Thursday, April 21, 2011

National Park Alas Purwo

Alas Purwo National Park (or commonly abbreviated AlasPurwo) is located at the eastern tip of Java island, precisely in Banyuwangi, East Java. For the communities, Purwo Alas name has a meaning as the first forest, or the oldest forests in Java. Therefore, no wonder if people around think Alas Purwo as a sacred forest. Thus, in addition to interest as a natural tourist destination, the area Alas Purwo also believed to have sites that are considered to be mystical magnet for pilgrims to perform the rituals in this forest.
National park which was inaugurated by the Minister of Forestry Decree No. 283/Kpts-II/92 This is a representative ecosystem types of lowland rainforest in Java. The height is in the range of 0-322 meters above sea level (asl) with a flat topography, light waves, with the highest peak on Mount Linga Sweet (322 meters above sea level).

Based on the ecosystem, the forest types in the National Park Alas Purwo can be divided into a bamboo forest, beach forest, mangrove forest / mangrove, forest plantations, natural forests, and grazing (Feeding Ground). If observed at a glance, the land area of ​​about 43,420 hectares, the park is dominated by bamboo forest, which occupies an area of ​​about 40% of all existing areas.

In general, the state land in this park are mostly sandy clay, whereas the rest of the form of clay. Rainfall per year on average between 1000-1500 mm with temperatures between 27 ° -30 ° C, and humidity between 40-85%. Typically, the dry season occurs from April to October, while the opposite happened rainy season, ie in October

B. Feature

Alas Purwo National Park is ideal for travelers who like to explore the woods, observing plants and wildlife, or coastal tourism enthusiasts, connoisseurs of water surfing (surfing), or those who like a pilgrimage tour. Alas Purwo National Park does have a natural forest, some beautiful beaches and bays, as well as mystical sites often become the location tirakat meditate or local communities and newcomers.

Visiting the National Park Alas Purwo, tourists can observe the rich flora and fauna there. This national park has at least 13 species of bamboo and other plants, 548 species of grasses, herbs, shrubs, lianas, and trees. Unique and endemic plants found in this national park that is brown and bamboo kecik manggong.

Other plants are ketapan, nyamplung, bulging, and Keben. Condition unspoiled nature make the National Park Alas Purwo be a suitable habitat for various wildlife, such as ebony leaf monkey, bull, ajag deer, leopards, cats, mangroves, and peacocks and partridges. Not only the land animals, water animals of rare and protected as endangered turtle, leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill and green turtle is also a resident on the South coast of this national park (Côte Ngagelan).

C. Location

Alas Purwo National Park is located in the district and subdistrict Tegaldlimo Purwoharjo, Banyuwangi regency, East Java

D. Access

Banyuwangi town located about 290 km east of Surabaya (East Java province capital city) and can be reached by bus or train. While the island of Bali, Banyuwangi is located approximately 10 km west of which is only separated by the Strait of Bali. To cross to Banyuwangi, tourists can take advantage of ferry services from Port to Port Ketapang Gilimanuk.

From the city of Banyuwangi, the National Park Alas Purwo, can be achieved by using a rental car (car charter Colt) towards Market Anyar with the distance about 65 km. From Market Newer tourists can rent a truck or a motorcycle taxi heading towards the main door in the Swamp Bendo. For motorcycle taxi service, tourists have to pay Rp 20,000 to the Swamp sektar Bendo (January 2009). Travelers who want to enter the National Park Alas Purwo usually must register and pay for tickets at Marsh Post this Bendo. From Swamp Bendo, tourists can start exploring the woods, visiting the pilgrimage sites, or directly to the beach attractions, such as ly Trianggulasi Beach, Beach Ngagelan, and surfing locations in Côte Plengkung.

E. Ticket Prices

To enter the National Park Alas Purwo visitors must pay admission at Marsh Post Bendo. Payment of entrance fee is distinguished by occupation / profession visitors. The amount of the ticket price is still in the confirmation.

F. Accommodation and Other Facilities

National Parks Alas Purwo been equipped facilities guide, namely the rangers (forest guards) or assistant rangers are available to help to guide the exploration. For this guide services, tourists have to spend between Rp 75,000 to Rp 150,000 per day. At the office park supervision there are also several patrol cars and the Jeep for dirt bike that can be rented for the purpose of exploration. If bringing personal vehicles, tourists are also guaranteed not to be lost through the forest because it has been equipped boards the clues to various attractions in the park. Signage is also equipped to go the distance information (how many miles), and the means to the location (for example, can be reached by car, motorbike, or walking).

One of the signs in the National Park Alas Purwo

In addition to having several camp sites, on some beaches such as in Côte Trianggulasi and Plengkung region or G-Land is also available lodging. Even in the G-Land currently has several cottages for the surfers who built with natural nuances and integrated with nature. Eg building materials consist of wood, bamboo, and the rigging of the fibers. Not only that, the natural atmosphere is also visible from kerosene lamps are used, as well as sleeping space that resembles the ox cart past. With these advantages, the inn is intended for the surfers of the world is valued around 30 U.S. dollars per night. If you want a more modest accommodations, there are few guesthouses in Rawa Bendo Post at 100,000 per night. In addition, in the vicinity of Post Swamp Bendo there are also several food stalls (January 2009).

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For travelers who need more detailed information can contact the office of the National Park Alas Purwo, on Jalan Ahmad Yani no. 68 416 108 Banyuwangi, East Java. You can also contact the office via telephone lines 0333-410857, fax. 0333-428675.

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