Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi

The Wonderful Place to Enjoy The Blue Fire of Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi

The Wonderful Place to Enjoy The Blue Fire of Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi

Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi – Ijen Mountain is one of volcanos in Indonesia. In this mountaint there is a creater named Ijen Creater. This Crater is the largest crater lake in Java. The lake of sulfur crater nestled among the natural dam of stones engraved deeply. It is within 200 meters and containing 36 million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in clouds drifting smell of sulfur. In the pits find different size and color of the stone. Even the crater is a beautiful rock garden as well.

Blue Fire Ijen crater Banyuwangi
Blue Fire Ijen crater Banyuwangi

Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi is located in the center of Ijen- Merapi Malang Reserve that extends over most of the western mountains directly from Banyuwangi, bordering Baluran National Park at the northeast of the country. The caldera best seen from the air. Fortunately, almost acommercial flights which operate between Denpasar – Surabaya, Jakarta, or Yogyakarta normally fly over (if not directly), then close by Ijen Mountain, where the shape is apparently a luminous blue Crater Lake landmark obvious. It was a beautiful view and is located approximately 32 km north-west of Banyuwangi.

The main view of Ijen is the large lake of crater which containts a lot of sulfur and lies hidden between the solid walls of deeply furrowed stone at more than 200 meters. Ijen crater itself is located at almost 2,300 meters above sea level. Twin volcano at Mount Merapi is now extinct. Large crater lake, a depth of 200 meters and covers more than a meter of space, one million square meters, and also contains about 36 million cubic meters of acidic water vapor.

Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi shows a special type of creature feature common to Indonesia, about 175 meters deep and 1 kilometer in diameter. The floor is covered entirely of a warm lake, milky blue colors green which usually called ‘the blue fire’ hampered by a dam.

The Ijen crater can access either east or west of any type of vehicle, but the second part of the trip includes a 3 km walk (jungle track). However, this latter approach is more popular; because of the ascent of the corner to the edge of the lake is only an hour and a half. And walk around the creater lake takes a full day.

The temperature drops at night, near the edge of the crater can be reduced to around 5 degrees Celsius. The way ends at Jampit, where the basic shelters available. It’s also possible to sleep in the ancient volcano on top of a hill station, now used by collectors of sulfur, but must get permission first.
The traveler carry individual loads up to 70 kg and often barefoot, to the edge of the hole and then 17 km down the mountain to a factory near Banyuwangi. And porters are paid in terms of weight. The best time to see the crater is 8-9 in the morning.

Amazing blue flames at Kawah Ijen Volcano in Banyuwangi East Java, Indonesia
Amazing blue flames at Kawah Ijen Volcano in Banyuwangi East Java, Indonesia

 

Kawah Ijen volcano has some spectacular blue lava during the night time
Kawah Ijen volcano has some spectacular blue lava during the night time

 

Sulfur deposits at Kawah Ijen (green crater) Volcano in Eastern Java, Indonesia
Sulfur deposits at Kawah Ijen (green crater) Volcano in Eastern Java, Indonesia

 

Sunrise at Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi
Sunrise at Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi

 

The upper edge of the crater of Ijen Banyuwangi
The upper edge of the crater of Ijen Banyuwangi

That’s all about Ijen Mountain Banyuwangi. It is the right place to visit on your holiday. Just enjoy your holiday with your friend or your family.

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