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5 Educational Attractions in Bogor, Indonesia

Excited about going to Bogor and already eyeing a good Bogor hotel promo for your accommodations? If you're keen on keeping the little gray cells riveted during your visit, these 5 notable destinations are as interesting as they are fun to see while in the Indonesian city.

Bogor Botanical Garden

One of the city's most beloved treasures, this ancient garden has been around since the 1800s. It features over 6,000 species of tropical plants within its 87-hectare premises and is home to over 42 bird species. If you're feeling like taking a break from your Bogor accommodation, the garden is a wonderful place to get some fresh air and enjoy some natural scenery.

Bogor Presidential Palace

This summer residence of the Indonesian president is one of 6 in the country, located northwest of the Botanical Gardens. Its architecture and history are quite fascinating in themselves, but people are more often drawn to it because of the 250 tame deer that freely graze within its premises.

Taman Safari

Taman Safari is a collection of safari parks where you can see and learn more about the endangered wildlife of Indonesia. Spread over different parts of the country, they are divided into 3 sections, the most popular of which is Taman Safari I located in Bogor, West Java. A visit here will show the conservation efforts and protection measures that they are doing to help the animals survive.

Bogor Cathedral and Hok Tek Bio Buddhist Temple

These ancient religious establishments are some of the oldest and still standing in Indonesia. The Bogor Cathedral was built in 1750, while the Hok Tek Bio Temple was built in 1672 and features classical South Chinese style design. Even if you do not come from either the Catholic or Buddhist faiths, they nevertheless make for quite an absorbing visit.

Gong Factory

If you harbor a fascination for musical instruments, you'll want to check out the Gong Factory. It's arguably one of the few remaining gongsmiths in the world, and a trip here will show you how the percussion instruments are made.

If you are still looking for a good place to stay for your Bogor trip, Padjadjaran Suites is an excellent choice, for it is conveniently within easy distance of the aforementioned destinations. It is also currently offering a special Bogor hotel discount on its rooms this Ramadhan. If you happen to be planning your trip during this time, you might want to get started on making your reservations soon, for this Bogor hotel promo is valid from July 18 to August 11, 2012 only.

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