Monday, February 14, 2011
Cibodas Botanical Garden
Cibodas Botanical Garden or the Botanical Gardens which covers about 80 hectares located at the foot of Mount Gede-Pangrango has long been known as a tourist destination that is very interesting. In fact, there is the nickname the Garden of Eden in Asia.
The beauty of Cibodas Botanical Garden is supported by a collection of trees. Here the stored collection of hundreds of trees both old and young trees. Recorded 5831 sample of 1206 species of plants live here.
Cibodas Botanical Gardens which is the gateway to the mountain climbers who want to climb Mount Gede visited no fewer than 400,000 people. Some sites of interest visitors include the greenhouse (green house), Jalan Araucaria (auracarua Avenue), Waterfall Cibodas and location of the landscape along the fountain.
In a greenhouse containing a cactus, you can see orchids and rare plants that diverse. There are almost 4,000 examples of 350 types of cactus plants from 360 species of orchids are stored in this greenhouse.
As a natural attractions, Cibodas Botanical Garden, will spoil. You and your family with natural beauty. Cool weather, breezes and chirping birds will take you to the ivory tower previously unimaginable.
Gurgling fountain that comes out with the swift will welcome visitors through the gates so Cibodas Botanical Garden. Dozens of big carp that inhabit the pond just across the gate, as if to invite you to enjoy the Botanical Garden Cibodas heart's content.
To explore the entire contents of Cibodas Botanical Garden, a walk would be more fun. However, given the contours that rise and fall, otherwise drive. Unless you are physically strong.
Besides presenting the green trees, in the back garden you can see the river where the water is clear. Because splitting the road, you have to cross a river filled with rocks this. This river is situated at altitude, so when you look at the scenery around, like it was going to be at the top of the mountain. In the vicinity of this river, if by chance, you can meet with the monkeys and even wild boar.
Cibodas Botanical Garden is located in the village Rarahan, Cimacan, Cianjur. The distance is about 85 km from Jakarta. Or, about 90 minutes via the motorway perjalnaan Bogor-Puncak-Cianjur. From the side of a road we still have to walk or climb the vehicle approximately 4 km longer to get there. Garden located at an altitude of 1,500 m this cool temperate, 18 degrees Celsius.
That said, the opening of the Botanical Garden Cibodas associated with the entry of quinine in Indonesian history. At first, the Dutch botanist Johannes Elias Teysmann prepare the land that is now the Botanic Garden Cibodas quinine plantation. But land in Cibodas not suitable for cinchona.
Cinchona seeds brought from the Netherlands arrived in Batavia on 11 April 1852 which made the day of birth Cibodas Botanical Garden.