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Bogor Botanical Garden

The Bogor Botanical Garden and Bogor Royal Palace (photo: k11sucore)

Bogor Botanical Garden 

Bogor Botanical Garden is located in Bogor city, West Java. It is the perfect place to admire various types of plants, such as pandanus bushes or agave and cacti in the Mexican plant section. The Botanical Gardens immediately borders the Bogor Presidential Palace, and you can see the Palace’s grounds from across the Garden’s lotus ponds. A word of warning: since this city is famous for its thunderstorms, check the weather and try to visit it as early in the day as you can.

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Bogor Botanical Garden

Tourist Attractions in West Java

West Java Batik Motifs

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

 

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Ikan tambal

The word “Ikan” refers to fish. The philosophical meaning of Ikan Tambal means is

Tengkawang Ampiek

With its many advantages, the Dayaks use this leaf in ritual ceremonies. This plant is a symbol of

Dayak Kamang

Kamang motif is generally found in the Dayak tribe shield because it is believed to

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

Merak Lasem

The peacock is considered to be the king of the birds. It represents

Samudra

This art painting means to be strong-willed person to pursue

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Insang Ikan

Insang refers to the gills of the fish. This is a typical pattern of Malay ethnic who inhabits

Lipaq Sabe

Lipaq Saqbe contains a simple geometric classical motif with various flower decorations. This textile is

Biji Kopi

The coffee seeds motif illustrates the pride of local coffee specialities in

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

Rasamala

The Rasamala Batik motif is associated with a story when the Dutch came

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, symbolized by

Sido Mulyo

Sidomulyo is one of the classical motifs, which is specifically used for the bride’s costume in

Daun Simpor

This motif is inspired by the Simpor plant (Dillenia Suffruticosa) which is a typical

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Awan Berarak

Awan Berarak is a combination of Dayak motifs and Malay patterns. The word ‘Awan Berarak’ means the

Taiganja

Taiganja is a precious gold pendant that shows the social status of the Kaili family. It is

Ukir Sentani

The Ukir motif is a batik motif that is inspired by various traditional Sentani wood carvings

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Honai

The Honai is inspired by the traditional house of the Papuan community living in

Wirasat

Wirasat or divine inspiration is a gift from God. This inspiration is symbolized by

Tubo Kelapa

Coconut tree is a symbol of a good character and strong mentality. It illustrates the more success a person, the more

Burung Bidadari

Bidadari birds are endemic birds in Halmahera. This motif represents an

Prada Papua

The word “Prada” in the Javanese-Indonesian dialect means a batik textile that

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Keluak Daun Pakis

The word “Keluak” is a Minang language which means twisted or tangled. The Motif of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Angsa Duo

According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess

Sandeq

Sandeq Boat is a symbol of the maritime importance of the West Sulawesi region. The greatness of

La Galigo

La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that has 300 thousand epic lines. It is considered even

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Abimanyu Prince

This motif implies a hope that the wearer will have the wisdom of

Tabir Tanjung

Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in

Teguh Bersatu

This batik motif shows the strength of the people of Kupang. It also represents a sense of

Pattimura

Pattimura is the name of an Indonesian hero who fought against colonialism in

Peresean

The Peresean is a game that sometimes some kinds of magic are

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Merak Ngeram

The hatching peacock motif has a very deep meaning which refers to the sacrifice and

Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Enggang Dayak

Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural

Gurdo Solo

Gurdo or garuda bird is the mount of the Indian god Vishnu. As the Sun Bird,

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tikar Natuna

The Tikar Natuna motif is adapted from the traditional making of pandanus mats in

Alam Pantai

The word “Alam Pantai” refers to the natural beauty of

Paqbarre Allo

The word “Barre” means round and “Allo” means the sunlight. This motif is interpreted as

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

It symbolizes the hierarchy in society and the social status of the Mekongga

Sero Tangga

The Sero Tangga illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Wakatobi

It symbolizes the coastal beauty of the Wakatobi island and the symbol of Patra symbolizes

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Manguni Minahasa

Manguni is identified as the symbol of the Minahasa people. Manguni is known as a

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Kain Cual

Cual textile tradition has existed since the 17th century. The word “Cual” refers to

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Pinang

Pinang refers to the Palm areca tree. This motif is considered as the original

Hiu Taliyasan

Indonesia is also home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Hiu Taliyasan refers to

Dayak Taghol

Dayak Taghol has a distinctive style of four curved lines and small dots. This motif represents

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

The motif illustrates the philosophy of the mangosteen fruit, which is

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pucuk Mekar

This motive reflects the joy and gratitude to God over the grace of

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Mahkota Siger

Siger is the crown of a noblewoman in ancient time. It is a symbol of femininity, strength, and

Kuda Kupang

Horses symbolize wealth. It contains noble values of virtuous characters that bring

Gentala Arasy

Built as high as 80 meters, the tower also highlights the historical side of

Tanah Liek

The word “Tanah Liek” refers to clay in Minang language. It is also known as

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago in

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Bomba Mawar

This motif means sacred love for family, kingdom, and God; It also illustrates

Gigi Haruan Lidi

The Gigi Haruan Lidi motif is taken from the name of the cork fish and is a symbol of

Durian Pecah

Broken Durian motifs depict the foundation of faith. The second half signifies the mastery of

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Lok Baintan Floating Market

As you can imagine, the most authentic thing is that you can buy things and even

Tidayu

The name of this motif is the acronym of three ethnics namely,

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bintik Tujuh

The Bintik Tujuh (Seven Dots) motif has 7 white spots and green color gradation as

Tenun Bima

The motifs are adopted from Bima woven textile. This pattern has received a great

Anggrek Tewu

This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of

Tongkonan

Toraja’s traditional house is called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is a place for

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Bekantan Pakis

This motif represents Pakis Haji (Polystichum setiferum), an endemic plant in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Cengkeh

The clove flower motif is the main commodity of the Tolitoli Regency. This motif represents

Bale Lumbu

This motif signifies the welfare of the ancient Sasak society. Bale also symbolizes the

Ake Patra

Ake is related to the divinity and the composition of the universe. It is a symbol of

Rumah Mamuju

the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

Asmat Papua

The batik motif illustrates the Asmat’s sacred tribal motifs that are

Gajah Way Kambas

The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. it also symbolizes

Kasih Tak Sampai

‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to

Gumin Tambun

Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and

Gamolan

This motif illustrates Gamolan, a bamboo musical instrument of Lampung that is

Besurek Rafflesia

The term “Basurek” refers to a textile that contains letters or inscriptions

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the