This first botanical garden in Indonesia, well known to the locals as "Taman Dago Pakar", is a home to 3 kinds of mammals, around 30 different kinds of birds, over 250 kinds of trees from 40 families and 112 species in a total area of about 526 hectares (1300 acres). Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda was inaugurated on 14 January 1985 by the then Indonesian President Soeharto. Today, the forest has a new attraction, a deer breeding in the “Bantar Awi” area (located between Maribaya Waterfall and Dutch Cave, about 2 kilometers from the Dutch cave).
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Taman Dago Pakar also has three waterfalls. The famous one is called Omas Waterfall, in Maribaya, or Maribaya Waterfall. This waterfall lies approximately 5 kilometers [3.1 miles] to the north of the nature reserve entrance.
Apart from flora and fauna, there are also Dutch and Japanese caves, which were built in the early 1910's and 1940's, respectively, in Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda. These two caves were used for various reasons, such as food and armory storage, communication purposes, and so on.
There is also an inscription stating the visit of Thai King Chulalongkorn II in 1896. (Click the picture above for a bigger image of the admission ticket valid for local residence).
|Location||:||Kompleks Tahura Ir. H. Juanda No. 99 Dago Pakar, Bandung|
|Telephone||:||+62 22 2515895|
|Fax||:||+62 22 250 7891|
|Operating hours||:||daily, 8am-5pm|
|Admission charges||:||Rp. 8,000/person (domestic tourist) or Rp. 50,500/person (foreign tourist). Rp. 20,000 (bus). English speaking local guide charges (by local people, if you'd like to have one) Rp. 75,000-Rp.100,000|
|Facilities||:||information center (English and Bahasa Indonesia); toilets; shops; prayer room; children's playground; jogging track; outbond area, such as flying fox and paint ball (Rp. 20,000/domestic tourist or Rp. 100,000/foreigner with minimum 30 person in a group); a small museum About Ir. H. Juanda; local guides (sometimes with limited English); there are 5 houses available for rent, each room costs Rp. 500,000 per night; a tennis court for rent Rp. 50,000/hour|
|How to get there||:|| By angkot: from Jl. Merdeka, take angkot goes to "Dago" terminal (fare Rp. 2,500) then take an ojek (/ô-jêk/ - motorcycle taxi) to this place (fare: Rp. 15,000)
By taxi: from Jalan Asia Afrika around Rp. 50,000
If you want to walk from "Dago" angkot terminal be ready for about 3 kilometers [1.86 miles] journey
|Remarks||:||a good option to visit if you like nature reserve. It might be a little busy during weekends and public holidays.|