Welcome to Bojonegoro Regency
Bojonegoro regency is rich of tourism objects and culture tour. Most of the population of Bojonegoro regency is work as farmers or foresters. Many still live in poverty, especially in southern part of the regency, where the soil is less fertile. The major population centre is Bojonegoro town, located on the southern bank of Bengawan Solo River.
There are some communities that live in Bojonegoro regency. One of distinctive communities in Bojonegoro is ‘Samin People’. They were ethnically indistinguishable from other Javanese people. However, they follow a unique communalism movement. Currently, the Samin people reside in the southwestern part of Bojonegoro regency, in the middle of its teak forest.
Beside that, Bojonegoro is also known for its
traditional culture. There some traditional culture of Bojonegoro
regency that popular in domestic and foreign tourists.
Tayub is companionship dance that very popular in Bojonegoro people and around it. This dance usually done by men and accompanied with Gamelan instrument and Javanese songs that sang by ‘Waranggono’. The lyric is usually filled of an advice or instruction. This dance show is common used to fill an event that held by Bojonegoro people or the other traditional event. Commonly, in doing the event, this Tayub dance are has coordinate in a certain group with its each name. Usually, this Tayub dance groups are located in Temayang district and Bubulan district that located about 30 km of Bojonegoro city.
Wayang Thengul (Thengul Puppet)
Thengul Puppet is Bojonegoro typical puppet in 3 dimension form and accompanied by the Javanese instrument (Gamelan) named Pelog / Slendro. Even though, this Thengul Puppet are seldom to show, but its existence is always take carefull in Bojonegoro regency, especially in Kanor district that about 40 km of Bojonegoro city. Otherwise, the story of this puppet is taking from ‘Menak’ story.
Bojonegoro regency is also rich for the crafting. Souvenir crafting of Rendeng village, Malo district, about 25 km of Bojonegoro city, is very famous to the tourists. To reach the location, it can reach with two-wheel vehicle or four-wheel vehicle. The crafting are saving box formed tiger, cow, rabbit, etc. While the statue crafting that located in Banaran village, Malo district such as; cow statue, deer statue, rabbit statue, etc.
Malo Handicraft Beside the foods and tourism attraction, Bojonegoro has anything different that interesting to find out, which is the furniture and handicraft products. Bojonegro is famous as one of teak wood producer in Java island, it is because Bojonegoro has big and wide teak forest. So, it is not surprising if this regency has many furniture and handicraft industry that made of teak wood. The center of its handicraft is located in Kasiman district, Bojonegoro. You can find many handicraft that made of teak wood, coconut tree, coconut shell,…
Khayangan Api The name of “Kayangan Api” is a fire source that never die, located in the forest in Sendangharjo village, Ngasem district, a village that has about 42,29% jungle area of the village width. According to a story, Kayangan Api is a place of Mbah Kriyo Kusumo or Mpu Supa took a rest, he also known as Mbah Pandhe from Mojopahit. In the west side of Kayangan Api, there is a puddle of mud that contain of sulfur, and according to belief, at that time still made farm tools…
Hok Swie Bio Temple Hok Swie Bio Temple is one of religious place in Bojonegoro. It is Tri Dharma religious place and famous with its Dragon Head design. It looks like a chinese area, because the design is seems like Chinese style. The dominant color of this temple is red, so that many people thought that this temple is build for Chinese people. This temple is visit by many people, especially in Chinese new year. There are many pilgrim from Bojonegoro and other area visit and pray here. Hok Swie…
Tirta Wana Dander Next south of Bojonegoro city about 13 km, there is nature tourism object and artificial tourism object, precise in Dander village, Dander district, that famous with Tirtawana, Tirta meaning Water and Wana meaning that the Forest. It’s mean that there is water in the forest. Tirta Wana Dander is a tourism object that has full of nature panorama that very beautiful, because there are many big trees and shady also tropical plants that made the air becomes cool and fresh. Here has built very wide swimming pool,…