As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, a number of tourist destinations in Bogor regency, West Java, are welcoming visitors under strict health protocols.
Below are five locations that are now open to the public.
Taman Safari Indonesia
Located in Cisarua district, Taman Safari Indonesia resumed operations on June 15. Visitors are required to book tickets on its website, prepare to show their ID card or passport and specify their visit time. They also need to submit a vehicle identification number if they plan to drive there.
Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the animal theme park features several attractions, including Safari Journey, Panda Palace, 24 amusement rides, Baby Zoo, Bird Aviary, Komodo Dragon Island, Reptile Tunnel and Primate Center.
Ticket prices for domestic visitors start from Rp 185,000 (US$12.66) per adult and Rp 160,000 per child on weekdays, and Rp 220,000 per adult and Rp 200,000 per child on the weekend. Ticket prices for foreign visitors start from Rp 400,000.
Bogor Botanical Gardens
Managed by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Bogor Botanical Gardens is home to various species of flora, including orchids and cactus.
Ticket prices for domestic and foreign visitors are Rp 15,000 and Rp 25,000, respectively. Bundled tickets are available, with prices ranging from Rp 25,000 to Rp 35,000.
Cars are prohibited from entering the park on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The garden also features the Lady Raffles Monument located near the main entrance. It was built by East Indies lieutenant-governor Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles for his wife, Olivia Mariamne Devenish, who passed away in 1814.
Taman Wisata Matahari
Families and companies often visit Taman Wisata Matahari for gatherings or team building activities. It is equipped with eight fields for outdoor activities, saung (huts) and four halls. Its attractions include paddle boats, a waterpark, trampoline area, all-terrain vehicle rides and a vegetable farm.
Tickets can be booked online.
Devoyage Bogor is a one-stop place for fun activities and taking selfies with a mini-Europe miniature theme park in the background. Among its popular attractions is a canoe ride exploring various landmarks of European countries.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, tickets can be booked online, with prices starting from Rp 30,000 per person on weekdays and Rp 40,000 per person on weekends or public holidays.
Educational agro-tourism site Kuntum Farmfield offers a chance to learn about nature, animals and organic farming. Here, children can ride horses and interact with animals while adults can learn about farming and buy numerous species of plants.
Kuntum Farmfield is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with ticket prices starting from Rp 50,000 on weekdays and Rp 60,000 on weekends and public holidays. Tickets are available for purchase online via Traveloka. (wir/wng)
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