Beautiful Panorama Ijen Crater Tour: Routes and Attractions

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Beautiful Panorama Ijen Crater Tour: Routes and Attractions
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BANYUWANGI, JALANJALANAJA- Ijen Crater or Mount Ijen is a volcano located on the border of Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency, East Java, Indonesia. This mountain has a height of 2,386 meters above sea level and is located side by side with Mount Merapi. Mount Ijen last erupted in 1999.

Ijen Crater is the center of the largest crater lake in the world, which can produce 36 million cubic meters of sulfur and hydrogen chloride with an area of ​​about 5,466 hectares. This dangerous crater has an extraordinary beauty with a turquoise sulfur lake with a dramatic and beautiful touch. Lake Ijen has zero acidity and has a depth of 200 meters. Its very strong acidity can dissolve human clothes and fingers.

The surrounding panorama with a turquoise green lake with a dramatic and beautiful touch and a fairly cold temperature, is the main attraction and characteristic for Ijen Crater. It is not surprising that Ijen Crater has become a tourist destination for both local and foreign tourists, even a gift for the local community because of the sulfur content in this mountain. Most of the local residents who depend on it as sulfur miners.

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Ijen Crater Attraction

Like other tourist attractions, Ijen Crater also has a number of attractions. There are at least three main attractions that Ijen Crater has. Blue Fire, the activities of the miners, as well as the view of Ijen Crater itself.

Blue Fire

The first attraction in Ijen Crater is Blue Fire. As the name implies, Blue Fire is a blue fire that commonly appears in the middle of sulfur mining. Blue Fire itself can be seen in the early hours of the morning until 5 am.

Not only for local tourists, Blue Fire is in great demand by foreign tourists. The Blue Fire in Ijen Crater itself is one of the two Blue Fires in the world. The other one is in Iceland.

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Miners Activities

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Apart from being a tourist area, Ijen Crater is also a place for miners to make a living. We can see them working around the lake to mine the sulfur that is there.

The sulfur they mine themselves later they bring to sell. Some of the sulfur they brought will also later be made into souvenirs. Apart from being miners, they are also commonly used as tour guides for tourists who do not know the route to Ijen Crater.

Ijen Crater Panorama

The last attraction in Ijen Crater is the panorama of Ijen Crater itself. When we first come here, we will be presented with a stretch of sweetrejo tree whose leaves are reddish.

Around these trees, you will find yellowish wall rocks. If you come in the morning, you will see Ijen Crater is bluish green, and is illuminated by the morning sun.

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Route to Ijen Crater

To get to Ijen Crater, you can use one of the two routes. The two routes are Bondowoso and Banyuwangi.

If you want a closer route, the Banyuwangi route is the route we recommend. Both the Bondowoso and Banyuwangi routes, Friends will later arrive at Paltuding. Paltuding itself is the entrance that will lead you to Ijen Crater.

For vehicles, we can use private vehicles such as cars and motorbikes, or public transportation in the form of public transportation. If you use a private vehicle, make sure to be careful, because the road to Ijen Crater tends to be slippery.

When you arrive, you have to pay a ticket of IDR 5,000 (weekdays) or IDR 7,500 (weekends/holidays). Especially for foreign tourists, they must pay Rp. 100 thousand (weekdays) and Rp. 150 thousand (weekends/holidays). -23

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