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Bogor is a small town about 60 kms south of Jakarta. It is considered a great escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the metropolitan Jakarta. Bogor can be an excellent one-day trip from Jakarta.

Besides known as The rain city, the town is well-known for "Bogor Botanical Garden" (Kebun Raya Bogor), one of the oldest botanical gardens in Southeast Asia. It was launched in 1817. The Garden is home to beautiful trees, exotic flowers, and other plants. One favorite attraction is the largest flower in the world called Rafflesia Arnoldii. Its alias is "corpse flower." It is huge, with its petals growing to more than 1 foot, but it's kind of smelly. Hence, the alias.

Bogor boasts the presidential retreat "Bogor Palace," a mansion previously named Buitenzorg built in 1744 and used as a country retreat during the Dutch and British occupations in the past. The palace houses art collection from former presidents and is known for its herd of deers in the expansive grounds.

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