A short 1h angkot ride to Cibodas, and on the way I started to see why the area is favoured by weekending Jakartans -- beautiful highland scenery that I'd somehow missed when staying in the centre of Cianjur town.
Stayed at Ubud Bali Cibodas Guest House, in a rather quiet location by the middle of the hill on the way up to Cibodas itself. Old but friendly place, with lotsa kept animals! Spotted birds, cats, dogs, and even two battering rams!
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Welcome to Cibodas!Spotted at the Bali-Ubud- Cibodas Guesthouse (could the name be any more confusing?) I joked with the caretaker whether they were for eating, and she said they used to be for fighting, but were now retired.
Istana @ CipanasI was not allowed in as I was wearing shorts! FYI for anyone wanting to visit.
Kebun Raya Cibodas Apparently Sir Stamford Raffles had a hand to play in this too. This is the sister and highland version of the Botanic Gardens in Bogor (which I'll be visiting too), and even bigger! It was indeed sprawling, with many local school-children and couples enjoying themselves there.
Melrimba Garden @ PuncakI stumbled upon this luxury villa, complete with rooms, restaurants, and all sorts of facilities including an ATV ride circuit, swimming pool, height confidence course and beautifully-maintained gardens like the one pictured, and greenhouses and ponds. I didn't enquire the price, but it certainly looked WAY out of my budget.