Batuah Agro Tourism, East Kalimantan

Batuah Agro Tourism (BAT) object is based on agro business. It is located in the sub-district of Loa Janan, district of Kutai Kartanegara, province of East Kalimantan, and it was officially declared in July 2000 by the governor of East Kalimantan. The total area of BAT object is 35 hectares, filled by various plants, for example ornamental plants, fruits, medicinal plants, and other rare plants.

Batuah Agro Tourism, Kalimantan
Batuah Agro Tourism, Kalimantan (Source : batuahdesawisatabuah.blogspot.co.id)

To enter BAT area, you do not need to pay any fees. BAT garden has about 914 kinds of plants that include fruits and vegetables. Specifically, the number of the fruit plants in this garden is 50 kinds from 75 varieties.

Many fruits can be found there, such as durians, lychees, zalaccas, elais, and guavas. This BAT garden has become a conservation garden and a place for germ plasma collection in special horticultural plants. You may eat the fruits in the garden for free, but you have to buy the lychees if you want to take them home with you. The lychees cost Rp 4,000 per kg.

Batuah Agro Tourism, Kutai Kartanegara
Batuah Agro Tourism, Kutai Kartanegara (Source : batuahdesawisatabuah.blogspot.co.id)

You can enjoy some facilities in the area, such as a jogging track, a camping area, and a fishing pond. Fishing is free of charge, but taking the fish home costs you around Rp 30,000 per kg. Also, there is a verandah available to be used as a resting place and a prayer place.

To get to BAT from Samarinda (the capital city of East Kalimantan), it takes about 50 minutes. And the travel from Balikpapan (a city next to Samarinda) to BAT takes about 75 minutes by car or public transport.

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