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In “Desa Wisata Tambang Minyak” Bojonegoro, Visitors Can Selfie and Practice How to Pull the Oil

This new tourist destination is named Geoherritage Petroleum Wonocolo. This village is one of the alternative tourist destinations in Bojonegoro.

In “Desa Wisata Tambang Minyak” Bojonegoro, Visitors Can Selfie and Practice How to Pull the Oil
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Geologists and tectonics experts from UPN Yogyakarta, Jatmika Setiawan show various fossils of animals millions of years old in the Museum of Traditional Mining found in the region of Bojonegoro regency. 

SURYA.co.id I BOJONEGORO – Peoples now can enjoy the scenery of traditional oil mining activities in “Desa Wonocolo”, “Kecamatan Kedewan”, Bojonegoro which is similar to mining in Texas, USA.

The location of the village is located in the mountains located about 35 kilometers from Bojonegoro downtown and can be reached with a period of about an hour.

This new tourist destination is named Geoherritage Petroleum Wonocolo. This village is one of the alternative tourist destinations in Bojonegoro.

Here visitors can enjoy the view of the Old Oil well, can take pictures with the background scenery mining activities traditionally.

The photo capture looks more attractive when the sky is blue. The color will combine the black color of oil and soil cream color.

Besides taking pictures in the mining field, tourists can also visit “Museum Penambangan Minyak Traditional”.

The museum contains mining information that has been going on for about 100 years and the formation of oil in Bojonegoro, photographs of mining activities began to be pulled by humans to use diesel engines.

Ancient animal fossils millions of years ago did not escape to be exhibited in the museum. The managers also provide mining documentary films in Wonocolo for decades.

In addition to these facilities, the terrain of the hills can be used as an offroad event, mountain biking, or trail for hobbies.

"The area of the old well as geoherritage is not present in the world (other countries), there is only in Bojonegoro because there is on the mountain. Visitors can participate interesting (timba oil), "said Suyoto, Regent Bojonegoro when launching the area as Tourism Village Geoherritage, last week.

The existence of the Tourism Village is a hope for the Government of Bojonegoro and Pertamina as the owner of the work area to be a place for the education of renewable and non renewable energy.

Given, said the man who was called Kang Yoto akarab this, in Bojonegoro has a wealth of oil from fossil land, sea, and geothermal.

While the technology used is also varied, traditional in Wonocolo, modern is in Cepu Block, currently exploited by ExxonMobile Cepu Limited (EMCL).

"If we make tourism, we do not exploit as much as possible. The people who come can watch them, "said Kang Yoto.


Translated by Adi JP

Penulis: Iksan Fauzi
Editor: Cak Sur
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