Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park
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In Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
In Batang Palupuh Subdistrict, Agam District there is a conservation area which is focused on cultivating the Rafflesia flora. This area has an area of approximately 3.4 hectares. And is more or less 10 kilometers from the city of Bukittinggi.
The richness of biological natural resources in the form of flora in the conservation area of Batang Palupuh Rafflesia Park is one of the nation’s assets that must be protected and researched so that its benefits can be known both for science and for humanity in a broad sense.
Rafflesia is a unique plant, because it belongs to a perfect parasite that has no true stems, leaves and roots, and one of them is the largest single flower in the world.
Batang Palupuh is a refuge for the giant flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, blooming only once a year in November. A guide can be obtained from the office at the reserve.
Raflesia Park is part of the Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center in Agam district. Although it has many other species, this 3.4 hectare conservation center is focused on conserving the Raflesia flower, which can only be found on Sumatra Island. This flower usually blossoms during wet seasons i.e., from mid to end of year.
Batang Palupuh Raflesia Park is a conservation center for three types of Raflesia flowers; Raflesia Arnoldi, which can be 1,5 meters wide when blossoming, Raflesia Arizentis with a 15 cm diameter when blossoming, and Raflesia Oumor Pupolus Titanum.
Although it is more like a forest, this center is called a park because many Bunga Bangkai grow here. Outside this area, Raflesia flowers also grow in three to four areas.
Raflesia Park offers an opportunity for nature lovers to see live blossoming flowers which can only be found in Indonesia.
These flowers have long roots that can reach as long as 20 meters and grow in other trees. This conservation area is also used as a research and socialization center for young generations.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Batang Palupuh is situated some 10 km north of Bukittinggi. Although it is part of the Agam district, its distance to the capital city of Lubuk Basung is about 80 km.
There are direct flights to Padang from Jakarta, Medan, or Batam.
From Padang, you can take a minibus plying the Padang-Pasaman route. This bus will pass in front of the gate of this tourist attraction.
Batang Palupuah is a large nature conservation area. However, visitors can only see blossoming Raflesia flowers within one to two kilometers. To see the unique flowers, visitors can only trek or walk across the forest. There are muddy paths with giant roots
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Batang Palupuh Nature Reserve Rafflesia Park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.
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