House of the Hobbit in Cisarua Sub-District, Bogor City
When people hear about the house of the Hobbit, they may recall a famous movie called the Lord of the Rings. Well, in Indonesia, tourists can visit a tourist site that offers a similar structure and nuance to such house! The location is in Tugu Selatan Village and it belongs to Cisarua Sub-District, Bogor City. Also, it is the part of Puncak Tourist Site. The official name of this site is the Pinewood Lodge and Organic Farm, actually. Moreover, it has become a recommended natural recreation area for everyone to visit during holidays.
The fact is that the Pinewood Lodge & Organic Farm connects to the yard of Cisarua Safari Field. No wonder, it has an excellent accessibility so everyone can get to the site easily. Once arriving at this Indonesia’s site, tourists may see Bilbo Baggins’ house right away (which looks like the same to the movie). The good thing is that the location is surrounded by a forest and various types of plants, which makes it more comfortable to explore. Not only the hobbit house looks similar on the outside, but it also features similar characteristics on the inside!
Exploring House of the Hobbit
The fact is the House of the Hobbit is part of a hotel called Pinewood Lodge. That doesn’t mean only the guests of the hotel are able to explore this feature, as common tourists can visit it too. The only requirement is to pay the entry fee, which is considered quite affordable. In other words, everyone is allowed to explore the park without staying at the hotel. The real question is what they can do there.
Well, the most common activity to do in the House of the Hobbit is none other than photography. Usually, tourists may stand in front of the house and take selfies there. After all, the house becomes a background to take pictures. After collecting some good photos, tourists can explore the site thoroughly and meet other visitors. For those who want to spend more than a day on this park should consider renting a room at the hotel, though.
What is next? After getting around the park, it is time to eat delicious foods at the restaurant (which is also the part of the hotel). One thing, the prices are considered more expensive than local eateries. As an alternative, tourists can carry snacks or foods from home and eat them together with families during the visit. They only need to take care of the trash later.
- Taman Safari
- Tea Museum
- Jaksa Waterfall
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City (the capital of Indonesia), a trip to the House of the Hobbit takes about 1 hour and 27 minutes as the distance is 73.2 km. People only need to get to Bogor City first. Next, they should head to Cisarua Sub-District and visit Tugu Selatan Village of Puncak. For a faster trip, it is recommended to take Jagorawi Freeway.
Where to Stay
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- EFF Villa
- Aman Adem Villa
- Caravan Hotel
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