Mekarsari Fruit Garden, Bogor | Java and Bali JustGoIndonesia
Bogor is still one of the favorite tourist destinations for the people of Jakarta because of its close location and easy to reach. In addition, Bogor also offers many sights worth visiting, one of which is Mekarsari located at Jalan Cileungsi – Jonggol KM 3, Bogor, West Java.
Mekarsari is a fruit garden was initiated by Mrs. Tien Soeharto (eq.) That was built in 1990 and officially opened in 1995. Originally, Mekarsari park concept as a place to plant conservation, but the concept is then added into the conservation area, reforestation, education, and recreation.
As a tourist area covering 264 hectares, Mekarsari has 1,470 varieties of fruit trees and 100,000 trees, including spice plants, medicinal plants, food crops, ornamental plants, vegetable crops, industrial crops and cover crops. There is also a laboratory for cross several varieties of plants producing Barbados cherry, Petruk guava, rose apple clove, pineapple Arnis, the water rose toon klow, as well as cross fruit jackfruit called pedakka, cempeka, and nangkadak. Moreover, in Mekarsari Park, you can also find rare plants such as the corpse flower, kecik sapodilla, persimmon, as well as tropical plants such as jackfruit, oranges, rambutan, starfruit, melons, and many more.
Besides being a place of conservation, Mekarsari also be used as a breeding ground for seeds, breeding, as well as the place of cultivation which will be disseminated to farmers and the general public. If you want to buy seeds, you can buy at the Garden Center, which is the sale of a variety of fruit plant seedlings in the Mekarsari.
On August 5, 2013, the area Mekarsari closed for renovations, and reopened on February 15, 2014 with the addition of water and outbound travel.
Mekarsari has many water rides, among whom there fishing, water bikes, banana boat, aqua bike, geese water, canoes and dragon boats. Water attractions in Mekarsari also provides facilities Water Kingdom covering an area of 5.2 hectares which can accommodate 15,000 visitors and is the largest water park in the Asian.
At Water Kingdom Mekarsari, there is a Lazy River, the longest current pool in Indonesia with a length of 600 meters. In addition, there is also a slide Boomerang having a tower height of 16 meters and sleighs along 118 meters.
Water attractions not only in the Water Kingdom, because the park also has a lake Cipicung which covers about 20 hectares. In this lake, you can enjoy the view over a boat and take pictures with the background of red metal bridge that crossed over the lake.
Additionally, you can also see the sights of the city of Bogor and the area Mekarsari at the top of the tower, 30 meters high located in this region.
Apart from being a tourist, Mekarsari also provides outbound activities for companies and individuals. The rides are provided for outbound activities, among others, there is the flying fox, spider web, tree house, paintball, and others.
To be able to enter the sites Mekarsari, you will be charged a flat rate of 25,000 rupiah for adults and children, both during weekdays and weekends. Interestingly, here using Top Up system, namely charging the balance to be able to use a vehicle so you do not need to queue to buy a ticket. Entrance fee of 25,000 Rupiah 15,000 Rupiah contained in entrance area, 10,000 Rupiah for RFID bracelet, bangle is used for charging your balance.
If you go home, you can bring home this RFID bracelet or exchange it back, then you will get the remaining balance on the bracelet.
The fee for motor vehicles was 5,000 rupiah to the wheel 2, 15,000 Rupiah for wheel 4, and 35,000 rupiah for the bus.
Rides in Mekarsari charged different rates, with a price range between 10,000 rupiah to 55,000 rupiah.
How to get there :
1. From UKI (Universitas Kristen Indonesia) using the bus majoring in Cileungsi, followed by the city transportation Cileungsi – Jonggol. You can get off in front of the location.
2. From Kampung Rambutan, you can ride the city transportation Kowanbisata Bogor – Jonggol and fell right in front of the gate Mekarsari.
3. From the city of Bekasi, using the bus Kowanbisata majors Bekasi – Jonggol, then you will be able to get down in front of the Mekarsari.
If you wish to use private transport, you can follow the exit toll lanes jagorawi in Cibubur Toll Gate then to track Cileungsi. You will arrive at Mekarsari within about 20 to 30 minutes.
Mekarsari presents 3 options for an overnight stay package, namely:
1. A tree house, with rates IDR 770,000 (weekdays), and IDR 990,000 (weekend).
2. D’Cabin, at the rate of IDR 660,000 (weekdays), and IDR 880,000 (weekend).
3. Family Camp, at the rate of IDR 800,000 (weekdays and weekends).
4. Family Biking Camp, at the rate of IDR 1.25 million (weekdays and weekends).All accommodation above the rate per night for 4 people.
Open Hours Mekarsari
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) 10:00 am to 16:30 pm GMT
Saturday – Sunday and holidays 9:00 am to 16:30 pm GMT.
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