Taman Sari Zoo / Kebun Binatang Taman Sari

Taman Sari Zoo is usually a favourite place for local group visits and local school visits. Though this 15-hectare (37 acre) zoo was built in 1930, many people would recommend Taman Safari Indonesia, instead of going to this zoo. Taman Safari (Safari Park), which was built much later in 1980, is located approximately in between Jakarta and Bandung on a mountainous area called Puncak (/poon-tjâk/).

Currently this Bandung zoo has about 1500 animals (of more than 200 species - such as bears, birds, monkeys, tigers, rhinos and so on), a local standard of amusement park, a pond, an elephant riding facility and a small museum (currently closed for renovation).

In 2005 the government did lab research to check whether or not the zoo was affected by bird flu virus. Although the findings were negative, a continuous regular measurement and vaccination has been done since.

Located just across Institut Teknologi Bandung, this zoo might be an alternative destination after visiting ITB.

Location : Jl. Kebun Binatang No. 6
Admission charges : Rp. 13,000 for visitors over 3 years old, group of 30 people or more get a special discount
Telephone : +62 22 2502770
Fax : +62 22 2502150
Admission charges : for visitors over 3 years old: Rp. 15,000 on Monday-Saturday and Rp. 20,000 on Sunday. A group visit with a minimum 30 guests or more will get 20% discount. Matt rental: Rp. 10,000. Boat rental: Rp. 3,000/person. Duck boat: Rp. 5,000/person. Playground ticket: Rp. 2,000/person
Operating hours : daily, 7:30am-5pm
Facilities : toilets (Rp. 1,000/person), restaurants, musholla (the praying room for Muslims), parking area
Nearby facilities : ATMs, hospital, hotel, minimarket
Nearby attractions : Arena Wisata Andong and Horse Riding, ITB, Balubur Shopping Center
How to get there : By angkot: if you take the "Dago" direction, get off at Circle K just before Jalan Dayangsumbi then walk through Jl Dayangsumbi to Jalan Taman Sari (approx 900 meters or 984 yards) or get off at Jalan Ganesha (approx. 900 m or 984 yards passing through Institut Teknologi Bandung). For your reference, take the “Kalapa-Dago” line from Jl. Merdeka will costs you about Rp. 2,000 for 7 minutes journey. If you take the "Caringin" or "Ledeng" direction, you can stop right in front of the main entrance
By taxi: from Jalan Merdeka it costs about Rp. 20,000, from Alun-alun (Jalan Asia Afrika) it costs about Rp. 35,000
Remarks : Bandung Zoo (Taman Sari Zoo) can be busy on weekends, since the ticket price is very affordable to local residents. Hence, trashes can be seen almost everywhere. Cash payment only.

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