There are few tourist destinations on earth that offer the rich bio diversity you will find in Bali Indonesia. The country is home to a large number of plant and animal species and it is astonishing to find that there are new species being discovered each year. Foreign travellers have long sought after the tour of the Bali Reptile Park. The fascination with reptiles has been dated back to the stories in the Bible and the Garden of Eden where Eve encountered the serpent. This interest is still within most of us and we can indulge in that thirst to know more about this formidable species at the Bali Reptile Park. The premises is close to the Bird Park in Bali. Since both parks are close to each other you can cover both of them within the day. The Reptile Park states that they have the most colourful collection of reptiles in Southeast Asia. The most remarkable creature is the 8m reticulated python. It is one of the largest snakes that have been captured.
Apart from pythons, another popular sight is the collection of Indonesian monitor lizards and Komodo Dragons. The monitor lizards have long necks, powerful tails and claws. The monitor lizards are a fascinating species that lay over 30 eggs in the sand. At the park numerous efforts are made to ensure that the lizards are taken care of during the time of hatching. The Komodo Dragons are even more fascinating as they have been a species that has survived throughout the centuries. The Komodo Dragons grow up to about 10 feet and are some of the most dangerous creatures in the animal planet. The venom lies in their saliva, which is full of harmful bacteria and can kill a person or their prey by contaminating the skin and the blood stream.
The interesting section of the park is the interactive area where guests can pet tame iguanas, water monitors, crocodiles and tortoises. There is also a large collection of venomous snakes. You can have a look at the King Cobra, Vipers and Mambas. The entrance to the park is somewhat pricey in Indonesian standards, it is US $8, but it is definitely worth the money you spend.
The park is open daily from 9am to 6pm and the best place to stay in would be hotel in Nusa Dua. A beach resort in Bali would definitely add to the vacation since you can enjoy time spent outdoors and also explore the attractions. Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali is a good choice for travellers who want to spend their time enjoying the beautiful beach and the amazing cuisine of the country.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.