Bogor Palace

Bogor Palace

Istana BogorIstana Bogor is one of the six Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia which has its own uniqueness. The uniqueness is due to the historical aspects, culture and fauna are outstanding. One of them is the existence of deer – the beautiful deer imported directly from Nepal and stay awake from the first until now. We have already become a trend Bogor and its surrounding residents every Saturday, Sunday and other holidays walk with the Bogor Palace diseputaran feed the deer that live in the beautiful yard with a carrot Bogor Palace from traditional farmers Bogor residents are always ready to peddle these carrots every day off. As the name suggests, this palace is located in Bogor, West Java. Although many state activities are not done anymore, the public is allowed to visit as a group, with the previously requested permission to the Secretary of State, cq Presidential Steward.


Bogor Palace formerly Buitenzorg or Sans Souci, which means “no worries”. Since 1870 until 1942, Bogor Palace was the official residence of Governor General of 38 Dutch and one British Governor-General. In 1744 the Governor-General Baron Gustaaf Willem Van Imhoff mesmerized for peace a small village in Bogor (New Village), a former Royal Pajajaran region located in the upper Batavia. Van Imhoff has a plan to build the region as an agricultural area and resting place for the Governor General. Bogor Palace was built in August 1744 and the shape of the three, was originally a guest house, which he made sketches and build from year 1745-1750, the example architecture Blehheim Palace, residence of the Duke Malborough, near the city of Oxford in England. Fade gradually, over time the changes made during the initial construction period of the Governor General of Dutch and English (Herman Willem Daendels and Sir Stamford Raffles), Bogor Palace building form has undergone many changes. so that was a vacation home turned into a building with a spacious court yard Paladian reach 28.4 hectares and building area of 14,892 m². However, the disaster came on October 10, 1834 earthquake hit the eruption of Mount Salak result that the palace was heavily damaged.

In 1850, Bogor Palace was rebuilt, but did not rise again because it adapted to local situations that often earthquake. In the reign of Governor-General Albertus van Twist Duijmayer Jacob (1851-1856) while the remaining buildings were demolished and the earthquake was built by taking European architecture of the 19th century. In 1870, Buitenzorg Palace made the official residence of Governor General of Dutch East Indies. Buitenzorg Palace last occupants were the Governor General Tjarda van Starkenborg Stachourwer forced to leave the palace to the General Imamura, pemeritah Japanese occupation. In 1950, after the independence, Bogor Presidential Palace began to be used by the Indonesian government, and officially became one of the Indonesian Presidential Palace. In 1968 the Bogor Palace was officially opened for public visit on the blessing of President Suharto. Flow of visitors from outside and within the country annually to reach about 10 thousand people. On 15 November 1994, Bogor Palace became the annual meeting of economic ministers of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economy Cooperation), and there diterbitkanlah Bogor Declaration. [1] This declaration is a commitment 18 APEC member countries to hold free and perdangangan investment before the year 2020. On August 16, 2002, under the government of President Megawati, held the “splendor of Independence” to commemorate the anniversary of the RI-57, and enlivened by the appearance of Twilite Orchestra with conductor Addie MS On July 9, 2005 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono married his son, Agus Yudhoyono by Anisa Pohan at Bogor Palace. November 20, 2006 President of the United States George W. Bush to establish a state visit to Bogor Palace and met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This short visit lasted for six hours.

Buildings and rooms at Bogor Palace

Garuda Room

Garuda Room

Previously Bogor Palace is furnished with a large garden, which is known as the Bogor Botanical Gardens, but according to the needs of science center will be a tropical plant, Bogor Botanical Gardens is released from the shade of the palace in 1817. Bogor Palace has a main building with the left and right wing. The entire palace complex area of 1.5 hectares to reach.

Bogor Palace main building consist of :

  • The main building works for the court held a formal state, meetings, and ceremonies.
  • The left wing of the building which has six bedrooms are used to entertain foreign guests.
  • The right wing of the building with four bedrooms is only intended for heads of state who come to visit.
  • Ruang Baca Presiden

    President’s Reading Room

    In the year 1964 was specially constructed building known as the space Bayurini Dyah president and his family vacation, this building includes five separate pavilions.

  • Private Office Head of State
  • Library
  • Dining room
  • Courtroom ministers and screening room
  • Garuda space as a place of ceremony
  • Lotus space as a wing of the reception state guests.

Works of art at Bogor Palace


A bronze statue of “Hercules” by the sculptor of Polish origin

Many original items are hereditary in the presidential palace in Bogor damaged, destroyed, or lost during World War II. Therefore, the entire works of classical art and furniture in the presidential palace in Bogor starts from the beginning of 1950. Collections of art and international decorations gifts were from foreign countries, which provide luxurious accents in Bogor Palace. One is a buffer-style Bohemian cristal candles and rare Persian carpet that covers the floor of the main room at the Bogor Palace, West Java.

Collection palace include :

  • 450 paintings, among which are; work Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, Russian painter Makowski, and Ernetst Dezentje
  • 360 sculptures
  • Composition of luxury ceramic floor spreading in the palace. One of the ceramic collection of the most impressive, come from Russia, the contribution of the Prime Minister Khrushchev in 1960.
  • Gifts state gifts, among which are silver-plated skull of a tiger, a gift from Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn from Thailand in 1958.

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