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7 Scenic Spots in Banyuwangi

 

If you are looking for a piece of paradise on earth, Banyuwangi may just be that scenic beauty you have been searching for. Located in the eastern region of Java, a boat ride away from the spectacular island of Bali, Banyuwangi offers you a number of gorgeous places to visit.

 

1 | Pondok Indah Banyuwangi

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Layers of beautiful green rice paddy fields cascading downhill, surrounding you, is a fantastic view you should expect from Pondok Indah Resto in Banyuwangi. This scenic restaurant really takes the advantage of the panorama as it cleverly integrated traditional dishes with a lush view that will build your appetite. Opened in 2012, this restaurant is located on a serene hilltop surrounded by trees, about 9 km away from the city center. Pondok Indah is a lovely place to relax and enjoy local food as you watch the sun sets behind the paddy fields.

 

2 | Mount Raung

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Mount Raung is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, but amidst the danger, is a beautiful view of looking down at the world from over the clouds, 3.000 meters high. The mountain itself has two paths: one is the northern route from Sumberwaringin which has accommodation set up along the route and guides; and the other one is the southern route near Kalibaru which is a more strenuous trek for more experienced travellers. The beauty of this mountain is not only at its peak as the entire journey is scenic and relatively rubbish free. A perfect choice for a daring adventurer looking for a memorable experience.

 

3 | Baluran National Park

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The  Baluran National Park perhaps is one of the most enticing national parks in Java. Often called "Little Africa", this park has a plethora of scenic spots, ranging from savanna grounds to forests and rivers. Walk among wild animals such as deers and Javanese bulls as they graze in their habitat. If you're lucky, you may even see the elusive and endangered Javanese leopard. Entrance fee to the park costs more for non-Indonesian visitors. On average, you are looking to spend about IDR 150,000 to IDR 200,000 for entrance ticket and about IDR 50,000 for parking. There are a number of tour groups available but the wildlife in Baluran are quite docile, so simply enjoying the grounds on your own is a great choice as well.

 

4 | Bajulmati Dam

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Referred to as "mini Raja Ampat", Bajulmati Dam is actually a large water reservoir. Surrounded by lush greenery, the reservoir has become an attraction due to the rolling hills that stretches out across the horizon. It takes approximately 500 meter walk from the reservoir entrance to reach the prime spot that looks out over the waters, and also known to be a great fishing spot. Located about 37 kilometers away from Banyuwangi City, the reservoir is a great pit stop for those on their way back from visiting the Baluran National Park. There are cafes and little stalls on the outer perimeters and the entrance fee is only IDR 5,000.

 

5 | Ijen Crater

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The flickering blue flames of Ijen Crater is definitely a sight to see as the mountain looks as if it is pouring down blue lava, but actually it is the combustion of sulfuric gas that comes in contact with air, creating bursts of blue flames. The climb to Mount Ijen is quite steep and for those looking to catch a glimpse of the flames, it is best to make the climb after midnight. The trek will usually take about an hour and a half. There are several trek groups you can join, so you will be in good hands with an experienced tour guide. Once you have reached the crater, the scenic view will have just begun as you await one of the most spectacular sights Banyuwangi has to offer, sunrise on top of Ijen Mountain.

 

6 | Lider Waterfall

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Lider Waterfall is protected by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia. It is a spectacular sight of nature at its best. The 60-meter waterfall is situated about 30 km away from the Banyuwangi city and is not too difficult to reach by public or private transportation. Surrounded by beautiful green foliage, this spot is a favorite among families. The grounds can be quite slippery during the rainy seasons, so it is advised that you bring a non-slip shoes and pack a lunch because there are no food vendors in this area.

 

7 | Teluk Hijau

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Teluk Hijau or Green Bay is a magnificent beach in the National Park of Meru Betiri. The stunning beach is known for its lovely gradient of the water, and the peaceful setting of its surroundings. It is located quite far, around 90 km away from the Banyuwangi city center, but it is worth the drive. Teluk Hijau is a great place to spend the day relaxing on the beach and capturing fantastic pictures of the plentiful scenic spots. The best way to get to the beach is by renting a car and making a day of it, and the great thing about Banyuwangi is, there are no traffic jams.

It is time to capture your Banyuwangi moments starting from here. Book yours now!

 

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