Bogor Palace

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Purnama S
Tangerang, Indonesia54 contributions
Aug 2021
Bogor Palace is another home for the President of Indonesia besides the state palace. The president often uses the Bogor palace for state activities. Bogor Palace will be opened to the public during certain seasons.

Usually, the palace opens during the school holidays. When opened, visitors can look around and observe the contents of the palace. Usually visitors will be accompanied by a guide (school group/tour group)
Written October 30, 2021
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EmergingMarketSkptc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia331 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
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 correct??? Also, is there a website or someplace where perhaps you can register interest in touring if you are not traveling with seven other people??? Otherwise, the palace can be seen and photographed from different angles in the Botanical Gardens - including from the fence surrounding the deer park. Its rather disappointing not to tour the inside of it - something I would love to do the next time I am in Jakarta.
Written September 16, 2014
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Vakantie77
Hoorn, The Netherlands426 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
You can visit the palace garden during your visit to the botanical garden. The palace however was closed for visitors. The garden itself is nice to see and one of the best parts of the botanical garden.
Written June 11, 2016
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M C
Bogor, Indonesia131 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
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 the date because they got a sudden appointment for government visitors but I was given a choice of the alternative date for the visit. So, ok for me.
What interested me was there're so many different types of trees, and they were also being introduced by the guide. I was also attracted by the painting collections when we were guided to different guest houses.
I enjoyed both of my visits, and will not be hesitated to visit again if I have time.
Written July 1, 2014
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shafiraira
Bandung, Indonesia155 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
It was my first time visit this palace. Even I have lived in Bogor before. My first impression when I visit this palace : AMAZING.. I can't believe that I can visit this great place. A resident for my president's. I usually see this palace on TV. There's a guide here who will guide you around this palace. There are a lot of beautiful paintings. Great decoration. Beautiful interior. Unfortunately, you can't go all over around the palace. It's worthed to visit.
Written October 16, 2011
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LeisureSeeker
Jakarta, Indonesia136 contributions
Jan 2011
nice palace and has lots of angles to take a good pictures. it has many historical and value paintings. and a very big garden surrounded it with hundreds of wild deers. lots of big lotus ponds. the palace is open for public, but you have to come in the morning and get yourself listed. they have to limit the visitors since it is a historical palace.
when you are in bogor, i suggest do some jogging around botanical garden at 5.30. bring your camera, you can capture nice photos, when the sun starts to shine over the banyan trees... well you cannot enter the palace at that time. but form outside, you can breathe fresh air and see some breathtaking views of bogor around botanical garden (also the palace). better jogging in the weekdays, cause on sunday morning it would be very packed!
Written July 16, 2011
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Citra Jatmiko
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions
Jan 2020
Love the weather and the big park so much, and the ambience as well. You can take photo as much as possible outside the Palace.
Written July 27, 2020
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tikathedentist
Jakarta, Indonesia89 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
good for taking pictures. a wonderful family time activities. beautifull places. you have to get reservation first if you want to go in the palace.
Written November 25, 2016
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Robliners
Melbourne, Australia134 contributions
Oct 2015
We were looking forward to visiting the palace but unfortunately on the day we went it was closed for use for an official function. We were able to walk around and look through the fence at the roaming deer and the grounds but missed the highlight. Strongly recommend you check to see if it will be open or not on the day if you intend visiting. The smartly dressed guard on the gate was happy to pose for photographs so we have those and shots of the palace in the distance and the deer.
Written October 19, 2015
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angginta
Jakarta, Indonesia127 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
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.
Written November 22, 2014
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