Archive for October, 2009
Botanical Gardens Bogor or called as Kebun Raya Bogor by the locals is located at the central of the Bogor City. This garden was officially opened in 1917 as the National Botanical Garden and used for research and develop plants from other parts of Indonesia. Until now, it is still a major research center and part of the Indonesian Institute of Science. Bogor Botanical Gardens contributes a lot in environmental education, science and protection of the natural.
Botanical Gardens consist of tropical flora for more than 20,000 species of trees and plants, including rare orchids and giant rafflesia. It is Indonesia’s first botanical garden with very huge location. This garden attracts many schools, local residences, visitors from Jakarta, as well as tourist who pass by.
The garden is such beautiful place to relax. You will definitely amaze with its huge and tall trees. Here you can stroll around and for those who interested in trees, you can find the information of all the trees just right in front of it. Besides, many families having picnic here during the holiday as it is the best place to escape from your busy life and feel the wind of nature.
The grounds of this Botanical Garden are contiguous to a luxurious palace of the Indonesian president. In its garden places a hundred of free deers and from the outside of the gate, publics can see the deers walking around in the garden.
Safari Park visits on 5 October 2009 with my hubby and my little brother (Rio). It is located at Cisarua, on the way to Puncak. Along the way to Taman Safari, there are many people selling carrots and banana for animal feeding, which I believe it is not allowed. But we did buy some carrots too. Once you reached the main entrance, tickets payment made without leaving your car. Entrance ticket is Rp 60,000.00 per head and additional Rp 15,000.00 per car.
The very first entrance is the wild open park which you have to go in by car. It was interesting to have the chance staying with the friendly animals roaming around your car and staring at their funny habits. You can stay as long as you like and stop wherever you like. We feed most of the animals with carrot and surprising most of them ate carrot. We were not planned to feed Zebras because they have quite big numbers, but they seem asking for food by blocking our way. So, we just feed some and one of the zebra’s head get into the driver window and bite the signal knob. May be it just looked like a carrot for them.
For tigers and lions, the electronic gate separates sections from others. Once you reached the gate, it will automatically open. During your visit at this section, it is not allow feed the animals and making sure your window is wind-up.
Out from the open park, there are zoo, water park, café & restaurant, and souvenir shop. There you can do tracking, water activities and watch animals performance. We managed to watch three animal shows: Lion Sea, Eagle and elephant performances.
Do spare some time to visit Taman Safari if you are somewhere around and experience yourself like we did. A great interesting place for every age, only here at Taman Safari Indonesia.