Visit Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi, Blue Flame Phenomena

entrance to Ijen Crater

Kawah Ijen is one of the tourist areas that you can visit during a holiday in East Java. This tourist area is one of the charm of the natural beauty of Indonesia which is visited by local and foreign tourists, besides the crater of Ijen is unique for sulfur sulfurminers who still use the traditional way. The crater is located in Mount Ijen crater is one of the most acidic of the largest in the world, so that it can quickly dissolve the human body. Ijen crater is located on top of Mount Ijen which is one of a series of volcanoes in East Java such as Bromo, Semeru and Merapi. Mount Ijen is located in the east of Mount Merapi, the mountain has the same name as the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, located in the province of Central Java, Mount Merapi. Tourism Regions crater or Ijen Travel Park Reserve is located in the District, Glossy, Banyuwangi and Klobang subdistrict, regency.

Visit Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi East Java, Indonesia 

Scenery of Kawah Ijen
Ijen crater is located at an altitude of 2,368 meters above sea level. Of particular interest is the crater is located in the middle of the largest caldera in Java. The size of the caldera about 20 kilometers. The size of the crater itself is around 960 meters x 600 meters with a depth of 200 meters. This crater is located at a depth of more than 300 meters below the caldera wall.

Ijen Crater 
Why Kawah Ijen crater is one of the most acidic in the world? Do you know how the degree of acidity (pH) of this crater? This crater has a very high level of acidity that is close to zero so that the human body can dissolve quickly. In addition, the temperature of the crater, which reached 200 degrees Celsius, add amazed by this huge crater. However, behind the numbers that make these fears, it turns out this crater presents the beauty which is also amazing. Many beauty that can be found in the crater
awah Ijen when viewed from the top of Mount Ijen looks very beautiful. This crater is a large lake with a bluish-green mist and smoke of sulfur is very charming. In addition, the cold air with a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, can reach a temperature of 2 degrees Celsius, will add its own sensation. A variety of plants that exist only in the highlands can also be found, such as Edelweiss Flowers and Pine.

In the morning, when the sun begins to illuminate the crater area, a beautiful view you can enjoy. Kawah Ijen is bluish green will be added golden sunlight bounces in the crater. Amazing view also can be obtained by watching the beauty of nearby Mount Merapi. Mount Merapi has a similar shape to Mount Ijen. The most appropriate moment to witness the beauty of the crater is in the morning.

One of the attention of visitors in the area of ​​the crater is the traditional sulfur miners. The miners boldly approached the lake to dig sulfur with simple equipment and sulfur obtained and then carried to the basket. The sulfur miners take sulfur from the crater floor. Here the smoke is thick, but with masks improvised equipment such as gloves, they are still looking for molten sulfur. The molten sulfur obtained from a pipeline towards the source of volcanic gases that contain sulfur. This gas is then piped out in the form of molten sulfur after freezing red and yellow sulfur.

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Traditional sulfur miners in Ijen crater
After the sulfur cut, the miners would carry it through the path. The burden is quite heavy up to 80 kg to 100 kg. The miners are accustomed to bear this heavy burden as he walked the path on the caldera cliffs down the mountain as far as three kilometers.

If you want to see the beauty of the more remarkable in a tourist spot of Moutn Ijen crater, then try hiking in the early morning. Kawah Ijen save a another miracle, at the bottom of the crater there is a fire or flame blue blue into another uniqueness of this tourist spot. The blue flames coming from the liquid sulfur will dry out and become a mine of local residents. Blue flame will be visible only when the surrounding atmosphere is still dark.

Ijen crater blue flame
To reach the crater, you have to down a path along the cliffs of the caldera. When visiting this place you do not forget to bring the masks because sometimes sulfur fumes blowing in the wind will pass through the path. You can also surround the caldera in the region which will take up to 8 to 10 hours if walking. If you want to find and pay a visit to the crater of Ijen, before you can walk through two alternative roads.

Road frequently used by visitors to the crater:

Visit Kawah Ijen From Banyuwangi
This route is more difficult to pass because of worst road conditions. Typically used by hikers to the ascent of Mount Ijen. This service can be reached from Banyuwangi, then to the Licin district. From Licin to Jambu then to Patulding. From Patulding you only need to walk through the trail and the caldera cliff as far as 2 kilometers to the crater. The total mileage of the route is 38 kilometers.

Visit Kawah Ijen From Bondowoso
This route is easier to pass because the road conditions are good and relatively smooth. This service can be reached from Bondowoso, then headed Wonosari, then to Sempol and finally to Patulding. From Patulding you only need to walk through the trail and the caldera cliff as far as 2 kilometers to the crater of Ijen. Total distance of this route is 70 kilometers with a view of coffee trees and pine forests are enchanting.

You can go Bondowoso and Banyuwangi by public transport from Surabaya. The distance from Surabaya to Banyuwangi Bondowoso and approximately 200 kilometers. For security reasons, the crater is closed from 14.00 due to the intensity of the toxic fumes of sulfur increased after these hours. >> please also read about Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java