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July 6, 2012

Ujung Kulon National Park

Ever venture into the western part of Java Island, Indonesia? Well, in this place, located a national park called Ujung Kulon National Park, which is covering an area of ​​1.206 km2, which is the first national park was inaugurated in Indonesia. This national park consists of Krakatau island cluster and the small islands around it, such as handeuleum island and Peucang island. This national territory consists of its 443 km2 of marine area, which starts from The Cape of Ujung Kulon to the Indian Ocean.

In 1992, Ujung Kulon National Park was inaugurated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site that is protected. At the beginning of this region is an agricultural area. But when Krakatoa erupted on August 27, 1883, this area was devastated and turned back into forest. National Park which has beautiful natural scenery is now a conservation center to protect the Java Rhinoceros which the number is getting less. Currently at least 50 rhinos are in this conservation center.

Ujung Kulon National Park, Java  Rhino, Java Rhino conservation, West Java

* Classification of Ujung Kulon National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Country           : Indonesia
Category         : Nature
Criteria             : VII, IX
Region             : Asia Pacific
Official Inscription : 1991

Ujung Kulon National Park, Java Rhino, Rhinoceros, West JavaNational Park The Park is representative of the tropical rain forest ecosystem which is the largest lowland in West Java. In addition to special habitat for the rhino, the park is also used as a marine aquatic ecosystems, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems. In this place, there are at least 35 species of mammals, 5 species of primates, 59 species of reptiles, 22 species of amphibians, 240 species of birds, 72 species of insects, 142 species of fish and 33 species of coral. There are approximately 700 species of plants are protected in this place, and 57 types of which are rare plants such as Bengang ( Lagerstroemiaspeciosa ) and Luminous ( Pterospermum Diversifolium ).

In addition to nature conservation center, Ujung Kulon National Park also offers many other attractions. You not only spoiled by a variety of rare animals, but also can enjoy a river with rapids sharp, waterfalls, white sand beaches, hot springs, marine parks and cultural heritage and history are unique and interesting, such as Ganesha statue on Mount Mercury, Panaitan Island.

* Address Ujung Kulon National Park
Jl. No Independence Pioneers. 51, Labuan, Pandeglang 42 264 West Java - Indonesia
Tel. +62 253 801731, Fax. +62 253 804651

Discovery Bogor Botanical Garden ( Kebun Raya Bogor )

Walk around the city of Bogor, it would not be complete without visiting Bogor Botanical Garden. Bogor Botanical Gardens is a large botanical gardens in Bogor city, has an area of ​​87 hectares. Besides being known as a botanical garden is cool and shady, this garden has a collection of 15,000 species of trees and plants. Since opening as the tourism spot, the Botanical Garden is one of the favorite tourist destinations in West Java are very crowded, especially on Saturdays and Sundays.

History of the Botanical Garden
Long before it became the Botanical Gardens we know today, the Botanical Garden was originally a part of “samida” or artificial forest, in the era of Sunda Empire around the year 1474 to 1513. Artificial forest was made to preserve the environment as a place to nurture the seeds of the rare wood. In early 1800 - an, the Governor-General Thomas Stamford Raffles who inhabit the Bogor Palace has a huge interest in botany that intend to develop the Bogor Palace yard a beautiful garden. With the help of the botanist, Raffles conjure palace became a classic English-style botanical garden. Here's an idea that became the forerunner of the birth of the Botanical Garden and pretty, green and cool.

Lady  Raffless Monument, Bogor Botanical Garden, Kebun Raya Bogor

carrion flower, Bogor Botanical Garden, Kebun Raya BogorEstablishment of Bogor Botanical Gardens started the development of science in Indonesia. From this was born a few other scientific institutions, such as the Bibliotheca Bogoriensis (1842), Herbarium Bogoriense (1844), Cibodas Botanical Garden (1860), Laboratory Treub (1884) and the Museum and Laboratory of Zoology (1894). On May 30, 1868, the Botanical Garden was officially separated the management is with the Bogor Palace yard.

Enjoying Exotic architecture around Europe
Once visitors enter the gates of the Botanical Garden, the tourists will immediately be spoiled with European-style architectural beauty that glows in the garden area. Bogor Botanical Gardens was known to be cool place because there are many large trees that shade. On the way around of Botanical Garden, then we will see Lady Raffles monument, which is a monument in memory of Lady Olivia Mariamne Raffles, wife of General Thomas Stamford Raffles (1811-1816).

Throughout the Bogor Botanical Gardens, there are many huge trees hundreds of years old. This tree is a cool place to take shelter and at once the object of interest for the photography. In addition, we are also given the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Bogor Palace, which is one of six palaces in Indonesia. The palace has some unique architecture, among others, the beautiful deer imported directly from Nepal.

Bogor Palace, Bogor Botanical GardenPull the Bogor Botanical Gardens
One appeal of the Botanical Garden is the presence of Carrion Flower (Amorphophalus Titanum), which is one of the typical flowers of Indonesia. When approaching a flower, the corpse flower will release a very pungent smell of carrion. The flower can achieve high rates 2meter and is the world's largest compound flower plants. In addition, there is also the oldest palm trees in Southeast Asia are still alive today.

* Address Bogor Botanical Gardens:
Jl. Ir. H. No Juanda. PO BOX 309 13 16 003 Bogor, West Java - Indonesia
Tel. +62 251-8322187, 83 222