Location: Jl. Harsono, RT.1 / RW.7, Ragunan, Kec. Ps. Sunday, City of South Jakarta 12550
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Rates: IDR 1,000 per person
Operational: 24 hours
Phone number: 0812 7766 6428
In Indonesia, the orchid flower is one of the favorite plants. This flower can grow very well in tropical countries like our Indonesian archipelago.
Well, for those of you who are flower lovers, the Orchid garden will be very fitting to visit when the holidays arrive.
And this time we will discuss about the tourist attractions of Taman Anggrek Ragunan which is located in the South Jakarta area.
Surely with the existence of this garden for orchid lovers will be a pleasure in itself.
It is indeed very difficult to find flower gardens in a metropolitan city like Jakarta. But it’s not wrong, at Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta you can find a park that has many types of orchids that are so complete.
Not only on display, the flowers here are also bought and sold if someone wants to buy and take them home. Starting from small seeds to large orchids.
A brief History
Since the 1970s this park has been around. First, only a few traders were selling flowers here. But now there are so many and even tens.
The reason Ragunan was used as a flower garden was that at that time it was considered to have the right air for orchids.
But now Jakarta has air that is already mixed with pollution and heat. Therefore, where orchids are currently growing, they have moved to Bogor and Sukabumi.
After the orchid flowers are considered big, they are transferred to Ragunan. This was done based on the experiences of several traders that growth in Ragunan took quite a long time compared to Bogor.
If the orchid is left in Ragunan, it will take approximately 5 months, while in Bogor, with only 2 months, this plant has grown flowers and is beautiful.
There are so many enthusiasts, the traders here are also increasing, causing land expansion.
The land in this park reaches 5 hectares and it is also divided into 42 plots. The rental price for each plot here is around 800 to 1000 m2.
Not infrequently, the interest price offered is also high, considering that the rental place is also large. However, orchid lovers still buy because of its beauty.
Route to Location
The address of this Orchid Garden is on Jalan Harsono Rt.01 RW.07. The route is very easy to find and doesn’t confuse flower lovers.
More precisely, this park is approximately 1 km from the Taman Anggrek Building and 500 meters from the main gate of the Ragunan Zoo.
You only need to walk 5 minutes to get to this orchid garden from Ragunan Zoo.
Even though the wildlife park is actually busy, it is possible that the orchid garden is also flooded with visitors.
For the route itself, if you use public transportation, it’s better to take the busway. So, where have you taken the busway, you have to get off at corridor 6 on the Ragunan – Dukuh Atas route, then transit at the Kuningan Timur stop.
After that you walk and pass the pedestrian bridge that leads to the Kuningan Barat Busway Stop.
Then continue up busway Return to corridor 9 on route Pinang Ranti – Pluit and get off at Central Park. After that, walk a little to the Orchid Garden.
That is if you use public transportation such as busway, if you ride private vehicles such as motorbikes and cars actually it’s easier.
You only need to use the map aid on line via cellphone applications such as Google Map, Waze or Maps Go then it will help you show directions to Taman Anggrek Ragunan.
Price of admission
For the price of admission to the Orchid Garden itself is very cheap. You only spend Rp. 1,000 per person.
That way you can spend time watching various types of orchids here. While the interest rates offered consist of various kinds ranging from IDR 25,000 to IDR 75,000.
Quite cheap, isn’t it, at that price you can have orchids that are very pretty and beautiful.
This park is open daily and 24 hours. So you don’t need to be afraid that this place is closed, but it’s better to come during the light or morning to evening so you can see the orchids clearly.
The facilities at the Ragunan Orchid Park are quite complete, there are places of worship, canteen, clean toilets, meeting rooms and exhibition venues.
There is also a very large parking area provided here, only by paying Rp. 2000 rupiah you can leave the vehicle safely because there are already officers on guard.
Several types of orchids are here, among others Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Naggrek Vanda and of course there are many others.
As well as the colors of the orchids there are also lots of purple, yellow and white neatly arranged.
Before deciding to go here you better see some videos and review many circulating in youtube. So you will get an idea of how beautiful the Orchid Garden in Ragunan is.