check-in, with an airport bus to take you directly to Jakarta's CGK International Airport. Located also next to Botanical Garden and Bogor Agriculture Institute.
* '''Bogor Trade Mall''', Jl. H. Juanda. Food court.
* '''Eka Lokasari Plaza''', Jl. Siliwangi 123. Food court.
* '''Pangrango Bogor Plaza''', Jl. Raya PajajaranSurya Kencana. Food court.
==Eat==
* '''Ngohiong''', sold along Jl. Suryakencana. An originally Chinese dish (五香 ''wǔxiāng'') made from flour and scraps of pork, deep fried and then served with tofu, fried potato wedges, a thick sweet sauce and pickles. Halal (non pork) version of the dish may also be available.
*'''Kedai Telapak'''[http://www.kedaitelapak.com] Gd. Alumni IPB Pelataran Parkir Pool Damri Jl. Raya Pajajaran No.54 Bogor,(''Located next to Botani Square on west side of Pool DAMRI Parking Lot in Baranangsiang''). ☎ +62 251 8393 248,,. Green Cozzy Cafe and free wifi.
*'''Gang Selot''', at Jl. Ir Juanda, next to SMU Negeri 1 Bogor. This is a good place for a food lover. Varoius food outlets with very cheap price.
*<eat name="Cafe Harly'sCafe and Resto" alt="" address="Dadali Street No. 10" directions="near Goodyear factoryand Immigration Office" phone="+62 251 8347928" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Established January 1st 2010. Steaks, poolIt serves good food and snacks, sports coverage on big tvs serves many brands of beer and serves spirits with a friendly atmosphere. It is open from 5 until whenever. Happy with a happy hour 5PM-7PM9PM.</eat>
*<eat name="Ngeces Dimsum-Pasta" alt="" address="Jl Soleh Iskandar" directions="In front of Yogya Dept Store, Cimanggu, and FoodCourt Ekalokasari Plaza" phone="+62 813 8097 3972" url="" hours="10AM-10PM" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
==Sleep==
===Budget===
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Bogor Inn" alt="" address="Jl. Kumbang No. 21" directions="" phone="+62 251 832 8134" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Cheap, near to Jl Malabar-the favourite place for students restaurants.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Novotel Bogor Golf Resort & Convention CenterAbu Pension" alt="" address="Golf Estate Bogor Raya, West JavaJl Mayor Oking 15" directions="" phone="+62 251/82715558322 893" url="http://www.novotelbogor.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Near Directly behind the 18-hole golf clubrailway station. Lovely food, nice terrace over river. Good info on what to do. Offers kampung tour of the small streets (200.000 Rp). Rooms: double/tripple from Rp 125, Klub Golf Bogor Raya000 excluding breakfast. Provides conferencingA/C room (double) from Rp 200, banqueting facilities 000 ex breakfast. Some budget rooms with shared (clean) toilet and rooms set amongst tropical gardensshower.</sleep>===Budget===
*<sleep name="Hotel Bogor InnSemeru " alt="" address="Jl. Kumbang Dr. Semeru No. 2164-66 Bogor Barat Kota Bogor" directions="" phone="+62 251 8328134(0251) 8384993" url="http://hotelsemeru.com/" checkin="13" checkout="13" price="180.000-280.000" lat="" long="">CheapWIFI,AC, near to Jalan Malabar-the favourite place for students restaurantsFor family, staff don't speak English .</sleep>
===Mid-range===
*<sleep name="Hotel and Restaurant Mirah Sartika" alt="" address="Jalan Dewi Sartika 6" directions="From Jl Dewi Sartika 100 m from KFC, enter in a cul -de -sac on your right and there is your hotel." phone="+62 251 831 2343" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From Rp 350,000 for 2 persons, breakfast included" lat="" long=""></sleep> * <sleep name="Padjadjaran Suites" address="Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 17" phone="+62 251835 9000" url="http://www.padjadjaransuites.com" price="From Rp 900,000">Flat-screen satTV, tea/coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Each room has a balcony. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are provided. Outdoor pool, spa and gym. WiFi and parking are free. Business centre and meeting room facilities. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available, and a 24 hr front desk is provided.</sleep>
===Splurge===
*<sleep name="Hotel Santika Bogor" alt="" address="Botani Square, Jl. Raya Padjadjaran" directions="" phone="+62 251 840 0707" url="http://www.santika.com/bogor.php" checkin="" checkout="" price="~US$90" lat="" long="">Underground connection to the Botanical Gardens and a large mall next door. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the interior is very clean with spacious rooms.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Novotel Bogor Golf Resort &amp; Convention Center" alt="" address="Golf Estate Bogor Raya" directions="near the 18 hole Klub Golf Bogor Raya" phone="+62 251 827 1555" url="http://www.novotelbogor.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Conferencing, banqueting facilities and rooms set amongst tropical gardens.</sleep>
==Contact==
==Get out==
[[Image:ELE.JPG|thumb|240px|Three elephants in Taman Safari]]
 
* [[Puncak]] &mdash; highlands and tea plantations along the road to Bandung.
* Citarik River - there are two white water rafting companies on this river about 2 hr out of Bogor on the Cikidang Road (turn right off Jalan Sukabumi after the petrol station). These companies are on the way to the beach in West Java, at Pelabuan Ratu. Great river all year round, but peak season is strangely the dry season (May-August), it gets more fun in the wet season, but more unpredictable. Great boats and good fun to be had, plus some bungalows by the river for sleeping.
 
* Taman Safari (20 km east of Bogor towards Bandung) has an impressive drive-through zoo with lions, tigers, hippos, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, as well as plenty of other animals is well-kept large enclosures. There are also some amusement park attractions for children, a water park, a baby zoo, as well as conventional zoo exhibitions including penguins, snakes, kangaroos and Komodo dragons. This is a very well maintained zoo and a much better visit than other zoos found in the region. Admission is around Rp 100,000 per person. When visiting with children reserve a full day. For adults 3 hr is enough to see the most interesting animals.
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