Experience Greenish Natural Ambience at Bedul Mangrove Forest

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 - 03:44
Experience Greenish Natural Ambience at Bedul Mangrove Forest The exotic ambience at Bedul mangrove forest. (Photo: Fash Fahish Shofhal Jamila Karim/TIMES Indonesia)

TIMES JAZIRAH, BANYUWANGIBedul Mangrove Forest is located within the Alas Purwo National Park in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. The mangrove forest is a significant part of the national park, which covers a vast area of approximately 43,420 hectares.

This place is known for its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem. It serves as a habitat for various plant and animal species, including mangrove trees, birds, reptiles, and marine organisms. 

The forest plays a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance and providing essential benefits to the surrounding areas. Those includes protecting coastlines from erosion, filtering water, and supporting marine life.

Visitors to Bedul Mangrove Forest can explore its beauty and learn about the importance of mangrove ecosystems through guided tours and educational activities. There are boardwalks and trails that allow visitors to walk through the forest and observe its diverse flora and fauna up close. 

The tranquil ambiance and stunning scenery make it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and eco-tourism. Most of the visitors coming from those student doing their field trip and some are those who willing to bring their family and friend to admire the beauty. 

Another Atrractions in Alas Purwo Beside the Bedul Mangrove Forest

Alas Purwo National Park itself is a protected area that showcases the natural wonders of East Java. It encompasses various ecosystems, including forests, savannahs, coastal areas, and beaches. The park is renowned for its cultural and historical significance, as it is believed to be one of the oldest protected areas in Indonesia.

In addition to the Bedul Mangrove Forest, visitors to Alas Purwo National Park can explore other attractions such as Plengkung Beach (G-Land), Sadengan Savannah, and several Hindu temples within the park's boundaries. It offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, wildlife spotting, and surfing.

Alas Purwo National Park and Bedul Mangrove Forest provide a unique and immersive experience for nature lovers, where they can appreciate the beauty of Indonesia's natural heritage and learn about the importance of conservation. (*)

Writer : Khodijah Siti
Editor : Khodijah Siti

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