Saturday, May 11, 2013

2013 May: Indonesia: Bali: Bali Botanic Garden

Bali Botanic Garden is a place for research, conservation, education and recreation. It provides a place where you can relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings while learning about the use of plants in the daily lives of Balinese people as well as many interesting tropical rainforest plants and birdlife. [http://balibotanicgarden.org/]

We decided to walk around the area, instead of driving along the way.  It may be tiring but I decided to grab the opportunity that I can take photos of the area.

The aisle includes different species of plants and flowers.  Plus, statues of characters from Ramayana.

The Ramayana, is one of the great epics of India and Nepal, consists of 24,000 verses in seven books and 500, and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu Supreme-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the king of Sri Lanka, Ravan. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma. [https://en.wikipedia.org]



Kumbhakarna, brother of Ravana in the Indian Ramayana epic. Despite his monstrous size and great hunger, he was described to be of good character, though he killed and ate many Hindu monks just to show his power. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbhakarna]

There is not much to see on their small Orchid Park.

I appreciate more their Cactus Glass House.

They were obtained from collection in Africa, America, Germany, Switzerland and Indonesia. Most cactus are very thick and succulent (fleshy), some very spiny and others very hairy. [http://balibotanicgarden.org/cacti.php]





Destination: Bali Botanic Garden
Location: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali
Website: http://balibotanicgarden.org
Entrance: 7,000Rp (28Php)
Duration: 1-2 hours
Travel Date: May 5, 2013