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The best day trip from Jakarta is to the nearby city of Bogor. Less than 40 miles south of Jakarta, the city draws Jakartans and tourists for its outdoor offerings and historical significance. Hire a car for the day and journey to this former capital of the Sunda Kingdom that once served as the summer residence of the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. One of the main draws is the famous Kebun Raya, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Home to more than 15,000 species of trees and plants, the gardens also showcase orchids, palms and wildlife. Enjoy Dutch sweets over coffee at the gardens’ restaurant overlooking the outdoor wonders.