Known as The Sun Rise of Java, Banyuwangi is one of the most well-known areas in East Java where the people live with modern notions without forgetting traditional roots, mixing in a well-cared environment. The people of Banyuwangi live the life of city dwellers, but they still remember the roots in their tradition and keep it close to their lives and hearts.
Banyuwangi holds many wonders that awe their visitors. Many tourist destinations in Banyuwangi are well-known internationally. If you ever want to visit Banyuwangi, make sure to not miss these places.
Hiking the crater of Ijen is best done in groups. There are many available tours that offer Ijen hiking in groups, at different prices. Make sure to be at your best physical stamina when you are about to hike.
The hike begins at Paltidung. To see the legendary blue fire, hiking needs to start at the latest 2 in the morning; because the blue fire will light beautifully when the sky is still dark. When morning comes, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sunrise and take pictures around Ijen Crater before you hike down.
Baluran National Garden
The view of its savanna that mirrors the savannas in Africa is what makes Baluran National Garden well-known. In Balutan National Garden, you can also see the animals who inhabit the area of the national garden.
Located in Sarongan, Pesanggaran in Banyuwangi, Sukamade Beach provides you not only with a beautiful view that will dazzle you. In here, you can also go to a turtle’s reservation. As the biggest turtle’s reservation in Indonesia, Sukamade Beach also provides you with facilities such as:
- Pondok Tour
- Camping Ground
- Tourist Trail
- Information Center
- Laboratorium and workshop
- Bed and Breakfast in a local house Taman Nasional Meru Betiri
The food of Banyuwangi is also something that you cannot miss. Spare some time to enjoy Banyuwangi delicacies, such as rujak soto, tempong rice, kesrut chicken, cawuk rice, spicy chicken. Don’t forget to bring your loved one gifts that are only available in Banyuwangi; such as bakiak, bolu kuwuk and sale pisang.