When in Bogor: Things to Do

When in Bogor: Things to Do

Bogor is a city near Jakarta, located under the Salak Mountain. It’s known to be a highland city, with high rain intensity, beautiful scenery, and cool weather. Popular places like this in Bogor are Sentul and Puncak, even people from Jakarta come to these areas at Bogor to have a little weekend getaway. This is because Bogor has many natural attractions and clean air to refresh the mind after a busy week.

How Do You Get to Jakarta From Bogor?

You could go to Bogor by :

  • Train: Take the KRL train to Bogor from your nearest train station
  • Bus: Take the Damri Bus that has a route to Botani Square Bogor or other buses that has routes to Bogor!
  • Car: You could travel from Jagowari Toll

People come to Bogor not just simply of its beautiful scenery and fresh airs, Bogor has many things to offer, it has many hidden gems for you to discover and do. From camping, shopping, and even for a culinary feast, perfect for hanging out with friends and families. If you’re wondering where to start your journey,  here we give you 5 things you could do at Bogor.

1. Go to Mall

Go to Mall

The malls in Bogor aren’t as big and as many as there are in Jakarta, but that doesn’t make Bogor mall not worth it to visit and spend your time there! You could go shopping, windows shopping, watch a movie, eat something, or just hang out in the malls with your friends and family. Here are the lists of malls in Bogor you could visit :

Botani Square, The well-known mall in Bogor located in the center of the city near Tugu Kujang. Jl. Raya Pajajaran No.depan, RT.04/RW.05, Tugu Kujang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16127

Lippo Plaza Bogor (Ekalokasari), One of the biggest mall in the city located in the upper side of Bogor. Lippo Plaza Ekalokasari Lantai Mezzanine Jalan Siliwangi No.123 L3M #5, RT.01/RW.01, Sukasari, Kec. Bogor Tim., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16142

Cibinong City Mall, the biggest mall in Bogor regency that is located near the borders of Bogor City. Jl. Tegar Beriman No.1, Pakansari, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java 16915

Boxies 123 Mall, the new big mall in town with a garden and zoo for family recreation. Jl. Raya Tajur No.123, RT.01/RW.06, Kota, Kec. Bogor Tim., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16141

2. Visit Famous Attractions

Visit Famous Attractions

Bogor is known for its historical places and creative attractions for people of all ages. You could find many attractions here in Bogor, from going on tours, sightseeing, to experience wonderful activities. Here are some of those attractions that you could visit in Bogor :

Taman Safari, exploring the zoo in a safari concept in Puncak. Jalan Kapten Harun Kabir No. 724, Cibeureum, Cisarua, Cibeureum, Kec. Cisarua, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16750

Kebun Raya Bogor, explore the flora and fauna of Bogor heritage. Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.13, Paledang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16122

Pura Parahyangan Agung Taman Sari Gunung Salak, explore the history and heritage of Bogor’s kingdom. Tamansari, Bogor, West Java 16610

DeVoyage, experience exploring the world in a compact recreation area. Komplek Bogor Nirwana Residence Jl. Boulevard CBD, RT.01/RW.06, Mulyaharja, Kec. Bogor Sel., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16135

Little Venice, experience living in Venice with all the activities and attractions. Batulawang, Cipanas, Cianjur Regency, West Java 43253

Read also : Zone Guide: Bogor

3. Unite With Nature

Unite With Nature

Bogor is known for its natural beauty, its preserved with many exquisite forests and hills, perfect for doing outdoor sports or activities. You could find many of these activities in various National Parks or places in highlands like Puncak. Here are some of the activities to get yourself closer to nature in Bogor :

Rafting at Taman Matahari, Puncak Rd No.KM.77, Leuwimalang, Cisarua, Bogor, West Java 16750

Hiking at Halimun Salak National Park, Jl. Raya Cipanas, Malasari, Kabandungan, Sukabumi Regency, Jawa Barat 43368

Paragliding at Bukit Paralayang Bogor, JL Raya Puncak Km 87, Bukit Paralayang, Puncak, West Java, Tugu Sel., Kec. Cisarua, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16750

Outbound or camping at Gunung Bunder, Gunung Bunder, Pamijahan, Bogor

Go for a swim at Nymph Waterfall (Curug Bidadari Cikoneng), Sentul Paradise Park, South Sentul / Sentul Selatan Exit via Jagorawi Toll Road

Explore Leuwi Hejo Waterfall! Cibadak, Sukamakmur, Cibadak, Sukamakmur, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16830

4. Try Top Culinary in Bogor

Try Top Culinary in Bogor

If you’re the type of person who likes to try out the foods and drinks of an area, then Bogor is the place that would suit your taste buds. From street foods to restaurants with beautiful scenery from the highlands, Bogor could offer you both! If you’re wondering what to eat at Bogor, here are some of the recommended places:

Nicole’s Kitchen and Lounge, outdoor city view restaurants from the highlands. Kampoeng Brasco, Jl. Raya Cipanas Jl. Hanjawar No.1, Palasari, Kec. Cipanas, Kabupaten Cianjur, Jawa Barat 43253

Lemongrass Resto, a classic relaxing restaurant in the heart of the city. Jl. Raya Pajajaran No.21, RT.03/RW.03, Bantarjati, Kec. Bogor Utara, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16153

Shabu Hachi, all you can eat restaurant in the center of the city. Jl. Raya Pajajaran No.75, RT.01/RW.11, Baranangsiang, Kec. Bogor Tim., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16143

Grand Garden Resto & Cafe, enjoy your meal in the presence of Bogor nature. Bogor Botanical Gardens, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.13, RT.04/RW.02, Paledang, Central Bogor, Bogor City, West Java 16124

Foresthree, enjoy fresh and healthy meals in the culinary area of Bogor. Jl. Achmad Adnawijaya, RT.02/RW.05, Tegal Gundil, Kec. Bogor Utara, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16152

Gang Selot, enjoy the street food of Bogor! Jl. Selot No.28, RT.04/RW.08, Paledang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16122

5. Do Some Fun Activities

Do Some Fun Activities

Bogor has many activities that you could do with your friends or family, from going to waterparks, theme parks, playing at an indoor trampoline park, go karting, and so much more! Here are some of the activities that you could do in Bogor :

Jungle Land, go to the exciting theme park in Bogor! Kawasan Sentul Nirwana, Jl. Jungle Land No.1, Karang Tengah, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16810

Marco Polo, one of the waterparks in Bogor near the highway. Bukit Cimanggu City, Jl. Sholeh Iskandar No.1, RT.01/RW.11, Cibadak, Kec. Tanah Sereal, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16168

The Jungle, the biggest waterpark in Bogor located in the upper side of Bogor. Jalan Bogor Nirwana Boulevard, Perumahan Bogor Nirwana Residence, Mulyaharja, Bogor Selatan, RT.05/RW.12, Mulyaharja, Kec. Bogor Sel., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16132

Jumper Indoor Trampoline Park, jump and have fun around with trampolines! RT.02/RW.09, West Cilendek, West Bogor, Bogor City, West Java 16112

Crazy Speed Kart Bogor + Cafe & Lounge, race and experience driving with speed karts! RT.03/RW.08 Babakan Lippo Plaza Keboen Raya Lantai 6, RT.03/RW.08, Babakan, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16129

6. Explore Sentul

Anthology Coffee and Tea
Anthology Coffee and Tea

Other than Jungle Land and Nymph Waterfall, Sentul is an area in Bogor that has many attractions and culinary places for you to visit. Most people from Jakarta love this area for a little getaway on weekends, here are some things you could do in Sentul, Bogor:

Sentul International Circuit, explore its roads! Jl. Sentul International Circuit No.Km.42, Kadumangu, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16810

Anthology Cafe, have coffee beside the lake. Komplek Danau Teratai, Jl. MH. Thamrin, RT.03/RW.08, Cijayanti, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16810

Ah Poong Market & Eco Art Park, explore its floating markets! Cipambuan, Kec. Babakan Madang, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16810

Bogor has so much more things to offer other than the list we gave you above, it’s a beautiful place for you to explore for yourself! Go and check out our other posts on Bogor to explore some of them! Have fun!

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