Rawa Bayu, Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi Tourism

Rawa Bayu, Banyuwangi

Rawa Bayu, Banyuwangi

Rawa Bayu also said Rowo Bayu is an interesting swamp located in Banyuwangi that still overgrown plants on the right and left unexplored and Protected Forest Areas. The beauty of wildlife and fauna in the marsh wind make all visitors never stop visiting this swamp.

Rawa Bayu comes from the word ROWO which means "marsh" While the word BAYU is "wind" comes from the name of the village "Bayu village". Located on state forest plot 8, Bayu village, Songgon subdistrict, Banyuwangi, East Java. The location is at an altitude of 800 meters in less than sea level, so the Air region is very cool and fresh. The area of ​​the lake is about 50 meter diameter, confined with dense forests and growth of various trees. As a result, the sun rays also painstakingly make the circumstance seem noon as though the sun were to sink.

Besides the searchers enjoy the beauty of Rawa Bayu, this swamp also famous with its history, reputedly said that this lake, store Blambangan History which is full of tears and blood droplets. At one side, at The Edge of the lake there was Petilasan King Blambangan Tawang Alun when meditating in prayer contemplating his brother's death who fought against herself.

According the communities tales, a lot of local people gathering around to Rawa Bayu Swamp every December commemorate the Anniversary of Banyuwangi or Frequently called HARJABA. As well as in this area there is a hundreds of yesrs aged tree grow up strongly, the tree is combined from the Banyan tree and Apak tree, on the middle wood have a cavity resembles a winding cave with the roots of the tree section.

Beside of Rawa Swamp stand a temple building appears Sturdy Standing on the Yang Hill. According to local caretaker called the temple highlight the great white tiger. Yang Hill was established to respect the spirits of the ancestors That review has contributed to maintaining soil Blambangan hearts wind Puputan War Year 1771. That said, the area the singer first used the wind blowing War fighters hiding and regulate development of strategies against the Company.

Also there is a Singer Building providing springs, believed to be holy springs, which accommodated Inside of pool (spring). There are three springs (spring) Singer in place include:

  • Spring keputren
  • Spring Wigangga (Form Shower statue That Shaped A woman carrying a jug (an ancient place of air)
  • Spring Kamulyan (Right in Rear building ruins). The singer Simultaneously Being petilasan place prabu Tawangalun

In addition, The spring stream is also used by the PU department for rice field irrigation and fields in the village of Wind and Surrounding Areas.

Rawa Bayu located about 35 km from the city center banyuwangi or 35 km from Genteng Subdistrict, to review the singer area was not difficult from Genteng Banyuwangi. Visitors reach by personal vehicles (cars and motorized) and pass rice fields.

Rawa Bayu Attraction

Rawa Bayu is one of the nature attractions in Banyuwangi. Beside Rawa Bayu, other interesting places consist of Sukamade Beach, Plengkung Beach, Watu Dodol Beach, Green Bay Beach, Pulau Merah Beach, Kalibaru Plantation, Baluran National Park. Not too far from the Ketapang Ferry Harbor, there is the popular and beautiful Crater in Indonesia that is known as Blue Flame Ijen Crater.  This Crater only reaches 2 hours from Banyuwangi Port using public transportation or Motorbike.

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