Banyuwangi is the administrative capital of Banyuwangi Regency at the far eastern end of the island of Java, Indonesia. It had a population of 106,000 at the 2010 Census. Banyuwangi the name means ""Fragrant Water"" is built in the centre of the east coast of Java, with the backdrop of the Ijen Plateau to the west, and with excellent views across the Bali Strait to the island of Bali lying to the east. The principal market area is along the Jalan Susuit Tuban, the street which links the town square with the sports stadium a half-kilometre to the southeast. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of Blambangan, the sixteenth-century Hindu kingdom which ruled this eastern tip of Java. Although the rapidly expanding Muslim kingdom of Mataram attacked Blambangan during the early seventeenth century, it managed to survive as the last Hindu kingdom on the island, and it was mostly ignored by the Dutch until the eighteenth century when they took it over.
Banyuwangi International Airport is an airport at Blimbingsari, which serves Banyuwangi city and surrounding area in East Java, Indonesia. The airport was formerly known as Blimbingsari Airport. It was opened for operations in December 2010.
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If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Banyuwangi, the hottest months are November, April, and then December. The warmest time of year is generally mid-November where highs are regularly around 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.
Alas Purwo National Park - Alas Purwo National Park is situated on Blambangan Peninsula in the Banyuwangi Regency, at the south-eastern tip of East Java province. The park is famous for its wild Banteng and surfing location at Grajagan Bay. The park's name means first forest or ancient forest, by a Javanese legend that says the earth first emerged from the ocean here. The park is located in Blambangan Peninsula at the southeastern tip of Java island, along with the shore of strait across Bali. With an area of 434 km2, the park is made up of mangroves, savanna, lowland monsoon forests and coral-fringed beaches. An internationally renowned surf break peels along the edge of the park at Plengkung on Grajagan Bay. Mount Linggamanis (322m) is also located in this national park. The flora protected in this national park includes Terminalia catappa, Calophyllum inophyllum, Sterculia foetida, Barringtonia Asiatica and Manilkara kauki. It is home to some of Java’s endangered species, such as the banteng (Bos javanicus). In April 2004, there were only 57 bantengs found in the savanna of Sadengan, while the population in the previous year was estimated to be 80 to 100, but in August 2010, the scientists found 73 bantengs in the 80-hectare savanna area, a big increase in 6 years, although they faced threats of poaching and loss of habitat. Herds of bantengs usually come to Sadengan in the morning and afternoon in search of plants. The biggest threat to bantengs is humans. Poachers set traps outside the park during the dry season to snare bantengs wandering outside the park in search of water. The bantengs are slaughtered and the meat sold. Other threatened animal species protected in Alas Purwo include the dhole, Javan langur, green peafowl, red junglefowl, olive ridley, hawksbill turtle and green turtle.
Boom Beach - Boom Beach is a beach located in Kampung Mandar Village, Banyuwangi District, Banyuwangi, East Java. This beach was once a port. Currently, the port activity is still there but not too crowded. This beach is one of the destinations to gather for young people in Banyuwangi. Also, usually on Sunday mornings, this beach is crowded with people from Banyuwangi.
Blambangan Park - Blambangan Park is a large square located in Banyuwangi City. Previously, this area was called Tegaloji Field because around it there were buildings destined for Dutch colonial residents. Blambangan Park takes the form of a large grassy field at the edge of which there is an arena for jogging. Whereas in the western part of the field there is an Art and Culture Centre which is marked by a building like a temple. This area is equipped with a basketball court, skateboarding arena and culinary area. Blambangan Park is used for ceremonies or events that require large crowds such as music concerts and political party campaigns. Besides that, every Sunday in this area Car-free day is held.