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Gunung Halimun Salak National Park

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If nature is your thing, after a visit to the Bogor Botanical Gardens head out of the city for a day trip to Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park with rainforest, plantations and a number of waterfalls featuring idyllic swimming holes to refresh and delight—you may even spot some wildlife.

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The park covers 113,000 hectares, the largest area of rainforest remaining in Java, and boasts more than 700 species of flowering plants including 258 species of orchids. It was once the habitat of Javan rhino and Javan tiger, both sadly no more, but still roaming the forest are Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas), leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis), Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) and Javan langurs (Trachypithecus auratus), jungle dogs (Cuon alpinus javanicus), Sunda skunk (Mydaus javanensis) and the endangered Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) as well as rare birds including the Java hawk-eagle (Nisaetus ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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