The Crocodile Park in Tanjung Pasir, Banten Province
Tangerang City belongs to Banten Province. It also offers many unique vacation destinations for tourists. For example, there is the Crocodile Park in Tanjung Pasir. As the name suggests, it is a natural conservation for wild crocodiles. The location is in Teluk Naga District. Not to mention it is reachable due to the strategic location. This park has been there since 2002 and it has become an option for those who want to spend a unique holiday. At least, there are hundreds of crocodiles living there. Near to this location, you can find local vendors. They sell beautiful products made of crocodile’s skin.
It is a no brainer. The most interesting attraction is the crocodiles. The keepers manage these animals either for the skins or meats. Somehow, these wild creatures become an interesting object to witness. The park features the most noticeable feature. It is the crocodile statue. The statue is big and it has the shape of a dotted crocodile opening his mouth. His teeth look scary and dangerous, as well. The statue becomes the symbol of the park, which means you have reached the location after spotting it.
Exploring the Crocodile Park
In terms of popularity, Tanjung Pasir Crocodile Park is similar to Bekasi’s Crocodile Park. It becomes both a recreational spot and conservation area. As mentioned before, the location is quite strategic. It is situated in Tanjung Pasir Street 29. The park belongs to Teluk Naga District. When it comes to the nuance, the park is shady and comfortable. That means visitors may feel comfortable even though coming to the park at noon. There is no need to be afraid of the heat of the sun.
What types of crocodiles are they? Most of them are land crocs. At the first time, there were only 39 of them. Today, it has reached up to 500. What about the age? It varies. Some of them are more than 70 years old, actually. In terms of size, there are both small and big crocodiles. According to the locals, the most popular ones are Sumatran Crocs. They have attracted lots of visitors over time. Thanks to the management as they work hard to retain this conservation.
The best thing to do is sightseeing. Tourists are allowed to witness the crocodiles from afar. If you come at the right time, you may see interesting attractions. The keepers give some foods to the crocodiles Somehow, it is quite thrilling. Only brave and trained people are allowed to reach those animals closely. At the end of your visit, it is time to buy some souvenirs. The price is expensive, though. It is because those items are made of the real skin of crocodiles.
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How to Get There
From Jakarta, the trip costs 1-2 hours. Your prime destination is Teluk Naga District in Banten Province. The distance is about 45 km. As the fastest trip, you must take Jakarta Inner Ring Road. Once you reach Teluk Naga, you only need to focus on the crocodile statue. It indicates how near your last destination is.
Where to Stay
- Ibis Budget
- Jakarta Airport Hotel