Top 10 Things To Do In Bogor, Indonesia - Updated 2024

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There are tons of destinations that are worth visiting in Indonesia. While its capital city Jakarta, is certainly worth a visit, your vacation will be even more memorable when you add Bogor to your itinerary. Situated within a quick drive from Jakarta, Bogor exudes a more tranquil and calm atmosphere than Jakarta’s frenetic pace, which is one of the reasons why President Joko Widodo decided that of the six Presidential Palace’s, he’d stay in the one located in Bogor. There are plenty of fun things to do here when it comes to activities, from paragliding to enjoying a swim in a waterfall. To learn more, keep reading to find out the top things to do in Bogor, Indonesia.

1. Indulge in a shopping spree at Pasar Baru

Pasar Baru
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Situated not far from Bogor Botanical Gardens, Pasar Baru is one of Bogor’s most popular traditional markets that will give you an authentic shopping experience. The interior of the market is unique in that it has a Byzantine-style design. Once you set foot in the market, don’t be surprised if you lose track of time. Marvel at the variety of goods available for purchase as they have it all, such as flowers, fresh fruits, meats, or local snacks. You can also find cheap clothes and accessories here.

Pasar Baru

Address: alan Surya Kencana No. 3 Kelurahan Babakan Pasar, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Bogor

Price: Free

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2. Delve into a world of flora and fauna at Bogor Botanical Gardens

The Fountain at The Center of Sudjana Kassan Garden at Bogor Botanical Garden
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Escape from everyday life when you enter Bogor Botanical Gardens and feel the magic and serenity of the surrounding greenery. As one of the top-notch attractions in the city, the botanical garden boasts manicured lawns with colorful flowers and mature trees to please the eyes. The botanical garden is so massive and it is divided into different sections. If you aren’t able to visit them all, the ones to be visited are the Japanese Zen Garden and the French Garden. Also, try to see if you can find your way out of its Secret Labyrinth.

Bogor Botanical Gardens

Address: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.13, Paledang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Bogor

Website: Bogor Botanical Gardens

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 26,000 IDR (1.85 USD)

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3. Go on a paragliding adventure with Fly Indonesia Paragliding

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Fly Indonesia Paragliding on Monday, August 5, 2019

Bogor is loaded with many kinds of attractions, including ones that will get your adrenaline pumping. If you are a thrillseeker, you would not want to miss this exciting, paragliding adventure. Soar high in the sky and enjoy the sweeping views of the city and surrounding landscape. If the weather is good, you will be able to spot Mount Salak in the distance clearly.

Fly Indonesia Paragliding

Address: JL Raya Puncak Km 87, Bukit Paralayang, Puncak, West Java, Tugu Sel., Kec. Cisarua, Bogor

Website: Fly Indonesia Paragliding

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 350,000 IDR (25 USD)

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4. Admire the beauty of Puncak Highland

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While in Bogor, it would be a great idea to visit Puncak Highland, a tourist attraction that is located between Bogor and Bandung. The highland is a favorite resting place for the locals, especially those coming from Jakarta. As it is a highland, you can expect the place to have a cooler and more comfortable climate. Here, you can marvel at the majestic mountain range and plantations, among others.

Puncak Highland

Address: Between Bogor and Bandung

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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5. Savor a cup of tea at Puncak Gunung Mas Tea Gardens

Between Tea and Tree
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Did you know that Bogor is famous for its tea? That is why it is a must to make time to savor its refreshing tea when you are visiting Bogor. A visit to Puncak Gunung Mas Tea Gardens is not only about indulging in a cup of tea, but It will also feel extremely relaxing because you get to enjoy your tea while marveling at the breathtaking tea gardens that are all around you. Also, you will have views of the plantation slope and the mountains. If you like, you are welcome to book a guided tour to learn how the tea is produced inside the tea factory.

Puncak Gunung Mas

Address: Agro Wisata, Jl. Siliwangi, Gunung Mas Puncak, Tugu Sel., Kec. Cisarua, Bogor

Website: Puncak Gunung Mas

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 5pm; Sun: 24 hours

Price: 15,500 IDR (1.10 USD)

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6. Take a refreshing dip at Nymph Waterfall (Bidadari Waterfall)

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You have seen the beautiful tea gardens and colorful flowers, among others. You can now add one more to the list of beautiful scenery in Bogor when you visit Nymph Waterfall, also known as Bidadari Waterfall. The best thing about this waterfall is that not only will you get to admire the water stream, but you will also have an opportunity to take a refreshing dip in a large pool whose cool water comes directly from the waterfall itself.

Nymph Waterfall

Address: Jl. Sentul Paradise Park, Bojong Koneng, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor

Opening hours: 6am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 40,000 IDR (3 USD)

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7. Explore Bogor Palace

Istana Bogor atau Bogor Palace
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Bogor Palace is one of six Presidential Palace’s where Indonesia’s president may reside. Situated within a short walk from Bogor Botanical Gardens, the palace is known as the summer palace of Indonesia’s president. Admire the colonial architecture that will take you back to the colonial period. Take a pleasant stroll around the lush lawn after you finish exploring the palace. Note that you are only allowed to pay a visit to the palace if you are in a big group of at least 10 people. You will also be required to make an appointment to be able to tour.

Bogor Palace

Address: Paledang, Bogor

Opening hours: By appointment

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8. Have fun swimming at The Jungle Waterpark Bogor

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Jungle Waterpark on Thursday, January 19, 2017

If you are traveling to Bogor with your loved ones, especially children, it would be fun to spend the whole day at The Jungle Waterpark Bogor. The waterpark features a wide range of water attractions, with the most popular ones being the kiddy pools, wave pool, and leisure pool. The latter allows you to enjoy a meal on the side of the pool. Sometimes, guests will be treated to a performance by famous local musicians.

The Jungle Waterpark Bogor

Address: Jalan Bogor Nirwana Boulevard, Perumahan Bogor Nirwana Residence, Mulyaharja, Bogor Selatan, RT.05/RW.12, Mulyaharja, Kec. Bogor Sel., Bogor

Website: The Jungle Waterpark Bogor

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 6pm (closed on Fri)

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9. Take a tour of Europe at Devoyage Bogor

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

You do not have to travel all the way to Europe to experience the continent. Make your way to Devoyage Bogor - a European-village themed amusement park where you’ll see famous landmarks in miniaturized form. Take a picture with a mini Eiffel tower. Ride a gondola when you get to the Venetian area. There are also rides to be enjoyed and food stalls are everywhere so you do not need to worry about where to eat when hungry.

Devoyage Bogor

Address: Jl. Raya Boulevard CBD, Jl. Bogor Nirwana Residence, RT.05/RW.12, Mulyaharja, Kec. Bogor Sel., Bogor

Website: Devoyage Bogor

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 40,000 IDR (3 USD)

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10. Try the various rides at JungleLand Adventure Theme Park

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Posted by JungleLand Adventure Theme Park Sentul on Monday, March 2, 2020

Finally, do not leave Bogor without spending a day having fun at JungleLand Adventure Theme Park. The huge theme park is divided into several zones such as Eksplora Zone, Mysteria Zone, and Tropicalia Zone. Classic rides such as a Ferris wheel and bumper cars are highly popular. But, it would be best if you also tried other featured rides such as the Wave Swinger, Rainbow Train, Ship Adventure, and Snake Coaster.

JungleLand Adventure Theme Park

Address: Kawasan Sentul Nirwana, Jl. Jungle Land No.1, Karang Tengah, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 6pm

Price: From 165,000 IDR (12 USD)

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Your vacation in Bogor will be a special one

With so many things to do, you will need to spend a couple of days in Bogor. This is to make sure that you have enough time to do all of the activities mentioned above. Have a fun vacation in Bogor and bring back all the good memories home with you.

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