National parks are a choice of recreational spots that are often visited by many people to seek pleasure as a distraction from the density of activities. Routines that are full of busyness and crowds often cause fatigue and boredom.
Recreating in nature seems to be taking a break from fatigue and noise, as well as pollution in cities. We feel more part of our beloved earth because we are one with the wild.
Humans need occasional contact with nature because they can nourish themselves mentally and physically. Treats of views and experiences that pamper all the senses, and make the body more mobile, making the national park a suitable place for those of you who feel tired of the environment and daily activities.
Another advantage of visiting a national park is that it is relatively cheap compared to visiting other cities or countries that require lodging, vehicles, and other recreational spots. Want to know what are the recommendations for beautiful national parks at affordable prices?
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1. Gunung Leuser National Park
Located in the westernmost tip of Indonesia which covers two provinces at once (Aceh and North Sumatra), this national park has an area of 3,208 km2 dominated by tropical rainforests, mountains, and beaches. Entered into a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, making this area a protected area with all its ecosystems and contents. This fact is not surprising either, given the number of endangered rare flora and fauna that make this place a haven.
To be able to have the opportunity to see them and feel the exciting sensation of being in the forest, you only need to pay IDR 25,000 and try to come in April-September, to get the best weather! For complete information please visit http://gunungleuser.or.id.
Address of the hall: Jl. Congratulations No. 137 Kelurahan Siti Rejo III Medan Amplas
Medan, 20219, North Sumatra, Indonesia (+62 (61) 7872919)
2. Ujung Kulon National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park is located in Banten and has the main icon of the One-horned Rhino. In addition, there are coyotes, Surili, Javan gibbons, and much other fauna that you can find if you visit here. Very rare flora, for example, such as Batryohora geniculata and Heritiera percoriacea.
There are also many interesting points in this park, including Peucang Island and Panaitan Island where you can dive and snorkel. On Handeuleum Island, you can go along brackish water by kayak with mangrove forests along its sides. In order to have the opportunity to see the fauna and do exciting activities here, you only need to pay IDR 5,000 on weekdays and IDR 7,500 on holidays. For other general tourism activities outside the entrance fee, it varies from IDR 5,000 to IDR 25,000, very affordable, right? The official website is on the page https://www.ujungkulon.org/.
Address of the hall: Jl. Freedom Pioneer No.51 Labuan District, Pandeglang, Banten, 42264, Indonesia (+ 62-253-801731)
3. Karimunjawa National Park
Now, for this place, we are moving a little away from the mainland because this national park is an area that is dominated by marine nature, guys! Yes, it is true that Karimunjawa National Park in Central Java, to be exact, Jepara! Offering the beautiful turquoise of the sea that spoils the eye, this habitat is inhabited by protected rare fauna such as the Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Coral Reef, and many more. Not only them, the Tong-tong Stork, Wedi-wedi, White Belly Sea Eagle, and other animals can also be found here, you know!
It only takes a little money to get into this area, namely, IDR 5,000 on weekdays and IDR 7,500 on holidays. For other natural tourism activities, you are charged a rate starting from IDR 5,000 to IDR 25,000.
Address of the hall: Jl. Sinar Waluyo Raya No.248, Kedungmundu, Kec. Tembalang, Semarang City, Central Java, 50273, Indonesia (024-76738248)
4. Baluran National Park
As the first national park in Indonesia, this location has become very famous with its distinctive views of the African plains. The animals in this national park are also dominated by savanna characteristics such as deer, leopards, peacocks, bulls, and various types of rare Indonesian monkeys.
In addition, there is one famous spot right at the entrance to this area, namely, the Japanese Cave measuring 12 meters which have been standing since the colonial era and were used as a hiding place and storing ammunition. The entrance ticket to Baluran National Park is still affordable, you need to pay IDR 16,000.00 on weekdays and IDR 18,500.00 on weekends. For the motorbike entrance ticket, it costs IDR 5,000 and IDR 10,000 for cars.
Location address: Forest / Plantation Area, Sumberwaru, Banyuputih, Situbondo, East Java, Indonesia, 68374, Indonesia ((0331) 461650)
5. West Bali National Park
Famous for its many tourist attractions and being one of the favorite islands most visited by tourists, Bali also has natural destinations that are rich in flora and fauna typical of Indonesia. One of the most beautiful natural heritages is in the West Bali National Park, which is located in the westernmost part of Bali Island, to be precise in Buleleng and Jembrana Regencies. This national park includes beaches, mountains, and forests, so the activities that can be done while in this area are very diverse. Because the combination of nature also causes the diversity of fauna in it such as Bali Starling, White Starling, White Head Black Ibis, hedgehog, pangolin, and many more.
It would be really surprised to know how much it costs to have fun here, which is only IDR 2,500.00! This price is of course outside of other tourist activities, for further information please contact the e-mail office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address of the hall: Jl. Raya Denpasar Gilimanuk – Melaya Kab. Jembrana Bali, 82252, Indonesia ((0365) 61060/61173)
So what are you waiting for? Which national park caught your attention the most? Come on, plan your visit carefully as soon as possible so you can see the beauty and feel the thrill of interacting with nature!