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Bondowoso is a town in East Java, Indonesia.


The lost ancient city and the western gateway to the Ijen Crater. This place has many ancient stones scattered in various districts and almost forgotten. Alun - alun city is the gathering place of society, to the north there is an old building of Dutch heritage who now becomes Bondowoso SMP 1 and also there is a building called Hall Regents.this Regency have a lot beautiful place with amazing atmosphere. warm community can felt when we interact with them ( should stay at least 2 days )especially in village.


main languages society is Madurase,Java and Bahasa Indonesia. some of them able to speak English

Get in[edit]

There is only one transport to get to the city, using buses from Probolinggo, Jember or Situbondo.

Get around[edit]

Get Becak from Station which take to hotel or around city,or just walking to city (30 menit). start from the town we can go to Batik Process,BOSAMBA Rafting, Ijen Crater, Raung or Argopuro Mountain,or we can do cycling trip to Village

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  • Kalianyar Village, beautiful, cool place away from the bustle of the city (15 kilometers south of the city Bondowoso.) population hospitality can be felt when visiting these places, interact directly with them is an impressive activity. process of rice farming can be seen in the rainy season, usually in starting in November until April. in the dry season, farmers began to plant tobacco (about May) and the processing process is a unique activity to be seen (late August or early September). there are performances of traditional music which can be viewed every Saturday night (weekend), and if lucky also can see the dancing cow complaints that usually appear once a month, depending on the players (artist)many prehistoric stone such :Kenong Stone,Sarkofag,grave stone and others,that will be find scattered at several sub-distrik like Grujugan,Maesan,Wringin,and Cerme.

about 10 miles east of town, there is a place of brass handicrafts (Cindogo).

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do the trip cycling around the Kalianyar village, is a very interesting activity, we can see the villager activity and feel the culture as well . Kalianyar village besides having beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere, is also famous for two objects of interest are: the process of making tofu and tile for roof, so we could visit the place of manufacture of tiles, as well as learn to keep up. see the process of making tofu, too exciting. If you are interested in a genuine spiritual experience you could make visit to an authentic dukun (holy man and spiritual healer and counselor) Pak Hasan living in a nearest village that he will resolve your anxieties and cure your ailments. Moreover if u are vegetarian he will may amazing you with a great nasi JAMU campur (rice boiled with fresh or cooked vegetables) embellished with ten or more rare herbs grown organically in his garden and picked up and cooked personally with his own hands. Delicious!

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Food that is characteristic of the tape, made from cassava on fermentation with a sweet taste, this food can be found in almost all places, especially in Chinatown shops. Many traditional food like nasi pecel, sate, soto and others,when evening you could find at Alun - Alun. the most famous in this place "TAPE" maked form Cassava fermentation with sweet taste,which will find Chinatown shop west of Alun - alun. 15 menit from Bondowoso,special food would be find at Kalianyar village,suitable for vegetarian but good for everyone also.

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  • Palm Hotel, near Alun-Alun / Citysquare
  • Anugerah Hotel, near Alun-Alun / Citysquare
  • Baru Hotel, near Alun-Alun / Citysquare
  • Ijen View Hotel, around 500 meter south of Bus station
  • Home Stay at Kalianyar Village, 15 Kilometers south of the City.


If you interested visit the area near Bondowoso you can email to this address: or

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