Botanical Garden in 1959, a large expanse of tropical rainforest in the foothills of Bukit Tapak was set aside by the government as the Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali a botanical garden covering an area of 129.2 hectares. This extensive park is a popular place for weekenders. but during the week it is a haven of peace and solitude. More than 650 tree species have been recorded in the park, and there are 459 different wild and propagated orchids. including some rare ones collected from the nearby forest.