As we entered the park, we straightly made our way enjoying the view of roses. And of course, started taking pictures all the way! We were so fascinated with all the fully bloomed colorful roses. Even Ihsan took his chance grabbing the flowers when we didn’t notice 😛 Fortunately throughout the day too Ihsan was really behaving himself and he didn’t made fuss at all except once in a while refused to sit in his stroller. So we had to take turn holding the 8kgs baby. The park is actually consists of several gardens in it. Each garden has it’s own theme like English Garden, German Garden, USA Garden, Italy Garden and so on. Actually the garden aren’t named like that but I can explain them that way somehow. Although with different theme each but all gardens shared the very same flower, Rose! By the way, it’s rose blooming season from mid May to mid June. And again during autumn, mid October to mid November.
Can you spot the building behind us on the right? That’s the sky tower. It’s quite big. So imagine how big the park is and how far we kept walking. Kurus! 😛 Mlm tu tdo punya la nyenyak sbb penat sgt.
The roses were varied in sizes and colors. Some of them smelled nice too! Even if I didn’t sniff the flower but just by walking among them, the smell lingered into my nostril. The roses are planted according to their garden type like in English Garden, the roses there are the type of roses that usually can be found in England while in the Italy Garden, there were roses that usually planted at Italian house fence or wall and so on. The park doesn’t only consists of gardens but there are rose museum, roofed-bridge where visitors can view roses from above, nursery that sells roses, a big lake with fountain, train rides, waterfall, pond, picnic areas, shops, performance stage and open hall and sky tower building where visitor can view the whole wide park from above. But we didn’t got into the sky tower because the queue was long and we thought we preferred enjoying the roses from near.
We just walked around the park from one garden to another. After that we stopped by at a cafe to have an ice cream. I had lavender ice cream while hubby had rose ice cream. Honestly, they tasted like ice cream dashed with perfume 😛 I think I prefer the soft cream with normal flavors I usually have. After refreshing ourselves, we walked again and found a spot to rest. We brought along our picnic mats and sat under the shade. At least Ihsan could free and rest himself after being held so long. We had sandwiches that I packed from home and I nursed Ihsan since he refused to have his solid. Hubby lied on the mat while I just sat and looking after Ihsan. Ihsan was busy looking around and playing with our stuffs. After a while, we continued walking again enjoying roses at other garden before taking a rest at another garden again. By this time we both already felt tired. Both my legs were already aching as like I just had a 5km cross country. Well, the park was very big and we had to walk up and down the hills too. Whatmore that we constantly have the extra kilos to bring along 😛 While resting this time, we had a soft cream each. Hubby had the rose soft cream while I had the ever-yummy green tea soft cream.
Finally we made our way towards the final gardens and taking few more pictures before ending our round of the park. We tried to find the park signature souvenir at the shops area to bring home but there was none so we didn’t buy anything. But instead, hubby managed to enjoy feet dipping at the warm water feet dipping corner for a few minutes. I wished to join hubby but obviously I couldn’t hide my aurat plus I had to look after Ihsan so, never mind the thought. At last we went out from the park at about 3.30pm. In total we spent about 6 hours to complete going around the park! Even that, we didn’t really go to see everything. If not, we might spend a lot more times in there. We straightly headed towards Hard Off then but couldn’t get what we wanted. So finally we just headed home and arrived at about 6.15pm. As an over all, we felt really satisfied with our visit to the Hanafes Kinen Koen 🙂 Thank you Papa for insisting to bring us there *smooch-smooch* :X