The Bogor Palace (Indonesian:Istana Bogor, Dutch:Het Paleis te Buitenzorg) is one of 6 Presidential Palaces of Indonesia, it is located in the city of Bogor, West Java. The palace is noted for its distinctive architectural, historical, features, as well as the adjoining botanical gardens. Istana Bogor was opened to the public in 1968 to public tour groups (not individuals), with the permission of the then President of Indonesia, Suharto. The number of visitors annually is approximately 10,000 people. The gardens of the palace have an area of 284,000 square metres (28.4 hectares).
During the colonial era the palace became favorite residence of the Governor Generals due to Bogor's more adaptable climate. The palace was also favored by the late President Sukarno and became the official presidential residence until his downfall in 1967. Recently the new president Joko Widodo moved the president's office from Merdeka Palace to Bogor Palace.