Dora Lake (Eco Park) in Cibinong Sub-District, Bogor City
Dora Lake Eco Park of Bogor City gets more popularity these days due to its comfortable nuance and serene atmosphere. It is true that most visitors are the locals, but outsiders also often visit the lake during weekends! So, where is it? The lake resides in Cibinong Sub-District and it is located near to Bogor Local Government Office and Cibinong City Mall. To be exact, it is part of Indonesia Research Institute (LIPI). This explains why some people also call it LIPI Eco Park Lake. Another thing to know is that this Indonesia’s lake becomes a conservation park and becomes a significant additional attraction to Bogor Botanical Garden, which makes it popular as the time goes by.
In terms of nuance, as people may expect, Dora Lake Eco Park looks serene and exotic. One thing, it is not suitable for swimming due to its depth and murky water. Instead, tourists can take advantage of available facilities like a wooden pier, gazebos, etc. The lake is surrounded by green shady trees and grassy landscape as well, creating a soothing nuance to the site. When it comes to history, this eco-park has been there since 2002! What about the name? Well, during the construction, several local kids played around in the area carrying Dora the Explorer doll. Thus, the management gave such cartoon character’s name to their lake.
Exploring Dora Lake Eco Park
The question is what tourists can do in Dora Lake. Well, the most common activity to do is definitely exercising. These people come to the lake either in the morning or afternoon, either for jogging or walking. Like the animation (Dora the Explorer), tourists can explore the lake comfortably during their spare time. In this case, the most recommended time to enjoy sports in the morning when the air is the freshest.
The next thing to do in Dora Lake is to learn the importance of the environment. After all, the local government manages the site as an eco-park instead of a vacation destination. They use the site to watch and research natural ecosystems, which is also accessible for tourists. The management also grows numerous types of rare plants there in order to support their research. These days, though, more visitors take advantage of the site for relaxing and conducting a family recreation. Moreover, the presence of a wooden bridge adds an amazing beauty to the site.
The next allure of Dora Lake is the lotus that grows on it. Not to mention several beautiful fishes live in the lake, adding the amusement of the lake. It would be an interesting place to enjoy a family recreation and eat lunch together either with friends or families. Thus, everyone should carry foods and drinks when visiting the lake later.
- Bang Udin Fishing Pond
- Permata Sentul Golf Court
- Pasirmukti Farm
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, they can take any local transportation service and head to Bogor City right away. Next, they should reach Cibinong Sub-District and reach the lake which is located near to Bogor Local Government Office. The distance is 41.9 km, so this trip may take about 1 hour and 11 minutes. As for the fastest trip, it is recommended to take Jagorawi Freeway.
Where to Stay
- Taman Cibinong Hotel
- Grand Orri Hotel
- Coral Sun Hotel
- Cibi Hotel
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