Discovering The Alluring Jagir Waterfall in Banyuwangi East Java
Banyuwangi is famous for its natural beauties and one of them is Jagir Waterfall. It is located in Dusun Kampung Anyar, Desa Taman Suruh
Samian, one of the officials of Culture and Tourism Department of Kabupaten Banyuwangi said how this waterfall was named with Jagir. It was because there were many Jagir trees that grew in the area around the waterfall. They were sacred by the local people. Moreover, it was believed that it could only grow in Kampung Anyar.
“Many people believe that these trees only grow in this area, and there are so many in here, so they were named Jagir Trees,” Samian said.
In 2015, the condition of this waterfall was still not as good as now. The path to go down was still natural stair from the soil.
Now, there are stairs to go down the waterfall that make the visitors easier to reach the waterfall.
“It has been around 2 years this waterfall constructed from the facilities to the access. Now, there are many local and international tourists come here,” he said.
There is two waterfall in this place. One of them is Jagir Waterfall that is located in the center. Meanwhile, another waterfall is used by local people for bath and freshwater source for drinking.
The admission is Rp 5.000 per person. The place opens every day from 07.30 to 16.30.
This waterfall is located around 10 kilometers from downtown. It could be reached with an hour driving from downtown Banyuwangi.
Translated by Vicensa Naomi