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15 Things to Do in Cibodas Botanical Garden Bogor

by chandrifajriana

One of the tourist attractions in Bogor that can be visited by you is Cibodas. The location itself  also offers a variety of sights that shouldn’t be passed away. Here are some tourist attractions in Cibodas that you must visit on holiday:

  1. Cibodas Botanical Gardens

Here are the things to do in Cibodas Botanical Garden Bogor. The first one is the Botanical Garden of Cibodas. It’s a green park with an area of ​​approximately 80 hectares. Cibodas Botanical Garden is a popular name, even been described as one of the world paradise.

Cibodas Botanical Garden is located in the area of ​​Gunung Gede Pangrango Forest, precisely under the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango, Cimacan Village, District Cipanas, Regency of Cianjur. This location is 1,275 meters above the sea level. The weather is so fresh and cool.

At first, this park was created as a branch of the Bogor Botanical Garden by a Dutchman named Johannes Ellias Teijsmann. He is a Botanist from the Netherlands. The quinine tree originating from the Netherlands arrived in Jakarta on April 11, 1852, which was also known as the birthday of Cibodas Botanical Garden. Well, if you visit this place on that date, you can go around Cibodas Botanical Garden for free.

Cibodas Botanical Garden Attraction

Besides offering so beautiful nature and fresh air, Botanical Garden Cibodas also has various collection of old and young trees. There are at least 5,831 plant samples of 1. 206 species that can be found on the site. In the greenhouse, you can find various types of cactus plants and orchids, including rare plant species while visiting here. There are at least 4,000 plant samples with 350 cactus and 360 orchids present in the greenhouse.

  • For those of you who want to visit the Botanical Gardens Cibodas from Jakarta, you need to take about 90 minutes journey or approximately 85 km by taking the path Bogor Raya-Puncak-Cianjur-up to the intersection Cimacan.
  • From here, you just turn toward the botanical gardens with a distance of approximately 4 km to the Botanical Garden Cibodas.
  • If you come by a public transport, you can choose path Cipanas-Rarahan-Cibodas at Cimacan junction.

In the destination there are facilities that will make visitors comfortable. Some of them are very vast parking lot, MCK, Pendopo, outdoor theater, information room, children play area, even the earth camp that reaching 3 hectare.

  1. Taman Wisata Cibodas

Taman Wisata Cibodas has a vast expanse of green grass with its collection of beautiful flower plants. If you visit this place from Jakarta, it’s gonna takes approximately 3 hours of journey.

Arriving at the Cibodas Tourist Park, you can get around for some fun spots with a variety of trees that very cool and also its fresh air. One of more interesting place in Cibodas Tourist Park is the Cissmun Waterfall. You can’t use a car to go to the waterfall area. But, your car should be parked first in the park area, then you must walk about 30 minutes to the location of this fascinating waterfall in Cibodas.

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  1. Mandalawangi Campground

It’s also known as Mandalawangi Camping Ground that located near the exit of Cibodas Botanical Garden. It’s also still in the large complex of Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park area. The location that indeed at the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango make this place weather’s so cool and beautiful. No wonder, many tourist choose this location as their favorite place.

The geographical condition of Mandalawangi Cibodas Campground has gravel soil that easily absorbs water, rivers, lakes, bushes, grasslands, trees and forests that make it more beautiful. This cool weather is ideal for camping ground, plus the vast expanse of campsites is a suitable tourist spot for backpackers.

When entering the area of ​​the campground of Mandalawangi, you will be greeted by a Komodo statue with an open mouth as a path or tunnel to come in. Mandalawangi not only offers the beauty of the camp earth, but also has several locations include the Cikundul River, Rawa Gede Waterfall, Mandalawangi Lake, rowing boat, junge track, dinosaur statue, even a flying fox. So, enjoy all the things to do in Cibodas Bogor!

  1. Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park is one of the interesting natural attractions in Cibodas. The area of ​​the park is 21,975 hectares and covered by a tropical rain forest mountains. This park has an important role for the history of conservation in the archipelago.

There are various kinds of plants you can find while visiting Mount Gede Pangrango National Park. Starting from the plant named Rasamala, up to the insect predator named Kantong Semar. The national park, which was inaugurated in 1980 is not only home to the various plants, but also the habitat of various wildlife, including leopards, skunks, antelope, pelanduk, even for the dogs. Here, you can also see the giant ladybirds, beetles, it’s up to 250 species of birds. It’s also a habitat for gibbons, hawks, and monkeys.

  1. Cibeureum Waterfall

The next tour destination is the water tourism called Cibeureum Waterfall.

This location is so far, but along the way to the waterfall, you will not be bored because on the left side of the road you will be treated by a charming scenery with fresh air.

Arriving at the location, you will be greeted by a large waterfall with stunningly green nature. Here in the destination you can play water and swim. Be careful if you do swim in this place.

You can also take a photo with a beautiful panorama of natural waterfall background. You will love the waterfall and feel comfortable, your body will be fresh again due the cool water.

You can also enjoy another Waterfalls In Bogor

  1. Bogor Botanical Garden

This tourist spot is so famous not only in Bogor, but also in Indonesia. For those who like the scenery of green and beautiful garden, Bogor Botanical Gardens can be your choice of tourist destinations.

Bogor Botanical Garden has a fresh and cool air with many species of trees. Bogor Botanical Gardens also used as a center of education and observation of plants. There is a zoological museum, so we can know more about the plants or flora.  It can add our knowledge about plants that exist in Indonesia even the plants from different countries in the world.

Bogor Botanical Garden has a collection of not less than 15,000 species of plants. This garden was already started to be developed since Sunda Kelapa Kingdom era and claimed as the oldest botanical garden in Asia. Here you can also visit Bogor Palace, the part of the Bogor Botanical Gardens which store various art objects. Among them are about 216 statues and 448 paintings. Bogor Palace has also been named Buitenzorg Palace and located at Jalan Ir. H. Juanda no.1, Bogor.

Thus, there are many things to do in Cibodas Botanical Garden Bogor with you and your loved ones. Enjoy Indonesia!

After all, you can also spend your weekend with Romantic Restaurants in Bogor or Things to Do in Bogor at Night. Well, have a nice holiday!!

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