Ijen volcano blue fire
Ijen volcano blue fire is a natural phenomenon that is also a tourist attraction in Banyuwangi
If previously I wrote about the beautiful Ijen crater
now I will write briefly about the phenomenon of blue fire which is also in the Ijen volcano
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what is blue fire
many people think that the blue fire is a fire that appears from the ground and the color is blue
but that’s not really what it means
Blue fire is a natural phenomenon that arises because of gas coming out of a rock gap with a temperature of around 600 degrees Celsius
This hot gas then meets the surrounding air temperature, causing this blue fire phenomenon
Is blue fire dangerous?
Yes, blue fire is very dangerous because of its high acid content
This very high acidity value even close to zero can dissolve the human body quickly
Seeing the blue fire in Ijen
Then how to see the blue fire in Ijen?
There is one good news, namely the climb to the Ijen crater has been reopened to the public
and the only way to see the blue fire phenomenon in Ijen is by climbing at night
Best time to see blue fire
This blue fire phenomenon attracts many tourists to come
it’s just that this blue fire doesn’t always exist all the time
and unfortunately this blue fire phenomenon only has two in the world
namely Indonesia and Iceland
blue fire can be seen clearly in the dry season
the best time to see it is to do the hike at night around 1am
climbing from the foot of the mountain to the blue fire crater is about 2 hours
and this blue fire is getting smaller at 4.30 am
so you guys don’t wake up late so you miss this rare moment
To climb Ijen Crater, you have to prepare a few things
the first one must be physically strong because the climb is approximately 2.5 hours
even though it’s only 2.5 hours but still tiring
then you must have a prime physique
Don’t forget the jacket too because the weather is cold
enough drinks and food so you still have the energy to reach the top of the crater
good camera so when you meet blue fire you can capture it in beautiful pictures
Don’t visit Ijen during holidays or weekends because it will be very full of local tourists who also want to see the blue fire
come on weekdays so not many tourists or visitors come
How to visit Ijen Crater?
the most comfort and easy way to climb Ijen crater is to use an operator
When you arrive in the city of Banyuwangi you must be looking for a hostel or hotel, right?
look for a hostel or hotel that is quite good
usually the hostel or hotel cooperates with a tour operator to the Ijen crater
You just pay the agreed price and then later you will be picked up by the operator team to be escorted and accompanied by climbing the top of Ijen Crater
the cost is also not too expensive depending on the services provided
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How to get to Banyuwangi
The way to visit the city of Banyuwangi is very easy because there are many transportations that you can use
you can go by train or bus
But if you depart from the city of Yogyakarta it is more comfortable to ride the train
why? because besides being quite cheap it is also comfortable, you only need to pay a ticket for 94 thousand rupiah
and when you arrive at the Banyuwangi train station, you just have to walk out
and around the station there are lots of hotels or hostels and motorbike rentals
By the way, if you stay long enough in Banyuwangi, you should rent a motorbike
so you can explore other tourist attractions around Banyuwangi.
motorbike rental rates are only around 70-80 thousand rupiah per day
so what do you think?
Are you interested in visiting the city of Banyuwangi and seeing the phenomenal blue fire??
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