The Best Place to visit in Banyuwangi

The best place to visit in Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi is the easternmost district of Java Island which is very close to the island of Bali and is now starting to attract tourists both from domestic and abroad. The area surrounded by mountains and sea makes Banyuwangi has a list of many tourist objects where the tour is for trekking, hiking, and relaxing. But in this article we will discuss tourist attractions that are well known to many people, namely:

  1. Ijen
  2. Meru betiri national park
  3. Alas purwo national park

First we discuss about ijen, ijen is a volcano that has a crater and is still active until now, the crater itself is green and contains acid  ijen crater not only about the crater but there are other phenomena that make this attraction phenomenal namely blue fire and sulfur miners . Blue fire is the most sought after by people because they want to witness this natural wonder, besides that tourists can see sulfur mining workers who still use traditional equipment to mine then they put sulfur in the miner’s basket can carry 70-80 kg of sulfur on their shoulder.

How to get to Ijen:

  1. Ijen from bali

Go to the link after that take the bus to Gilimanuk (4 hours drive) after arriving at the port of Gilimanuk buy a ticket then cross by ferry for one hour

After arriving in ketapang you can take a taxi to your hotel. After that you decide to take a tour or do your own journey

  1. Ijen from Surabaya

From Surabaya, you can take the train to Banyuwangi. The trip will take 7 hours. After that, you decide to take a tour or go on your own.

  1. Ijen from Malang

From Malang you can take the train to Banyuwangi, which takes 7 hours. After that, you decide to take a tour or go on your own.

  1. Ijen from Yogyakarta

From Yogyakarta take the sritanjung train to Banyuwangi which takes 13 hours after which you decide to take a tour or take a trip alone.

For most accommodations are in Banyuwangi there are homestays and hotels with varying prices.

Second is Meru Betiri National park. The national park is located in South Banyuwangi and is famous for the conservation of sea turtles, where there are certain turtles laying eggs every night but it all depends on the season. In Sukamade there is an egg shelter which is used to hold turtle eggs to avoid predators. Access to Sukamade is very difficult where we have to cross several rivers due to lack of adequate infrastructure as well as unpaved roads. For accommodation there are two, namely in the guesthouse garden and beach mess but the accommodation is very simple amenities.

How to get to Sukamade

For the time being the best way to go to Sukamade is to rent transportation from Banyuwangi, because if you want to take public transportation it’s very difficult.

The third base purwo located in Tegaldlimo and Purwoharjo sub-districts. alas purwo is very quiet not too many tourists and many places to visit like

  1. Ngagelan

In the ngagelan we can see turtle conservation in addition to the sukamade and can release it on the beach, there are four turtles that are used to laying on this beach, namely gray turtles, green turtles, leatherback and leatherback turtles.

  1. Cave

There are several caves on the base of the purwo but what is famous is the cave in the palace many people meditated in the cave to get enlightenment.

  1. Sadengan

Sadengan is a savanna with an area of ​​80 hectares and a place to eat fauna in Alas Purwo.

so above is several place that you have to visit in Banyuwangi

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