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Batuah Agro Tourism

Publish 13-05-2008 16:52:33 by Admin
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A. Brief Information

Batuah agro tourism is a tourism object based on agro business in the district of Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. This garden was officially declared on July 8th 2000 by the then Governor of East Kalimantan. The total area of the garden is 35 hectares, filled by various plants, such as ornamental plants, fruits, medicinal plants, and other scarce plants.

The garden has almost 914 kinds of plants, including vegetables and fruits. Specifically, the number of the fruit plants in this garden is 50 kinds from 75 varieties. Many fruits can be found there such as rambutan (lychee), durian, salak (zalacca), elai and guava. This garden becomes conservation garden and place for germ plasma collection in special horticulture plants.

B. Distinctive Feature

In this garden, the visitors are allowed to eat the fruits freely. But, if the visitors want to take those fruits home, they will be charged, especially for rambutan, about 3,000.00 IDR/kg (February 2008). Besides that, there is a fishing pool open for public. The visitors who want to fish are not charged, but if they wanted to take the fish home, it will be charged about 20,000.00 IDR per kilo (February 2008).

C. Location

Batuah Agro Tourism located in Samarinda-Balikpapan street KM 38, sub-district of Loa Janan, district of Kutai Kartanegara, province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

D. Access

The travel from Samarinda to the location needs approximately 50 minutes; from Balikpapan needs about 75 minutes through Hutan Rakyat Bukit Suharto (National garden) The visitors could use private and public transportation as well, both from Samarinda and Balikpapan.

E. Ticket Price

It is free of charge.

F. Accommodation and other Facility

There is veranda that can be used as a resting place, sholat (Prayer), and other things. The visitors can enjoy other facilities in this area as well, such as jogging track and camping area.

(LA/ter/03-08)

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Credit Photo: www.nipahutgardens.net



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