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.