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Ijen Volcano a Big Crater in Banyuwangi East Java

The Ijen- A Beautiful Big Crater in Banyuwangi East Java

Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi, East Java

Ijen Volcano a Big Crater in Banyuwangi East Java

The Ijen is a big crater in Banyuwangi, East Java, have you ever heard of this name?

Yes, today I will write about a very popular tourist destination in East Java besides Mount Bromo

Hello guys, if yesterday I wrote about the legendary Madakaripura waterfall

today I will continue it by writing Ijen volcano in Banyuwangi, East Java as a series of stories

you can read Bromo Mountain

Ijen crater

Ijen Volcano a Big Crater in Banyuwangi East Java

Ijen Volcano is the largest crater pond in Java.

The sulfur crater pond lies in between an all-natural dam of profoundly inscribed rock.

It is 220 meters deep-seated

and also has around a 35million cubic meters of steaming acid sprinkled, shrouded in a scenting swirling sulfur shadow.

Within the crater, the various colors and also dimensions of rocks are discovered.

Without a doubt, the crater of Ijen is a lovely landscape of rock at the same time.

The scenery of sulfur miners that climb up and also go to the crater is likewise fantastic.

A man places around 10-12 kg of yellow-colored rock into his basket

before descending the hill incline towards the market to sell it

holding the exact very same basket, going parallel, digging the exact very same mineral.

It is the all-organic photo that may be found day-to-day.

Beautiful view from the sky

Ijen Plateau lies in the center of the Ijen-Merapi Malang reserve,

which crosses a lot of the hilly area straight west of Banyuwangi

and also boundaries the Baluran Nationwide Park in the northeast. As at Mt. Bromo,

the caldera is the greatest watched coming from the sky.

The good news is all commercial trips between Denpasar – Surabaya, Yogyakarta, or even Jakarta, can go straight to the Ijen Crater

otherwise straight over, at that point near Ijen plateau,

where the relatively luminescent blue/fresh crater pond kinds a unique landmark.

It has lovely views and is also found around 31 kilometers northwest of Banyuwangi.

The primary tourist destination

The primary tourist destination at Ijen is the sizable Crater Pond

which has a lot of sulfur,

Which lies surprised in between transparent wall surfaces of profoundly furrowed shake at greater than 250 meters.

The Ijen crater on its lies at about 2,400 meters above sea level.

It kinds a double volcano along with the currently vanished Mount Merapi.

The substantial Crater Pond, which is 200 meters deep-seated

and also deals with a region of greater than a thousand area meters,

which has around 35 thousand cubic meters of steaming, acid sprinkle.

Ijen Crater is different from the common volcanic types in Indonesia

because it has special features,

with an area of ​​about 1.1 kilometers and a depth of 175 meters.

its surface is completely covered by a warm lake,

milky green in color which is held in place by a dam built by the Dutch,

the purpose of this dam is to keep the hot mineral-laden water from raining down on the farmland below.

How to go there

This crater can be reached from various directions by motorbike, car, or public transportation, but for the next trip, you have to walk a distance of 3,1 km (forest route).

and the last destination is the most fun, which is the hike to the edge of the lake which only takes about 1 hour.

at night the temperature can get very cold up to 5 degrees Celsius.

you have to prepare a thick jacket to stay warm

the last route is to Jampit

where you can rest and sleep at a volcanology station that is no longer in use

the station is now used by sulfur miners but you can ask permission if you want to rest there

Sulfur mining

Ijen Volcano a Big Crater in Banyuwangi East Java

The final destination is to see the beautiful crater lake in Ijen.

You will also see an amazing view of the local people’s struggle for life.

they work as sulfur miners

The sulfur was transported on foot by traveling long and hard.

Mining produces about 12 tons of sulfur per day

a miner sometimes has to carry up to 75 kg on foot from the rim of the crater down the hill

the journey is about 17.5 km

then the sulfur is sold to a collector in the Banyuwangi area

You can take photos of the struggles of the miners as memories and life lessons

that life is indeed full of struggles

like your efforts to see the beautiful Ijen crater

Oh yes, if you get lost, you don’t need to panic

because the miners who come down to carry the sulfur always leave a trail,

namely yellow dust that you can follow

because that is the path that the miners go up and down every day

Best time to see the crater

After you reach the crater rest for a while at the volcanology station

then the best time to see the crater is 7.30 to 8.30 am

Because at that time the sun started to shine but not too hot

So you can take photos comfortably



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