Rabu, 02 Februari 2011

The Diamond Triangle

The title on the top can be the question. Whats the mean?
The Diamond triangle is the term of 3 amazing tourism object in Banyuwangi, such as G-Land, Ijen creater and Sukamade beach (Green bay).

One more question
Why should be three places which received the surname?
The answer is : Because, It the best known by foreign tourist than another place................

Now, I will describe the Diamond Triangle one by one......

G-Land (Plengkung Beach)

G-Land amazing wave.....

The First Diamond, G-Land, "The Seven Giant Waves Wonder" nickname was given by foreign surfers to the waves roll on Plengkung shore which is located in Alas Purwo National Park (TNAP), Banyuwangi, East Java. G has three different connotations: Green, krn its location on the edge of the forest, Grajagan, the name of the nearest point before crossing the road in the woods or Great, because it the one of the best waves in the world. Whatever it means, that's the nickname for a local name called Plengkung.

Waves in Plengkung is one of the best in the world. Waves as high as 4-6 meters along the 2 km in
seven layers formation suitable wave ridden by surfers left-handed. Plengkung addition to professional surfer, there are also Batu Lawang Beach to learn. The waves here called "twenty-twenty, "which means twenty minute paddle to go to middle of sea and twenty minute to enjoy the waves.

Ijen Creater

Ijen Creater view.......

The Second Diamond, Ijen Crater is the biggest crater lake in Java. The sulfur crater lake lies between a natural dams of deeply etched rock. It is 200 meters deep and contains about 36million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in a smelling swirling sulfur cloud. Inside the crater the different color and size of stones are found. Indeed the crater of Ijen is beautiful garden of stone as well.

The view of sulfur miners who climb and go down to the crater is also amazing. A man puts about 10 kg of yellowish stone in to his basket, before he descends the mountain slope to sell his load, carrying the same basket, going in the same direction, digging the same mineral. It is the natural picture that can be seen everyday.

Ijen Plateau lies in the centre of Ijen-Merapi Malang Reserve, which extends over much of the mountainous region directly west of Banyuwangi and borders on the Baluran National Park in the northeast. As at Mt. Bromo, the caldera is best viewed from the air. Fortunately, almost all commercial flights operating between Denpasar - Surabaya, Yogyakarta or Jakarta usually fly, if not directly over, then close by Ijen plateau, where the seemingly luminous blue/green crater lake forms an unmistakable landmark. It is beautiful scenery and located about 32 km to the north west of Banyuwangi.

The principal attraction at Ijen is the large Crater Lake that has much sulfur, which lies hidden between sheer walls of deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. The Ijen crater itself lies at approximately 2,300 meters above sea level. It forms a twin volcano with the now extinct Mount Merapi. The enormous Crater Lake, which is 200 meters deep and covers an area of more than meters, a million square meters, contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming, acid water.

Ijen crater shows a special type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 kilometer in diameter and 175 meters deep. The floor is covered completely by a warm lake, milky blue green in colours held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, in order to keep the hot, mineral laden water from raining the crop lands below.

The crater can be reached from either the east or the west by any kinds of vehicles, but the second part of the trip covers distance 3 km on foot (jungle track). However, the latter is more popular approach, since the climb from the road's end to the edge of the lake is only one and a half hours. And a walk around the lake takes a full day.

The temperature drops at night, near the crater rim it can fall to about 5° Celsius. The road ends at Jampit, where very basic shelter is available. It is also possible to sleep in the old vulcanology station further up the hill, now used by sulfur collectors, but permission must be obtained in advance.

The sulfur is transported entirely on foot. In the past, horses were used but they were found to be less practical on the hazardous terrain. Today, the mine yields nine to twelve tons of sulfur per day.

Men carry individual loads of up to 70 kg, often barefooted, up to the rim of crater and then 17 km down the mountainside to a factory near Banyuwangi. The porters are paid by weight. The most important advice if you are traveling to Ijen is: "If you lose your way, just look out for the sulfur trail". The meaning was clear, since a continuous flow of two ways traffic, carrying the sulfur down the mountainside from the lake and trudging up again to re-load, had left a yellow trail on the well-worn path. The best time for seeing Ijen Crater is at 8 to 9 am.

Sukamade Beach

The old turtle walk to the sea water, after making it's next generation

The Last Diamond, Sukamade beach is about 97 km to southwest of Banyuwangi. It is natural and quiet, beautiful place. Dutch discovered it in 1927. The 1200 hectare estate is an active plantation that produces rubber, coffee and cacao. Sukamade is the east Java Natural Resource Conservation which is in charge of the turtle’s perpetuation. A night adventure tour to Sukamade is an unforgettable trip. You will be guided by a natural resource to find sea turtles come to a shore to lay eggs. You can see a female turtle lays more than one hundred eggs on the sandy beach. The female turtles usually start landing at 7:30 PM and return to the sea at 12:00PM. November to March is the peak season for laying eggs.

The ways to Sukamade is worth exploring. Along the way to visit this place the visitors can stop at the beautiful place of Rajegwesi, Teluk Hijau a fantastic green bay with its beautiful cliff around. A dawn excursion to see animals grassing on the savannah is also impressing. They are virgin places you must know in the eastern tip of Java, banyuwangi, Indonesia

For me, it is very intresting to visit. What do you think about it? Let's visit one of the three amazing places. You'll find a disguise beauty on there. The beauty that you will not find in another place.........

I'll be wait........


  1. semoga nanti bisa berlibur ke Banyuwangi...

    ditunggu kunjungan balik :-D