The Jakarta Post
Beautiful blooming celosia in July. (Shutterstock/Traveller70)
Kudus regency in Central Java now has a new tourist destination.
Inaugurated on Sept. 1, a flower park named Taman Sepuluh Ribu Bunga Celosia has been opened in Jati Kulon village in Jati district.
According to Jati Kulom village head Sugeng, residents of Jati Kulon village can enter for free, while other visitors only need to pay a small fee of Rp 10,000 (71 US cents) per person.
"Other than marveling at the celosia flowers, visitors can also purchase crops at the stalls manned by locals," added Sugeng as quoted by tempo.co.
The park's manager Suparmin said the celosia flowers were planted as seedlings in a different area and were then moved to the park after they had grown. The flowers can only survive for around four to five months.
"Hence we need to prepare new seeds to replace the ones that have withered," Suparmin said.
Nurturing the flowers is not difficult, he added. "They will grow well as long as they are watered enough."
Plans are already in store to beautify the park further by adding a walking path and automatic water valves to attract more tourists. (ran/kes)