2020-06-22

Kebun Teh Gunung Mas

Gunung Mas Agrotourism is a tea plantation in the Puncak area that promises a natural atmosphere of the mountains. The expanse of green tea plantations can make visitors fascinated. You can see views of Mount Salak and Mount Gede from the Gunung Mas plantation.

This tourism object is managed by PTPN VIII, a government company engaged in the field of agro-industry. Gunung Mas tea plantations, the largest in the Puncak area, have an area of ​​500 hectares. As the only tea plantation that is open to the public, Gunung Mas is a unique natural tourist attraction and must be visited. Gunung Mas is at an altitude of 800-1,200 meters above sea level. With cool temperatures, 12-22 degrees Celsius, many Jakarta residents want to enjoy tourist attractions located in Puncak, Bogor.

History

The tea plantation area managed by PT Perkebunan Nasional VIII originates from a tea plantation company owned by the Dutch Government. After Indonesian independence, assets from plantation companies were handed over to the Indonesian Government. Many foreign tourists, especially from the Netherlands, visit Gunung Mas because they want to learn their family history. Their grandparents had lived and worked on this plantation.

Tea plantations in the Puncak area began to appear since the 1800s. Under the management of the Dutch, labor came from outside the area. They are employed to prepare land and plant tea trees in the Puncak area. Settlements and neighborhood roads have begun to appear around the tea plantation area. There have been social changes in the community in the Puncak area since the existence of the tea garden. The villas began to be built because of the cool air and panoramic beauty in the Puncak area. At present, Puncak is progressing further. Tea plantations which were originally the center of activity in the Puncak area, now only become one of the many choices of tourist attractions in the region.

Several restructuring of plantation management occurred between 1957 and 1990s. In 1996, PT Perkebunan Nusantara XI, XII, and XIII were merged into PT Perkebunan Nusantara VIII (Persero). PTPN VIII was restructured again in 2020 to improve company efficiency and performance.

Activities

Here are some activities that can be done at Gunung Mas Agro Tourism while on vacation:

Location

Gunung Mas agrotourism is located in the Puncak Bogor area, namely on Jalan Raya Puncak KM 87, South Tugu, Cisarua, Bogor, West Java. From Jakarta, you can go there via Jagorawi Toll Road and exit through the Ciawi Toll gate. This location is also close to Cisarua Safari Park, which can be used as an alternative tourist spot with the family. Gunung Mas can be visited from 08.00 to 18.00.

Entrance ticket prices at Gunung Mas are very cheap and affordable, starting at Rp. 15,000 per person. Use of other facilities incurs additional fees. For more information, visit the PTPN VIII website at http://www.pn8.co.id or call (0251) 8252501.