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Banyuwangi Regency is a regency in East Java province, Indonesia. Its capital is the city of Banyuwangi. This district is located on the easternmost tip of the island of Java, in the area of horse hooves, and Situbondo regency in the north, the Strait of Bali in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south and Jember and the regency in the west. Banyuwangi district is the largest district in East Java as well be the largest in the island of Java, with a total area reaching 5782.50 km2, or larger than the island of Bali (5636.66 km2). On the coast of Banyuwangi, there is Ketapang Harbor, which is the main nexus between Java and Bali (Gilimanuk).


Banyuwangi holds several titles, including:

The Sunrise of Java 
The Sunrise of Java nickname girded Banyuwangi not because the area exposed to the sun first rises in the island of Java.

Earth Blambangan
The history of Banyuwangi is inseparable from the history of the kingdom Blambangan, because Blambangan is the forerunner of Banyuwangi. Blambangan is the kingdom during the Majapahit kingdom longer even two centuries old. Blambangan is the most persistent kingdom survive the attack and VOC and Mataram kingdom Blambanganlah most recently conquered the Dutch colonists in Java.

Osing city
One of the unique Banyuwangi is a multicultural population, formed by 3 elements of society that Mataraman Java, Madura, and Osing. Osing is a native tribe Banyuwangi. As a descendant of the royal Blambangan, Osing tribes have the customs, culture and language are different from those of Java and Madura.

Witchcraft city
Nickname Banyuwangi city famous witchcraft since the heartbreaking when 100 people were killed mysteriously accused had knowledge of witchcraft. These events are widely recognised by the public as the "Tragedy of Witchcraft," 1998.

Gandrung city
Banyuwangi Regency Dance gandrung famous mascot of this district.

Bull city
Banyuwangi Regency town bull nicknamed precisely because in Banyuwangi Alas Purwo National Park there are many Javanese bulls.

Bananas city
Since the first of Banyuwangi district is well known as the largest banana producer, even every yard of the home there is always a banana tree.

Festival City
Starting from the successful implementation of cultural activities Banyuwangi Ethno first Carnival in 2011 and then in subsequent years seemed unstoppable enthusiasm and excitement of Banyuwangi to raise the potential and culture of the region through a series of activities packed in Banyuwangi Festival header. So since 2012 Carnival events ordained Ethno Banyuwangi become an annual event in conjunction with other activities, whether they are art, culture, fashion, travel and sports.

Tourism Potential in Banyuwangi


Banyuwangi has many tourist attractions such as
1. crater
2. Boom Beach
3. Plengkung Beach
4. Rajegwesi Beach
5. Red Island
6. Watu Dodol
7. Green Bay
8. Lampon Beach
9. Beach Blimbingsari
10. Wedi Ireng Beach
11. Sukomade Beach
12. Bayu Swamp
13. Sidodadi Reservoir
14. Bajulmati Reservoir
15. Tabuhan Island
16. Floating House Bangsring
17. Lider
18. Wonorejo (Tirto Kemanten) waterfall
19. Jagir waterfall
20. Antogan Waterfall
21. Selendangarum Waterfall
22. Osing Tourism
23. Kali Badeng Rafting turism
24. Blambangan Park
25. Sritanjung Park
26. Tirtawangi Park
27. Alam Indah Lestari
28. Alas Purwo National Park
29. Betiri Meru National Park
30. Savanna Sadengan
31. Jawatan Park
32. Inggrisan Hostel Historical tours

Mount Ijen
Mount Ijen is an active volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia. This mountain has an altitude of 2,443 meters above sea level and located adjacent to Mount Merapi. Ijen volcano last erupted in 1999. One of the most famous natural phenomenon of Mount Ijen crater is located at the top. To climb this mountain to be departing from Banyuwangi or from Bondowoso.

Climbing route


To reach the crater of Mount Ijen of Banyuwangi, could use the economic train with destination Banyuwangi Station and down in Karangasem then ride motorcycles with the purpose of sub-district and village Banyusari. From Banyusari, proceed to Paltuding aboard trucks sulphur or use the bus and get off in Banyuwangi city then ride motorcycles directly to Paltuding or to the village of Banyusari can but with a bus fare incurred would be more expensive. The main gate to the Travel Park Reserve is located in Paltuding crater, which is also a Pos PHPA (Forest Protection and Nature Conservation).

Alternative routes are Bondowoso - Wonosari - Tapen - Sempol - Paltuding. Other facilities that can be enjoyed by visitors include cottage and stalls that sell the purposes of the climb to witness the beauty of Ijen crater. From Paltuding walk a distance of about 3 km. Tracks early 1.5km quite heavy for uphill. Most of the lines are with a slope of 25-35 degrees. Besides uphill, too sandy soil structure so that adds to the growing weight of footsteps because they have to withstand the weight that does not degenerate back. After resting in the Post Bunder (heading is unique because it has the shape of a circle), relatively mildly sloping next track, besides traveler/ climber treated to views of the mountain range are very beautiful. To get down to the crater must traverse the rocky terrain as far as 250 meters with steep conditions.

What do the travelers get from Ijen Crater?


Kawah Ijen is an acidic crater lake located in the high peaks of Mount Ijen at 2,443 meters above sea level with a depth of 200 meters and wide lake crater reached 5,466 hectares. Ijen crater lake known as a highly acidic water lake in the world. Ijen crater is located in the region Travel Park Reserve Ijen Bondowoso and Banyuwangi, East Java.

  1. Every morning at around 02:00 to 04:00, around the crater can be found the phenomenon of blue fire or blue flame, which is the uniqueness of this place because this natural scenery only in two places in the world, Iceland and Ijen. The term blue flame (blue fire) is not an actual fire. It is a natural phenomenon, namely sulphur gases coming out of the ground to meet with oxygen. This phenomenon is caused by the burning of sulphur gases in contact with air at temperatures above 360 degrees Celsius, which makes it look like a blue flame. Many foreign tourists (tourists) visit to the crater which has a depth of 200 meters and the area is 5466 hectares. However, every tourist visiting this crater must know the true risks behind the charm "blue fire", to be always vigilant. There were smoke and the smell of sulphur that is harmful if inhalation of excessive, even though I wear a mask.
  2. From the crater, we can see another mountain scenery in the complex of Ijen Mountains, among which is the peak of Mount Merapi, which is located in the east of the crater, Mount roar, Mount Suket, Mountain Chain, and so on. The charm of the blue flame crater has worldwide.
  3. Charm Ijen area is also not just the blue fire. Seeing the sulphur miners in this crater, it could be its own dazzling spectacle. They work with makeshift tools and wear conventional manner. Guts spectacle that can measure yourself. The miners down to the bottom of the crater and collect chunks of sulphur. Chunks of it then they bear to the shelter on a mountain top. All of the sulphur mining activities carried out using hand and human power alone. Many tourists chuckle saw the courage and strength of muscle the miners.
  4. The moment of sunrise on the summit of Mount Ijen also could be a charm. The panorama that lay in plain sight as the sun showed himself, into the next charm. From the top of this mountain, visitors can see far across the land, even to see the peak of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta, which is on the east crater. Other mountains as well as poking through the clouds, like the roar of the mountain peak, Mount Suket, and Mount Rante, all around Mount Ijen.


Routes and travel path to the location of Mount Ijen Banyuwangi travel can be passed from the eastern path (Bali - Banyuwangi) and western paths (Surabaya / Malang). The access to the location and Ijen crater sights of Surabaya, Malang as well as visitors coming Banyuwangi. The visitors of the western path could use lanes and routes to the crater of Mount Ijen follows:
  1. Surabaya / Malang then headed Bondowoso area with mileage sekitar191 Km. Arriving in Bondowoso forwarded to the village Sempol distance of approximately 165 Km. If you've arrived at the village and then to the village Sempol Bondowoso Banyupait a distance of about 14 Km
  2. From Banyupait heading towards Paltuding far more than 4Km. Arrived at Paltuding means you've got to the location of the start of the ascent to the mountain Ijen. Then of Paltuding to the summit crater of Mount Ijen must climb a distance of 3 km.
  3. If you are planning a vacation to the tourist area of Mount Ijen east path can wear line and the closest route as follows:
If you are from Bali then head - could Banyuwangi (airport or seaport to Ketapan Banyuwangi). Arriving in Banyuwangi then drive to the subdistrict slick with the distance as far as 15 km. From subdistrict slippery then heading towards Paltuding with the distance of about 18 km. Arrived at Paltuding means you've got to the location of the start of the climb to the summit of Mount Ijen. Then from Paltuding to the summit crater of Mount Ijen must climb a distance of 3 km.

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