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“Great little shop to see how gongs are made and meet craftsman.”
May 11, 2017
A gong is a traditional percussion instrument made of bronze that can be easily played by the rhythmic hammering of its surface. Gongs are customarily used to commence an important event or ceremony. Gamelan music also uses a lot of gong sound...more
Jalan Pancasan RT 2/ RW 3 Kampung Pancasan, Kelurahan Pasirjaya, Kecamatan Bogor Barat, Bogor, Indonesia
A bit of a walk off the beaten trail, this Gong workshop was worth it to me to meet the craftsman and see how they work the metals in a traditional way, despite the heat and modern technology.
I didn't buy a gong, nor was...More
So, this place is quite challenging due to infamous to local. Gong Factory is not far from Bogor Trade Mal (BTM) and Empang. This place is great and definitely needs government attention. The workers work very hard and I must say that they wish extra...More
We went to the Bogor factor and ordered a gong and frame. The frame was delivered to Malaysia but the gone never appeared. After 6+ calls to the owner of the gone factory we gave up; he wanted more money to re-send the gong without...More
It is listed as a Gong "factory", but really it is just a small workshop. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, after having been to the Botanical Gardens earlier. The place was not too difficult to find and had a small reception area which looked...More
I don't know how often you can visit a place like this anywhere in the world. It is basically a dark shed with a couple of mounds of coal in which firepits glow and chaps poke at glowing bronze gamelan pots and gongs, taking them...More
How lucky I was to finally visit this gong craftsmanship gallery. I call it so because it is far from any sophisticated hi-tech factory; it is an amazing craftsmanship gallery where the workers manually and delicately manufacture the percussions of gamelan set.
The frontest pavilion...More
The Gong Factory is small, but worth a visit, partly because it is in an urban area that is one of the most fascinating and friendly on this planet.
Yes, it's more fun than Fes or Rio.
In the factory you can see chaps making...More
We just purchased a gong from the gong factory in Bogor. What a great, authentic experience. Was it cramped, dirty and slightly sketchy…yep…that's what made it so cool. The men working there were amazing. It was a god awful hot, dank, and sweaty affair, but...More
I took my wife and 2 children to see the gong factory. After getting some dodgey directions on how to get there we eventually found the factory. The conditions under which the gongs are made do not look to have changed for decades. The workers...More
The place was interesting enough but no English explanations, it was a good thing that we went with Indonesian friends who could translate for us. Be mindful, there are three small sections and at each section you are expected to put some money in the...More