Sometimes the hustle and bustle of city life gets to be too much and you just need to escape. That’s how it was for me after living in Jakarta for six weeks. So I called up my friend Riyanni — you may remember we did a tourism film on Siak, Indonesia together last September — and we decided to take a trip out to Kebun Raya Bogor, the Bogor Botanical Gardens.
Despite being right smack in the middle of Bogor (60km south of Jakarta) the Botanical Gardens are a tranquil oasis and a perfect day-trip to break free from the hassles of life in the congested capital city.
Kebun Raya Bogor covers a massive 80 hectares and is situated right next to Istana Bogor, one of the six presidential palaces of Indonesia.
The garden was originally set up as a sanctuary for rare and endangered flora and now is home to more than 15,000 species of trees and plants. However one species which flourished here has since been eradicated: cannabis sativa. Once people caught on and started taking the buds the plants were eliminated.
You can thank Riyanni if you like the information here — she grew up in Bogor and gave me a very thorough history lesson as we strolled the gardens.
One of the big highlights of the gardens is Rumah Anggrek Kebun Raya Bogor, the Orchid House, which is home to over 3,000 varieties of both purebred and hybrid orchids.
Of course there is MUCH to the botanical gardens than just these few photos — but that post will have to wait for another day.
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Thinking About Visiting Kebun Raya Bogor? Here Are The Basics:
Open Jam Buka: Mon-Thu Ken-Kam 08:00-15:30; Fri Jum 08:00-16:00; Closed Sat-Sun Sab-Mng Tutup
Ticket (Locals) Tiket Masuk: 15,000 IDR
Ticket (Foreigners) Tiket Khusus Wisatawan ( LOL 😉 ): 26,000 IDR
Entry For 4-Wheeled Vehicles Kendaraan Keliling Roda: 30,000 IDR
Parking For Motorcycles Parkir Sepeda Motor: 5,000 IDR
Explore By Bicycle Tiket Sepeda Keliling: 5,000 IDR