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Bogor city or we called rain city. Most Bogor tour focus on its natural charms, particularly the Bogor Botanical Gardens, a world-class tropical research and education garden. In the garden there is Bogor Presidential Palace, which belonged to the Dutch Governor General before Indonesia’s independence. Other attractions include traditional crafts, heritage buildings, and ancient stone tablets and also activity of local people.
First in Bogor Tour, it is better to learn a little bit history of Bogor Botanical Gardens. In the past, it was part of an artificial forest called Samida (during the reign of King Siliwangi of Sunda Kingdom). That means the park has been there since 1474! It is a fact, as the information is written in Batutulis Inscription. At the time, the artificial forest was built in order to preserve rare woods seeds and became the border between Bogor and Cianjur. During the reign of the Dutch under the governance of Van Der Capellen, a vacation home was built in that area. In terms of size, Bogor Botanical Gardens is indeed vast. It has the total area of 87 hectares and has become the home of 15,000 plants – Bogor Tour
In Bogor Tour Program you will find Bogor Palace , that was built in 1744. In the past, it became a vacation home for the builder (Jenderal Gustaaf Willem Baron Van Imhoff). The inspiration came from a nearby peaceful village and the architecture took an example from England’s Blehheim Palace. However, as the time went by, the building underwent several changes and functions. It turned into a palace and got an improvement in terms of size. Today, it has the total area of 14,892 meters per square and it has the yard with the size of 28.4 hectares. – Bogor Tour