4 Exciting Destinations in Banyuwangi (Alas Purwo | Ijen Crater | Bangsring Beach | Meru Betiri National Park)

4 Exciting Destinations in Banyuwangi (Alas Purwo | Ijen Crater | Bangsring Beach | Meru Betiri National Park)

As the largest area on Java, Banyuwangi has two national parks, which are quite well-known on the Java Island. Banyuwangi also offers an adventurous tourist experience with a wonderfully beautiful natural landscape.

Besides having many beautiful natural resources, Banyuwangi is also known to have many adventurous tourist attractions which are quite famous among tourists who like adventure. There are several adventure tourism places in Banyuwangi that must be visited because they have their own uniqueness.

Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo National Park is like a complete package for those of you who love nature tourism. There are beaches, dense forests, and savanna fields, which are united in a place called Alas Purwo. The enchantment of its wild nature from animals and plants will fascinate us instantly. On Trianggulasi Beach, which is still part of Alas Purwo National Park, we can see various types of turtles such as leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, gray turtles and green turtles.

Alas Purwo National Park
Alas Purwo National Park, Photo via Pinterest

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Ijen Crater

Ijen Crater is a favorite destination that is often visited by local and foreign tourists. Local people call this place Mount Ijen.

Ijen is an active volcano that is characterized by the large amount of sulfur content in the crater. Foreign tourists are interested in visiting Mount Ijen because the crater looks beautiful in green and bluish. Most tourists who visit are those who like adventurous tours. In Kawah Ijen, tourists can see edelweiss in the highlands of Mount Ijen. besides that you can also see the blue flame phenomenon here. This Blue Fire phenomenon only exists in two places, Banyuwangi and Iceland.

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Blue Fire of Ijen Crater
Blue Fire Phenomenon, Photo via Pemburu Ombak

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Bangsring Beach

Bangsring Beach is known to have beautiful coral reefs. This beach is located on the north side of downtown Banyuwangi, East Java. The coral reefs here are well maintained. Visitors can do snorkeling and also swim on this beach.

We can see fish and coral reefs in the ecosystem of Bangsring Beach at a depth of only 2 meters. The waves are quiet enough to be safe to enjoy the underwater scenery.

Bangsring Beach
Bangsring Beach

Meru Betiri National Park

In the beginning Meru Betiri National Park was a protected forest which was later designated as an Wildlife Reserve. The location of Meru Betiri National Park which extends on the southern coast of Java makes it have coastal vegetation in the form of extensive swamp and mangrove forests.

Meru Betiri National Park
Meru Betiri National Park

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