rounded by the rivers Tjisedane and the Tjili-woeng. It is a healthy spot and its climate is mild; the average temperature in September, the hottest month being 77,A9 Fahr and that in February the coldest month 76,A 1
The soil is fertile and ra;n is abundant, the rainfall being 168^ inches a year. The population is about 34.000 of which 24000 are Europeans and 4.000 Chinese.
General Description of the City. The city of Buitenzorg (,.Sans Soucia). was founded by Governor-General G. W. van Imhoff in 1745
and has ever since been the seat of the Government and residence of the Governor-General.
The Department of Agriculture is established here. This city is best known through its famous Botanical Garden.
Objects of interest are th3 Protestant Church and the Club house in the main street; the barracks, the market, and the lunatic asylum near the Roode Brug (Red bridge). But of all these the Botanical Gardens are of the most interest.
The gardens adjoin the residence of the Go-vernor-General and occupy the entire southern part of the city. On the western side they are
bounded by the Groote postweg, (Main road) on the E. by the rocky bank of the Tjiliwoeng. At the southern end is its main entrance facing the market (passer) noted for the many varieties of tropical fruits which are always found there.
On the main road (Groore postweg) are the Herbarium, the Library of the Department of Agriculture, the Botanical Museum, the technical and mineralogical musea. The Zoological Museum, found near the main entrance although small is noted for its excellent collection cf reptiles, insects and animals and well wonh a visit.
The Experimental Garden of the Botanical Garden. Is devoted mainly to the study of plants in different conditions. It is situated at Tjikeu-meuh in the N. Suburb of the city. The mountain garden of the Botanical Garden is found at the foot of Mt Gedeh, S. of the City. It is called Tjibodas, mountain garden. Adjoining this is a forest some 400 acres large. It has never been touched by the axe and still retains all its primeval aspects.
Excursions to be made:
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