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Istana Kepresidenan Bogor

Istana Kepresidenan Bogor or Bogor Presidential Palace is located at Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No.1, Bogor. This palace stands on an area of 28, 86 acres and a building area reaches 14,892 m2. In the courtyard you can see the 591 spotted deer, and there are about 346 types of trees. In the courtyard there are many statues of Bogor Palace – beautiful sculptures, such as The Poster Denok work, the model is Ara, wife of an employee of the Bogor Palace and The Hand of God, a reproduction of Sweden.

The history Bogor Palace began in 1744 when the Governor-General Willem Baron van Imhoff Gustaaf build a vacation home, where he himself sketched and built from 1745-1750. Since 1870, the Bogor Palace became the official residence of the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. Noted 38th Governor-General of the Netherlands and 1 British Governor General inhabit the Bogor Palace. The last Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies inhabit the Bogor Palace was Governor General Tjarda van Starkenborg Stachourwer. In 1950, the Presidential Palace and Bogor began to be used officially become one of the Indonesian Presidential Palace. Bogor Presidential Palace has 37 buildings. Some of its main building has an important function.

For example is the Main Building, consists of eight rooms, namely Garuda Hall that serves as a reception room, many meeting can be held at this room. Lotus Hall is a hall that serves as a reception hall. Film Hall once served as a film screening at the time of President Soekarno. Dining Room, which serves as the main dining room. President Room ever served as a work room of President Soekarno. Library Room, that once served as a library of President Soekarno. Family Room, that serves as a President waiting room if the President will attend a variety of events at Garuda Hall. Minister Waiting Room which serves as the reception area of the ministers if they would attend the event at Garuda Hall.

Collections of international art and decor gifts that come from foreign countries, help provide a luxurious accent in Bogor Palace. One of them is a Bohemian-style crystal candle stand and rare Persian carpets lining the floor of the main room at the Bogor Palace. Palace Collection includes: 450 paintings, among them are: Indonesia painter Basuki Abdullah, Makowski Russian painter, and Ernest Dezentjé, 360 statues, the composition of luxury tile floors spread over the palace. One of the most impressive are collections of ceramics, originating from Russia, the contribution of the Prime Minister Khrushchev in 1960 and A silver plated tiger skull, a gift from the Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn of Thailand in 1958.

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda/Gondangdia/Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line heading to Bogor Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the Southeast

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3/5 and take Yellow Line heading to Bogor Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the Southeast

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Bogor Station and take a 10 minutes walk to the Southeast

see the link map or the map below

Istana Bogor Map

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