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The Palace Of Bogor

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The Palace of Bogor is one of 6 official residences of the President of Indonesia. The Palace is located in Bogor, West Java province on Java island. The Palace is known for its architectural elegance and Botanical gardens that surround the Palace. The Botanical gardens occupy an area of 284 sq. m.

For the General public, the Bogor Palace was opened in 1968, the visit was allowed only for groups who have obtained permission of the then President of Indonesia Hadji Muhammad Suharto, and private use was forbidden. In colonial times (the period of Dutch colonization), the Palace was the favorite place for governors General of the Dutch East Indies thanks to the climate area of Bogor. Later, during the reign of President Soekarno, the Palace was his official residence. For some time the Palace was not used, and in 2015 the new President of Indonesia Joko Widodo moved to the Palace in Bogor from the Merdeka Palace, where his residence.

Earlier the Palace was the mansion in 1745, ordered the construction of Gustav von Imhoff, the Governor of Batavia at that time, but the completed building is another Governor, Jacob Mossel. At the beginning of the XIX century was reconstructed, built on one floor and added a wing to the East and West of the house. Later on the roof of the main building was completed a small dome, and around the building was laid gardens. Unfortunately, in 1834, an earthquake triggered by the eruption of the Salak volcano, which nearly destroyed the mansion. In 1856 destroyed the mansion was demolished and in its place built a Palace, but one story. From 1870 to 1942, the Palace served as the official residence for Dutch governors-General. Later, since Indonesian independence, the Palace became the residence for the presidents of Indonesia.

On the territory of modern estate has several buildings, the largest of which is the Gedung Scale. In this Palace is the President's office, reception room, cinema room, library, dining room, living room and main reception hall. The Palace is also famous for its art collection that consists of 448 paintings, 216 196 sculptures and ceramics. Most of this collection was assembled by President Sukarno.