The history of Bogor which is known as the territorial of King Siliwangi is where the first Hindu Kingdom was established in Indo­nesia at the 5th century and well-known as the Hindu Kingdom of Tarumanegara.

The findings of such inscrip­tions of the previous history of the hindu kingdoms, one of which is the inscription from 1533 that tells the suzerainty of King Surawisesa of Pajajaran Kingdom as one of the most influential kingdom in Java. This inscription is believed to have supernatural powers, sacred and preserved until now.

Pakuan is the capital of the Kingdom of Pajajaran and is be­lieved to be located in the city of Bogor, and was the center of gov­ernment Prabu Siliwangi (Sri Ba­duga Maharaja Ratu Haji I Pakuan Pajajaran) who was crowned on June 3, 1482.

After the invasion of Banten army, the record regarding Pakuan City was lost, and only found again by the Dutch expedition team led by Scipio and Riebeck in 1687. They were doing the research on Batutulis inscription and several other sites, and concluded that the center government of the King­dom Pajajaran is located in the city of Bogor.

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In 1745, Van Imhoff, The Gov­ernor-General at that time built a very beautiful Governor’s Palace is very beautiful and well maintained and today is known as the Bogor Palace of The Presidential Palace of Bogor. Due to its land’s structure high enough above sea level, the Dutch ruler that time gave a name to this beautiful city as Buitenzorg used to designate Puncak area, Te­laga Warna, Megamendung, Cili­wung, Muara Cihideung, up to the summit of Mount. Salak and Mount Gede that have many beautiful wa­terfalls such as those in Ciapus and the surrounding area.

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It feels it will never be enough to write all the things of city’s be­long that is now filled with rows of five-star hotels, factory outlets, cafes and food centers that make Bogor also be an alternative choice vacation place closest to capital and now there are many educa­tional tourism places for families can be found like Taman Safari Park, Taman Mataharin, outbound activities in Curug Nangka, The Jungle and many others.

Come to Bogor, and have an overnight dream and you will feel a dream last night was not satisfy­ing your desire to fulfill all your desire and to see from the near by what is in this beautiful old city.

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