Indonesian Orchid Park in Pinang Ranti Rural Community, East Jakarta City
What is a recommended place to enjoy a vacation in Jakarta Special Region? Well, many options are available. For example, Indonesian Orchid Park resides in East Jakarta City. All people living in Jakarta should have heard about it. The place stores various species of orchids and becomes a great place for tourists, collectors, and traders. The park was inaugurated in 1993 by Soeharto (the 2nd President of Indonesia), and today it becomes a recommended spot for a recreation. Most of the visitors are orchid lovers, after all. However, it is also suitable for everyone, including families and travelers.
The location is about 1 km from TMII and it is near to At-Tin Mosque. Once tourists reach the location, they can see a wide parking area, decorated with Balinese Frangipani flowers. In fact, the parking lot can accommodate hundreds of vehicles. The thing is visitors should pay the parking fee. Next, there is a hall with the shape of Balinese gate. It also features a fiberglass roof that makes the nuance a bit tropical and hot. Another unique feature is the trash bins, having the shape of a yawning frog.
Exploring Indonesian Orchid Park
According to the history, Indonesian Orchid Park was constructed to respect women’s rights. The idea came from Soeharto’s wife, actually. As if, it represents the beauty of Indonesia. Not to mention it becomes a famous tourist spot in Jakarta. The park displays numerous types of orchids and all of them come in a beautiful appearance and satisfying fragrant. There is a famous one, which is called “Anggrek Bulan”. In fact, it is the signature orchid of Indonesia. The government even included it in the list of National Flowers or Puspa Pesona.
Apart from tourists, visitors come to the park for studying orchids. The fact is a research center resides there. Those who work in laboratory unit keeps developing orchid seeds until reaching the age of 1.5 years old. Later, they might distribute them to kiosks for sale. As for tourists, the park becomes both a marketplace and sightseeing. It is highly recommended to come with more cash, as they would spend it on beautiful orchids and seeds, after all. As for reference, Bromelia is considered the best seller there. Have no worries. The price is definitely affordable.
Once visitors explore all parts of the park, it is time to visit a renowned restaurant called Karimata. The location is near to Indonesian Orchid Park, after all. It is the place to enjoy delicious foods like grilled fish and spicy sauces! That dish indeed represents Indonesian’s culinary, which is spicy and flavorsome. Overall, the restaurant becomes the right option to end the adventure in the park. That means tourists would go home in full stomach!
- Ragunan Orchip Park
- Ragunan Zoo
- Jakarta Catherdal
How to Get There
For those living outside Jakarta, it is better to head to Soekarno-Hatta Airport first. From there, tourists can directly head to Pinang Ranti Rural Community, East Jakarta City. The park is located in TMII Raya Street, after all. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from the airport and the distance is 44.7 km.
Where to Stay
- Fiducia Pondok Gede Hotel
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