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Ijen Crater description

Ijen Crater description | Ijen Crater in East Java contains the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise colour. The active crater measuring 950×600 m is known for its rich sulphur deposits which are being quarried. The volcano is one of several active stratovolcanoes constructed over the 20 km wide Ijen caldera, the largest caldera in Java. Eruptions from Ijen are very hazardous because of the risk of the lake draining to form catastrophic lahars.

Ijen Crater description

Ijen Crater description

Ijen Crater or Kawah Ijen also a volcanic tourism attraction in Indonesia. Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen) is a famous tourism object, which has been known by domestic and foreign tourists because of the beautiful and charming nature. It is 5,466 hectares, 2,386 meters high from the depth of the sea, with a 92 hectares tourism forest. Its temperature is between 2 to 8-degree centigrade and the crater area lies at 2.386 meters above sea level

There are many beautiful species of plants that can be found there, such as; the edelweiss flower and the Casuarina Junghu (cemara Gunung), etc. Various animals can also be seen in the area like jungle fowl (ayam hutan) and porcupine (landak).

Ijen Crater description

Ijen Crater description

Ijen Crater lies about 68km from the town centre. There are some the facilities here such as a campground, a shelter and Tourist Information Center (TIC) etc.

The best time to enjoy the crater scenery is in the morning when the yellow sunlight glows the yellow water and shines on the surrounding mountain like mount Merapi, the sister of Mount Ijen. Morning haze is creating a tranquillity that we don’t get in metropolitan towns. At 2 pm, the crater is closed for the reason that the thick smoke from the crater is poisonous.

How to Visit Ijen Crater | Ijen Crater description

No matter how you arrive in Banyuwangi, make sure to keep in mind that your trek will probably start around midnight. While some tourists prefer to arrive around this time and get right to it, others prefer to get there early in the morning and spend the entire day resting in preparation.

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