INDONESIA TRAVEL – Since 2008, Taman Balekambang has been officially opened into the city forest of Surakarta residents. Visiting the complex of more than five hectares, we can enjoy the atmosphere is really different. Twelve hundred-year-old trees become natural shelter for everyone. So no wonder now, almost every day, tens to hundreds of children enliven the atmosphere.
When the holidays arrive, do not ask how busy it is. Small monkeys, deer and goose monkeys are an additional entertainment object for children, as well as the parents and families that accompany it. Train horses, paddle boats and cars that can be climbed four people are available to complement the city tour facilities.
Not only for children, teenagers and adults would be fascinated if you visit it. No less, many brides make a number of angles Taman Balekambang as an attractive spot for pre-wedding photoshoot, so that the invitation card does not seem monotonous and ‘crisp’.
For those who do not want to miss surfing in cyberspace, no need to worry. There is a free Internet connection there, which is provided by the Government of Surakarta. Two towers are installed to transmit the need for an Internet connection for you. Fast-slow is relative, depending on the number of visitors who take advantage of free access.
Balekambang, supposedly derived from a combination of Balé (Balw) and Kambang (floating), refers to the existence of a hall above a small lake in the past. So simple is the Javanese in making the new term, in a very practical way, which is essential for easy pronunciation, and easy to remember. Because the floating hall that lies between large trees nan shady, then refined it into the park.
Balekambang Park was built by KGPAA Mangkunagara VII in 1921. The park was then named Partini Tuin, a name to immortalize his beloved daughter named Partini. Not only to mingle during the day, there also becomes a public space in the real sense. A variety of traditional arts, including dances and often held there, and ketoprak performances held routine every night.
For those of you who want to travel there, it is advisable to bring food / beverage supplies as needed. And please remember, do not like to throw garbage indiscriminately, let Park Balekambang still beautiful and clean, so the park remains sustainable, so it can be a recharge area, so the water is not increasingly rare from the city of Surakarta.
Taman Balekambang, exactly located on the north side of Manahan Stadium, not far from Tirtonadi Bus Terminal, even the Racing Station. Public transport access is not available to get there. From Tirtonadi, you can reach it by rickshaw with a cost of about Rp 10 thousand, or Rp 15 thousand from the Station Racing.