Location: Jalan Otto Iskandardinata No. 13, Paledang, Bogor Tengah, West Java 16136
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HTM: Rp. 9,500 per person
Open and close: 08.00-17.00
Telephone: 0251 8311362
Price of admission
Mexican Garden is part of the Bogor Botanical Gardens. The price of admission to the botanical garden is Rp.9,500 / person.
If you want to take a walk in the botanical garden by bus, you can pay a ticket for Rp. 10,000.
However, it is more comfortable to explore the botanical gardens on foot, the air is cooler and fresher. Especially in the morning or late afternoon.
Different From Usually
Tired of just plain tourist attractions. Want to have a different experience than usual, vacationing in the desert is definitely more exciting.
Yes, desert, no need to go all the way overseas. In Indonesia there is a desert which is located in the middle of the city.
Mexico Park in the Bogor Botanical Gardens is a desert in the center of the city. It is called that, because it contains only desert plants, without any shady trees.
So, the concept is that part of the garden is left open and covered in gravel and rocks typical of the desert.
According to the manager, namely LIPI, the park which was left ‘barren’ was to provide natural habitat for various types of succulent plants.
What does a succulent look like? Based on the explanation on Wikipedia which has been edited by experts, succulent plants are types of plants that can withstand drought conditions.
The original habitat of this type of plant is indeed in dry and arid areas. Because the succulents have water reserves in their stems, to survive.
Origin of the name
Why is it called a Mexican garden when it is located in the Bogor Botanical Gardens. Meanwhile, Bogor Botanical Gardens itself is a nature reserve managed by the Indonesian government.
When viewed from a geographical point of view, Mexico is not much different from Indonesia. It has mountain ranges and active volcanoes.
In addition, there are only two seasons, the same as Indonesia, namely hot and rainy.
Similar to Indonesia, Mexico also has a desert. Well, this desert in Mexico turns out to have biodiversity.
This is where LIPI is likely to manage the Bogor botanical gardens, interested in collecting Mexican natural collections, especially its desert plants.
Therefore, LIPI has specially designed the original habitat which is made as closely as possible to the desert conditions in its home country.
Several types of desert plants in Mexico are in this garden, for example yucca, agave, cactus, and others.
It has been mentioned earlier that the geographic conditions of the two countries are almost similar. However, make no mistake, both Mexico and Indonesia actually have natural attractions that are both beautiful and very fitting spot photo selfie.
In Mexico, there is a historical city called San Luis Potosi or more commonly known as SLP, so named because the area was formerly a gold and silver mining area.
Now the city of SLP has developed into an industrial city, but in this city the old and historic buildings are still well preserved, as if they don’t want to forget history.
If in Indonesia it is probably almost the same as the city of Yogyakarta or Semarang, where the buildings that bear witness to the history of the struggle of the Indonesian nation are still well preserved.
Another similarity is that they both have a very interesting variety of tourist objects. He cried again, some of them are the same kind as spot underwater sculpture.
Countries that have just entered the competition Gold Cup against Jamaica it has an underwater sculpture tourist destination in the Punta Marine Park Cancun.
The statues that are made and placed on the seabed are not only made for tourist purposes, but also function as artificial coral reefs.
A sculptor from England Jason de Caires Taylor presents 400 sculptures on the seabed for the project it names as The Silent Evolution.
Because it also functions as an artificial coral reef, of course the ecosystem and the preservation of marine habitats will be preserved and able to prevent damage to natural coral reefs in this marine park.
Indonesia also has a similar tourist attraction, a display of underwater sculptures in the Pemuteran waters, West Bali.
This tourist spot is generally for the purpose snorkeling and dive. When diving, you will find as many as 33 statues of gods. Among them are statues of Lord Vishnu, Dewi Sri, and others in God’s Garden.
Apart from underwater sculptures, there are also coral reefs biorock, a marine tourism place in Pemuteran which won an award from UNESCO in 2012 at Rio De Janeiro as the largest category of coral reef builders in the world.
Because of the busy tourist visits diving or snorkeling in Pemuteran, it has improved the economy for local residents.
Coupled with the increasing number of hotel developments to increase good quality accommodation during a vacation in Pemuteran.
So, those are some of the similarities between Mexico and Indonesia in terms of tourist destinations.
Indeed, it seems very interesting for us Indonesians to be able to vacation abroad.
However, if in our own country everything is available and we just have to enjoy it, why not explore in our beautiful country.
Moreover, it is more complete in terms of tourist destinations, accommodation, facilities provided. The price offered also has a certain range, depending on budget we.
With budget minimalism, but the results of a luxurious vacation can also make you happy andrefresh brain fatigue.
The park, which is located on otto iskandardinata street number thirteen, Paledang area, Central Bogor, West Java, is very easy to reach.
In the Bogor Botanical Gardens area, this desert park is located on the south side. Closer to the main gate which is in front of Simpang Surya Kencana, which is the meeting point for three roads, Otista, Juanda and Surya Kencana.
When entering Mexico Park, you will find three cactus statues that resemble humans playing music.
This statue wears a sombrero and the other is a woman. As mentioned earlier, the Mexican desert feel is really brought out here.
While in the Bogor Botanical Gardens, you can also visit other parks such as the medicinal garden.
Various kinds of research on medicinal plants, using the plants that are here. Each plant has a name on each board.
You will find a variety of medicinal plants such as the crown of the gods, alamanda, jeruju gunung and others.
This medicinal garden is almost similar to the garden in the Purwodadi Botanical Garden which also collects various medicinal plants.
According to the Head of the Plant Conservation Center for LIPI botanical gardens, in this area there are 21 percent of rare plants in Indonesia and in the world that are useful for medicinal and food ingredients.
Another park that is no less exciting to visit is a park Araceae otherwise known as the taro plant.
The types that can be seen here are Aglaonema, Colocasi, Alocasia and others.
This unique park was created to introduce the richness of the taro flora and of course provide education to visitors.
Somewhat bored with the thematic gardens in the botanical gardens, visitors can go to Taman Soedjana Kassan.
Like a garden, you will find a wide lawn decorated with a fountain in the middle of the garden.
Above the grass, there are colorful plants of various types that form the Garuda Pancasila Bird pattern. This park is adjacent to the Sempur Bogor Field.
Not much different from Soedjana Kassan park, garden Teisjmann or also called a rose garden.
Originally created by Johannes Elias Teisjmann to collect rose plants. The roses are arranged symmetrically to form a garden pattern in Europe.
Only the beauty of roses and special designs are presented in this garden. So don’t miss out on selfie here yes!
Next is the water park. As an icon of the Bogor botanical garden, of course this park is at the main gate of the botanical garden.
There are various kinds of lotus plants and also lake animals that adorn them spot the water.
Those are some of the parks that can be visited at the Bogor Botanical Gardens, not forgetting the uniqueness that is presented specifically in Taman Mexico.
Unfortunately the botanical garden area is only open until evening, which is only until five o’clock.
Having come a long way from out of town and want to spend the night with a tour around Bogor, you can visit several city parks.
Among them are even the newest ones made in 2016, such as Heulang Park. There are also other thematic parks such as the graffiti garden, the crossing, Kencana Babakan Bogor, which can be your choice during your vacation in the city of Rain.
Bogor does have a city charm and educational facilities as a tourist attraction that is no less interesting and exciting.
The tourist destinations also vary, such as the neighboring city, Bandung. So don’t miss a vacation in the rainy city Guys!