Ijen Crater Tours
Ijen Crater Tours is Top recommended volcano destination in East Java Indonesia. Ijen Crater offer amazing mesmerizing electric blue fire (Ijen Crater Blue Fire), streaming down the mountain during the night, a turquoise, tranquil, but highly toxic lake with a sunrise that leaves you in awe with various shades of pink and purple as a backdrop, yourself being enrobed in sulphur clouds, breathing into a gas mask,making you look like a soldier on a mission and passing men carrying for hours up to 90 kilos of suplhur in baskets on their shoulders not only that Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater has best sunrise spot just like in Bromo.
The Ijen Plateau or Ijen Crater is a group of three volcanoes sitting 2800m above sea level in the East of Java. The highest of these is Gunung Merapi, the ‘Mountain of Fire’. Ijen Crater or Ijen Plateau or known to Indonesians as Kawah Ijen, is one of the top recommended volcano in Indonesia to be visited. This active crater of 134 sq km has a landscape of volcanic cones of both Mount Ijen/Ijen Crater and Mount Merapi (not to be confused with the famous Mount Merapi in Central Java).
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1.Where is Ijen Crater Located?
Banyuwangi is at the easternmost tip of Java, and is best known for its ferry connection at Ketapang to Gilimanuk in Bali. This area has a lot more to offer though and it is becoming better known as a visitor destination in its own right. Banyuwangi is also the gateway to some stunning volcanic scenery on the Ijen Plateau as well as the main access point to Mount Bromo
2. How to get to Ijen Crater?
Kawah Ijen, which literally translates to “Ijen Crater,” is located in far eastern Java island. To reach Ijen, take the train from Yogyakarta or Surabaya to Karangasem station or, alternatively, the ferry from Bali to Ketapang. Due to the danger involved in entering the crater, hiring a guide is highly advisable.
3. How to get around (a itinerary like)?
The trip starts at 1am from Banyuwangi. You can get around in most preferred choice a 4WD. After that it is all on foot to hike up Mount Ijen to get to the crater and to walk around the crater rim. But in case of a high activity of the volcano sometime can be shifted to the morning or even prohibited for tourists. Normally the entrance opened about 00.30 am. travelers will climb 3 km is not it and they will come down to the crater, the road to the bottom of the crater are very steep and hard about about 250 meters. Only then, the blue flame pins. This amazing natural phenomenon. Blue flame at Kawah Ijen is unique, rare, and becoming an attraction itself. It also adds to the beauty of Ijen Crater, after the sunrise. On the top of Ijen crater you will see a few flashes of blue fire, but when we descent to the lake you can make some pictures. The road back is very beautiful. Mountain peaks of volcanic complex, a fog and clouds shrouding slopes, scorched trees and dense vegetation of forests and fields are on the way.
Ijen Crater Blue Fire
Ijen Crater Blue Fire is The Best Blue Flame In the world.The Kawah Ijen Volcano, the largest sulfuric acid crater lake in the world, spews blue lava. The Ijen Volcano of Java Island brightens the night with its electric blue flames and lava, which are surrounded by a one-kilometer-wide turquoise lake that identified as the “largest highly acidic crater lake in the world.” It has a pH balance of 0.5 due to sulfuric acid.
Locals call the caldera surrounding Ijen “Gunung Merapi” which means Mountain of Fire. The burning continues twenty-four hours a day, but it’s most visible in darnkess. The volcano emits hydrogen chloride gas, which reacts with water to form Kawah Ijen lake. The water’s pH balance is almost 0 and highly concentrated with hydrochloric acid.The lake seems to have plumes of toxic gas on its 722 m diameter. It also runs into the Banyupahit River.
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