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Jul 22, 2018
“Great little shop to see how gongs are made and meet craftsman.”
May 11, 2017
“Gong Factory”
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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
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Jalan Pancasan RT 2/ RW 3 Kampung Pancasan, Kelurahan Pasirjaya, Kecamatan Bogor Barat, Bogor, Indonesia
+62 251 4777099
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Jokosan
Reviewed 1 February 2016

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

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank AndrewF729
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2014
8  Thank monkeymonkey2000
Reviewed 26 December 2013

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

Date of experience: December 2013
6  Thank Hellen L
Reviewed 14 October 2013

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

Date of experience: November 2012
7  Thank Aang
Reviewed 13 April 2013

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

Date of experience: April 2013
6  Thank mokie-dokie
Reviewed 14 March 2013

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

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank MOB68
Reviewed 26 February 2013

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

Date of experience: November 2012
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