Ijen Creater

Ijen lies at the summit of Mount Ijen, which is one of a series of volcanoes in East Java such as Bromo, Semeru and Merapi. Mount Ijen is located on the east side of Mount Merapi (in East Java, there is also a mountain which has the same name as the mountain that is Mount Merapi, Central Java). Ijen Crater Tourism Region or Ijen Nature Reserve Nature Trail is located in the subdistrict of Greasy, Banyuwangi district and subdistrict Klobang, Bondowoso.

Ijen Crater lies at an altitude of 2368 meters above sea level. What is interesting is situated in the middle of this crater is the largest caldera on
the island of Java. Caldera size of about 20 kilometers. Size crater itself is around 960 meters x 600 meters with depth of 200 meters. This crater is located at a depth of more than 300 meters below the caldera wall.

Why Ijen Crater is one of the largest in the world's most acid? Do you know how many degrees of acidity (pH) of this crater? This crater has a very high level of acidity is close to zero so that it can dissolve human body quickly. In addition, the temperature of the crater that reached 200 degrees

centigrade increase amazed by this huge crater. However, behind the numbers that make these fears, it turns out this crater also presents a fascinating charm of beauty. The beauty of whatever you can get in the crater?


From the crater of Mount Ijen looks very beautiful. This crater is a large lake with a bluish-green mist and sulfur fumes very charming. In addition, cold air with a temperature of 10 degrees centigrade, the temperature could even reach two degrees Celsius, will add its own sensation. Various plants that exist only in the highlands you can also find, like Flowers Edelweis and Pines Mountain.

As the morning, when the sun began to shine crater area, the beautiful scenery you can enjoy. Ijen a bluish green color will be increased in the golden sunlight reflecting in the crater. Stunning scenery you can also get with the charm of beauty to see the nearby Mount Merapi. Mount Merapi has similarities with the shape of Mount Ijen. The most appropriate time to witness the beauty of Ijen is in the morning.

To reach Ijen, you have to down a path along the caldera cliffs. Do not forget to bring life cover because sometimes the sulfur smoke is blown through the track. You can also surround the caldera in the region which takes eight to 10 hours to reach on foot.



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