Tamansari Tourism Village in Banyuwangi, The Guardian of the Environment and Culture

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1NEWS, The development of tourism potential and the creative economy of Tamansari Tourism Village in Banyuwangi Regency, East Java has long prioritized environmental sustainability and local wisdom as tourist attractions. This Tamansari Tourism Village is included as one of the top 50 Indonesian Tourism Village Awards (ADWI) 2021.

Tamansari Village, which is about 24 kilometers from Banyuwangi City, is located in the Ijen Crater Nature Tourism Park so it is full of natural beauty and mountainous nuances.

Among them are the natural attractions of Ijen Crater, Sendang Seruni baths which have springs from the mountains, Pine Forest Tourism, Panambang Village, and Terracotta Gandrung Park.

This village is also known to have various agricultural products, such as rubber, cloves, coffee, and cocoa. Tamansari Village offers a very memorable experience for tourists by prioritizing local wisdom and environmental sustainability.

“Earlier we experienced ourselves exchanging garbage for coffee and ginger drinks at the stall and then we have tried our own culture-based activities, so I thank all stakeholders in the Tamansari Tourism Village and other tourist villages in Banyuwangi,” said the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. Sandiaga Uno during a visit, recently.

Banyuwangi Regent, Ipuk Fiestiandani, stated that his party was committed to revitalizing the Banyuwangi tourism sector which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the Banyuwangi Regency Government would pay special attention to villages in the area.

“We will pay attention to the villages in accordance with the President’s instructions. So how can these villages be at the forefront of development in the district and in Indonesia,” said Ipuk.

During the visit, Sandiaga felt firsthand how steadfast the people of Tamansari Tourism Village were in preserving their culture and traditions. Sandiaga joined the dance with the dancers who greeted him during his visit to the village, which was one of the 50 finalists for the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI).

“I was dancing with sulfur earlier. Even though it wasn’t real sulfur,” said Sandiaga.[]

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