Oct 1, 2013

Kebun Raya Cibodas Cianjur

Kebun Raya Cibodas (KRC or the Cibodas Botanical Gardens) is a 125-hectares botanical garden located approximately 1,300-1,425 meters asl on the slopes of Mount Gede, 23 kilometers to the northwest of the township of Cianjur. Not far from Cipanas and Puncak, the famous tea plantation area. The gardens are in the cibodas subdistrict of West Java, Indonesia, around 100 kilometers from Jakarta. They were founded in 1862 by the Dutch botanist Johannes Elias Teijsmann as an extension of the Bogor Botanical Gardens.

How to Get There
From Cipanas via Simpang Tiga Paregrejen as far as 5 km. From Jakarta, Bogor, and Bandung can use two wheels and four, large buses can get into this area. When using public bus , stop by at junction Cibodas, directly using public minivan transport routes Cipanas- Rarahan, to the National Park Gede-Pangrango, then a short walk to the Botanical Gardens. From the intersection of three (Simpang Paragajen) towards Cibodas, on both sides of the road sold a variety of special ornamental plants mountainous area is very beautiful, colorful and diverse species.

This place is suitable to release all tension after hard and busy days. Fresh air, clean water, eyes friendly, and recommended for weekend.

Horse rentals are available to circle around

There are two waterfall inside the area. Curug Legok Cibogo and Curug Ciismun

Curug Legok Cibogo

Various facilities are available in the region Cibodas, ranging from vast parking lot to accommodate dozens of four-wheeled vehicles and buses, which include, children's play area, mosque, public toilets, shelter, pavilion, outdoor theater, and 3 acres of camping ground which can accommodate 200 tents.

Cibodas Botanical Garden is adjacent to several other tourist attractions. Adjacent to Cibodas Botanical Mandala Kitri Campgrounds are managed by Indonesian Scout. There are also golf courses, Bandung Asri Mulya. In addition, Cibodas Botanical Garden is also adjacent to the National Park of Mount Gede Pangrango.

The gardens are the first place that Cinchona trees were grown in Indonesia for quinine production. A few years after Cinchona trees were planted in the gardens, some of the plants had to be transferred to another more suitable place. Plants which are exotic plants to Indonesia, such as Eucalyptus from Australia, Conifers from Europe and others have been planted in the area so there is now a wide collection from various parts of the world in the Cibodas Gardens. Recently, a rose collection has also been in the process of development.

The gardens have a collection of almost 6,000 specimens, representing over 1,200 species, and a glasshouse collection of over 4,000 specimens,including 350 species of cacti and succulents and 360 species of orchids.

a walking track to waterfall

Curug Ciismun

Ciismun waterfall GPS coordinate

handicraft sellers near exit gate

International tourists are recommended to stay nearby.

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