PT.05 - Bogor Cultural Tour
- Gong Factory
- Bogor Botanical Gardens
- The Puppet Maker of Bogor
- Tajur Bag Bogor
Tour Inclusive: AC Transportation, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Ticket as per itinerary, Parking Fee
Drive through one of Jakarta’s suburbs and lovely countryside, this tour takes you to Bogor, 60 km south of Jakarta and to Puncak. This tour also brought you to one of finest gongsmiths in Indonesia and home made leather bag in Bogor
This is one of the few remaining gongsmiths. You can see gamelan instruments smelted over a charcoal fire by hand here - it takes two weeks to beat a copper gong into shape. A few pricey gongs and wayang golek puppets are on sale.
BOGOR BOTANICAL GARDENS
Located at the heart of Bogor, it is world class botanical gardens, covering an area of around 85 hectares. Officially opened by the Dutch in 1817, it was from these gardens that early researchers developed various crops such as tea, cassava, tobacco and cinchona. The park is still a major center for botanical research in Indonesia. In the northwest corner of the
gardens you can view the Presidential Summer Place that formerly was the official residence of the Dutch governors-general from 1870 to 1942.
THE PUPPET MAKER OF BOGOR
If you are looking to be immersed in traditional “kampung” life and find a traditional handmade souvenir from Indonesia you have to follow the winding “kampung” streets of Bogor just north of the Botanical Gardens to find a whimsical factory where Bapak Dase works eagerly every day to provide locals and visitors alike with a truly authentic experience. Pak Dase has been handcrafting puppets for as long as he remembers and the quality of his labor is evident in workmanship and artistic display.
TAJUR BAG BOGOR
Tajur Bag genuine home industry city of Bogor, genuine local products with beautiful colors and the quality that does not disappoint, from synthetic leather material that is virotex, making bags and purses. We are very beautiful and like a bag of valuable expensive.