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Address: Jalan Juanda no 1, Bogor 16122, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62 251 321 001

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Dutch Impressions

Bogor Palace (Locally known as Istana) was used as the residence of the former Governor-General. It was constructed by Dutch. Now this palace is used as summer palace of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2014
RajnishPathak
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Jaipur, India
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

One of Dutch colonialism heritage you can find in Bogor. Surrounded with Bogor Botanical Garden, this palace has a stunning garden view with wild deers all around. You can find collections of chandeliers, paintings and other antiques from all over the world that are well kept from Soekarno (Indonesia's 1st President) era.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
154 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My understanding is that you need to make an appointment ahead of time and there must be at least 8 people in the group (e.g. weekend easier?) - rather difficult for solo travelers to manage (especially those who aren't in Jakarta for very long) along with the fact that there are not many western tourists who visit Jakarta. Is this... More 

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Taiwan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been there twice. First time joined with an organized group, and the 2nd time I arranged it myself. It was smooth to register, and we got an English speaking guide arranged by the Palace (free of charge, but we gave some gifts after the tour is finished) Though before our visit, I received a last minute notice to change... More 

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Jaipur, India
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530 reviews 530 reviews
405 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Bogor Palace (Locally known as Istana) was used as the residence of the former Governor-General. It was constructed by Dutch. Now this palace is used as summer palace of the President of Indonesia. The palace is located in the midst of a vast garden, lawns and parks spread over 28 hectares. There are hundreds of Deer and Peacocks roaming freely... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Bogor Presidential Palace is a beautifull and nice building, full of historical story starting from Dutch colonial era until now. Venue for pre Asia Africa conference. The location is in the center of Bogor city close to very wide Botanical Garden. The palace sometimes still use by the president to have a spesial event or important meeting. This palace have... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a must visit if you go to Jakarta! i actually had fun there enjoying the very relaxed weather and fresh air!! the garden is huge and have varieties of plants with cute deers roaming around, there are also beautiful lake garden that are filled with lilies and lotus that is one real sight! The one that impresses me... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

it's old palace from Governor General Deandles era, around 17 century..the palace is closed for public but you can see it from the gate/fence. you can even feed the deers front the fence.

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The historical places, clean, fresh air, and big garden.... you can bring your family for play and picnic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Palace is not open everyday. Hence, make a call to know if it's open or not. Or make an appointment. Or go during the school holidays - June-August. The back view of the Palace can be seen from the Bogor Botanical Garden.

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Bonnet Bay
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

all part of the Botanical Gardens experience, helps to explain a lot about the development of the gardens. Also the relationship of the Raffles while they resided in the area, before going onwards to Singapore...

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