Banyuwangi Tourism Objects

Banyuwangi Tourism Objects

Minggu, 18 November 2012

True Friendship from Olla and Michal

I often escorts visitors to ijen crater. two months ago, I escorted a group of tourists who wanted to visit Ijen crater. There were around 12 people. They come from Germany and Poland. At first time, it was like usual. We went to the rangers post of Ijen by three 4xWD cars. Unfortunately, there were only there of them who could speak English. It's little bit problem for me. for it was difficult enough to explain them about Ijen. When we came to Paltuding I explained them about the history of ijen on the ground. Only three people who understood. Ok, we went on to walk up. One of Them, named Michal from Poland. He came here with his pretty wife, Olla. He was little bit shy to asked me. I could guess from his question that "Kukuh one question from me, after I answered, he asked again.. hmmmm... Kukuh One question again. He did not know that I was so happy when he asked a lot of questions to me because our trip would be communicative. so I think he did not have to ask with the beginning of "One question" he he he he.... But it became my new experience Because I think that the way how Michal asked questions are really polite. Then I had talk with Olla, She told me that Michal did not understand Germany, and she could speak it. Then I asked her, how when you and Michal in the bus with Germany speaking guide? Olla smiled then answered "I was a translator of Michal". Then I laughed he he he he... you were multi talent.

Our trip was good enough, because Olla and Michal were quite friendly than others. I had a lot of sharing of experience with them. They were so enjoy and happy. After walking back the mountain we stopped in the coffee plantation and the house of spiders. as you know, in this house there are a lot of big spiders. Michal was impressed of it. But Olla was really struck to see the spiders...

The story goes, when we came to the hotel. We all separated. But The friendly of Olla and Michal showed to me. We took picture together. Ohhh... it was so happy to me. Because They would send the photos to me. I said to them please say hello to your family in Poland. you're really friendly. to be continued....

Finally Michal sent to photos to me. ohhh... it was wonderful picture. I directly saved them in my mobile. I promised them that I would post the photo on my blog. and now we always have communications by e-mail and facebook

See you Olla and Michal, I hope that you will come to Java again later. I will be very happy to wait for you here. see you my  best friends, you will never walk alone...

Best Regard

Selasa, 25 Januari 2011

Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo National Park is Wild life reserve at the Blambangan Peninsula is also known as “Alas Purwo”. Alas means forest or jungle and purwo is the beginning of everything. The width of Alas Purwo is 42 hectares square which is completed by many kind of wild animals, especially the species of banteng (Bos javanicus), deer, pics, andpeacocks. There are many caves in the forest which are blanketed by many kinds of plantations.

The visitors can meet many Javanese Bull here, especially in the dry season where many bulls are wandering outside the park to get into water sources. Some other endangered animals are also pretected here, they are: Cuon alpinus, Muntiacus muntjak, Cervus timorensis, Presbytis cristata, Pavo muticus, Gallus sp., Olive ridely turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata and Chelonia mydas.

Beside its fauna, Alas Purwo also protectect some endangered flora, such as; Terminalia catappa, Calophyllum inophyllum, Sterculia foetida, Baringtonia asiatica and Manikara kauki.

Fauna in TNAP has a high diversity. Some of them are Bull, Deer, Boar, Deer, Leopard, monkey, and monkey ash - ash. Other than that recorded 236 species of birds, 39 types including merupakanburung migrants come from Australia. From the results of the inventory has ever done, ditemuan 20 species of reptiles inhabit this conservation area.

Potential flora and fauna, vegetation and a variety of different formations existing landscape makes the National Park Alas Purwo like "Hidden Paradise", but the function of the conservation area, TNAP is more suitable for ecotourism or at least as a tourist destination is limited nature.

10 main Destinations in Alas Purwo National Park.

It is the entrance. Less than 1km from the entrance, there are "Pura Agung Salaka Giri", as the ceremony performed Pagerwesi Hindus every 210 days. In this temple there is a site in the form of heritage buildings Majapahit Majapahit.


It is a turtle hatchery and natural spring Childcare turtles (hatchlings) located in the coastal region. Located 5 km from Rowobendo. Landing sites and nesting turtles 4 turtles from six species of sea turtles in Indonesia and 7 species in the world, namely: Turtle fission / Grey, Hawksbill, Leatherback Turtle and Green Turtle. Among the four Turtles, Turtles fission / gray are the dominant type of land and laying Ngagelan Beach. Ngagelan is the center of the collection of turtle eggs Cungur Pancur up with a long coastline of about 18.5 km. Located 5 km from the Post Rowobendo. Or 15 minutes by car from the entrance of the National Park Alas Purwo.

It is one of the natural attractions in the National Park Alas Purwo very potential to be developed for marine tourism, supported by the potential of mangrove forests that are still intact and as breeding areas and nesting areas several water bird species (Stork Tong-tong, Pecuk snakes, Sandpipers, king prawns, Pelikan Sandpipers etc.). There are 26 species of mangroves in the area.
Visitors can also enjoy nautical tourism along the Mangrove Forests through the Gulf Segara Anakan. Located 7 km from Ngagelan or 12 miles of ZIP Rowobendo. Can also be reached by car ± 20 minutes.


Cungur forest block is the extreme western part of the region directly adjacent TNAP Grajagan village. Concentration is an area of ​​some migrant bird species originating from the continent of Australia where the winter migrate to Asia in search of food and mating. There are ± 39 water bird species, some of which are migratory birds. Usually there are migratory birds in September-October - late November. Are within 5 km of Post Bedul / 12 miles of beach Ngagelan. ± 15 minutes by car from the post Bedul.


It is equipped with a grazing field of view of the tower (tower). This tower can be seen from the view of animals that are resting or looking for food. Animals - animals, for example bull, deer, peacock, Boar, Rooster Forest and many other bird species.
The best observation time is at 06:00 to 09:00 and 15:00 to 18:00 pm. Visitors can use a four-wheeled vehicle / two-headed parking area is provided so as not to disturb yag wildlife that is in pasture. Sadengan pasture within ± 2 km from Trianggulasri.


It is a white sandy beach with facilities for visitors TNAP the rest house to stay. From the shoreline sunset panorama can be enjoyed in the afternoon. Located about 3 miles from the entrance of TNAP (Rowodendo).

Located south Trianggulasri ± 3 km / 6 miles from the entrance of TNAP (Rowobendo). Named Pancur because there is a river that flows throughout the year to the sea through the beach to form a Shower
It is a steep-walled beach and have sweet-water streams. In this area there is also a camping ground for visitors inginberkemah. Pancur is the entrance to Plengkung by road and for visitors who will be heading to Plengkung provide special transport. Travel using special transport takes ± 45 minutes or walk for 2 hours along the beach.

8.Sunglon Ombo
Sunglon Ombo is an estuary of the river meeting the sea water. Around either side of the estuary is a Python snake habitat. Moreover, it also is a habitat for several species of birds that can do bird watching activities here. Located between the path of Trianggulasri towards Pancur.

9.Goa Istana
It is one of about 40 caves registered. Goa court often allows people to meditation than Padepokan, Mayangkoro, Mangleng and Kucur. Goa - the cave is quite far, but go into area frequented by people because it has a sacred value. Goa Isatana within 2 km of post Pancur. Not far from the Palace Goa springs are known as the Spring Sunset.

10.Pantai Plengkung (G-Land).

Known as "G-Land" or "The Seven Giant Wave Wonder", this beach is known for reaching 4-6 meters waves with wavelengths up to 2 km after another without a break - break up as much as 7 waves.
The state beach Plengkung the tidal limit reach ± 1 km of coastline on the basis of a flat of dead coral coast caused abrasion. On the western coast of Plengkung about 1.2 km from the coast there are fault lines that make up the sea floor trenches. Besides, there are rock walls within ± 600 meters from the shoreline surrounding the southern part of the National Park Alas Purwo.
The existence of trenches and rock walls resulted in the underwater currents and form a wall of coral that forms large waves with heights between 4-6 meters. Large ocean waves with a length of 1-2 km and multi - layered excellent for surfing sport 6-7 waves often seen in Plengkung especially between the months of June-July. The surfer named respectively - each type of waves with the name: Kong, Money Trees, Launching pad, Speedy, Chicken break, Twenty - twenty, and Tiger track. Height and length and wave layer depends whether or not the West to the sea breeze. Surfing activities carried out between the months of March to October.

This beach is ± 9 km from Pancur post. It can also be reached by a special transport ± 45 minutes / can also be reached by walking for ± 2 hours along the beach.

Ijen Crater

Ijen Crater is the biggest crater lake in Java. The sulfur crater lake lies between a natural dams of deeply etched rock. It is 200 meters deep and contains about 36million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in a smelling swirling sulfur cloud. Inside the crater the different color and size of stones are found. Indeed the crater of Ijen is beautiful garden of stone as well.

The view of sulfur miners who climb and go down to the crater is also amazing. A man puts about 90 kg of yellowish sulfur stone in to his basket, before he descends the mountain slope to sell his load, carrying the same basket, going in the same direction, digging the same mineral. It is the natural picture that can be seen everyday.

The principal attraction at Ijen is the large Crater Lake that has much sulfur, which lies hidden between sheer walls of deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. The Ijen crater itself lies at approximately 2,300 meters above sea level. It forms a twin volcano with the now extinct Mount Merapi. The enormous Crater Lake, which is 200 meters deep and covers an area of more than meters, a million square meters, contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming, acid water.

Objects and Nature Travel Attractions in Ijen:

1.Paltuding (± 1850 m altitude)

It is the last post and the vehicle stops climbing preparation. Paltuding is also a limit of two districts, namely Banyuwangi and Bondowoso, where the limit is a path from the Dam Palttding crater. There are facilities and infrastructure for tourism, such as: camping, guesthouse, and canteen.

2.Pondok Bunder / Pondok Pengairan (± 2214 altitude)

Built during the reign of the Dutch East Indies, semicircular or in the Java language, so-called bottage called Bunder Bunder.
Its main function to measure rainfall per year. Moreover, because the air is cool with the natural landscape of the caldera Ijdn Giant Mountains (G. roar, Chain, Suket, flat, Plantation Kalisat, Belawan and Lijen) and bird watching area Bunder make this cottage as one of the preferred destinations of visitors.
Verbal information, the building was built in 1920 as a base camp staff that manages the irrigation dam Ijen. The last time water flowed into the river past the crater Dam in 1976, since it is slowly dwindling water and since 1979 the water reached the bottom of the crater is no longer Dam. In July of September will be able to see one of the charm of a bed of flowers "Edelwis". This area will be passed on the way to the crater lake and within ± 2 km of Postal Paltuding.

3. Ijen Crater Lake

Are ± 3 km from Paltuding and is one of the largest and most beautiful crater in the world in the form of an ellipse with a size of ± 960 x 600 m to the lake water levels ± 2140 m above sea level with a depth of 200 m has a volume of ± 36 million m³ of water and a lake with terasam water in the world with 0.5 ph. This lake can be reached by walking from time Paltuding ± 1.5 hours.

4.Sulfur Kitchen

In the kitchen there are some sulfur pipeline at any time remove sulfur. Prior to solid sulfur, sulfur has three stages, namely from the vapor to liquid (sublimation) and then becomes solid. Sulfur in liquid temperature ± 200 C. Sulfur jitchen is handled by its own officers ± 15 people charged with overseeing the pipe - the pipe is not clogged sulfur to solid sulfur, to prevent fire pipeline.

5.Sulfur Miners

A bearer can carry sulfur sulfur weighing 70-110 kg. This phenomenon is due to the attractions that amaze rough terrain while carrying heavy loads it with jail ± 3 k, 5 miles is something extraordinary. Usually they carry sulfur twice a day and sometimes they spend the night in the lodge or in paltuding. sulfur miners can be seen throughout the course of the crater to the lake Paltuding.

6. Damp (± 2145 m altitude)

Serves to keep the water in the crater of Ijen to avoid overflow. Dam was built in conjunction with the cabin Bunder. At the Dam water tunnel propagated 4 which serves to keep the water in the crater so as not to overflow and when the water level reaches the dam, the river flows to Banyuapit, so it does not harm the area below it.
To this building from the slopes of the crater. Approximately 100 meters there is a staircase with a number of steps 210 steps. The left is limited by a high stone wall with ± 50 meters.

7. Gypsum
Located 50 meters from the Dam. Gypsum in the crater formed by nature, so that this phenomenon many researchers invite for research in this area. Containing sulfuric acid is quite high and rising.
Calcium compounds in the crater into the water to react with aluminum ions and sulfate ions to form crystals that have a large - large and the filtrate direaksi with powdered limestone to form gypsum. So Ijen Crater water is one of the natural resources sulfatnya enormous potential.