Indonesia Travel Guide


The city of Bogor is located just 2 hours from Jakarta, and serves as a refuge for those who want to escape the noise and pollution of Jakarta, or who are in search of a milder climate. Bogor is situated in the cooler regions of the Javanese highlands and is surrounded by mountains. The city is also the rainiest city of Java. Even in the dry season heavy rains are expected. Therefore, Bogor has received the nickname "Kota Hujan" (rainy city).

Bogor is used as access to the Puncak Pass, a road that leads up to over 1500m. With many hiking trails and a spectacular scenery. Since Bogor is so close to Jakarta, it can also be used as a pleasantly cool and comfortable base from which to visit the megacity Jakarta. The city offers many comfortable hotels for your journey through Java.

Things to do near Bogor

Travel to Bogor

INFO: the colonial era

In the colonial era, the Dutch used Bogor as a refuge during the summer. They gave the city the nickname of "Buitenzorg" (carefree). From this time stems the current presidential palace, which was created in 1744 and served initially the Dutch Governor Baron von Imhoff as a summer residence. In the period under British administration Sir Stamford Raffles lived here.

HOTEL: Hostel Bogor

Hotel Jakarta Jl Narasoma 3 No 5, Bogor, Java from $ 12 p/n
Located about a 10-minute drive from the iconic Bogor Botanical Garden, Hostel Bogor offers simple and homey accommodation with free WiFi access in public areas of the property and free off-site public parking for guests who drive. Each room here will provide you with a terrace. There is a full kitchen with a microwave and an oven. Featuring a bath, shared bathroom also comes with a bath or shower.

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