Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Candikunning - Bali Botanical Gardens and Tree Top Adventure Park - 2009

The gardens are situated near Candikunning. The turnoff is near the big banana which is in the centre of the main roundabout.

There is plenty of parking. Enrty fee is 7 000 rupiah.

The gardens are basically large areas of mowed grass very suitable for picnics. There are a number of arboretums housing certain species of plants. There are also various ponds and places to sit around the park.

The park is well used by locals on the weekend. We went on a weekday and virtually had the place to ourselves. We went again on the following day, which was a Saturday and the place was crowded with huge family groups of picnickers. It was great sitting around watching and being watched (we were the only westerners where we were sitting). People were friendly.

The big attraction is the Bali Treetop Adventure Park. This is an excellent and safe colour coordinated ropes course. The flying foxes are amazing long. The course is suitable for young children to those who want a challenge. Fee: 230 000 rupiah.

Best Points: treetop park, gardens, locals, relaxing atmosphere, buying picnic food at Candikunning markets (hot corn on cob, strawberries, excellent bakery downhill pass the markets)

Worse Points: make sure you bring your own food and water.

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