How to get to Ijen Crater, How to go to ijen crater, Best Way Ijen Crater – Ijen crater is the biggest acidotic crater lake in the world. The sulfur crater lake lies between a natural dams of deeply etched rock. It is 200 meters deep and contains about 36 million cubic meters of steaming acid water, shrouded in a smelling swirling sulfur cloud. Inside the crater the different color and size of stones are found. Indeed the crater of Ijen is the beautiful garden of stone as well.
The last magma eruption at Ijen volcano took place in 1871. The eruption jostled its crater lake, which resulted in the lake overflowing, and creating a mudslide which destroyed many villages in the vicinity. Since then only phreatic eruptions or stream eruptions have taken place. Although in 1997, the color of the lake changed slightly and appeared to bubble for a short time, no magmatic eruption occurred at Mount Ijen.
And now tourist visit Ijen not only to see the crater lake and sulfur miner but they also want to see the amazing blue flame. An electric-blue flame that appears from the combustion of sulfuric gases. The gases emerge from cracks in the volcano at high pressure and temperature of up to 1,112°F (600°C). Igniting when they come in contact with air. The Ijen blue flames can reach up to 16 feet (5 meters) high.
How to visit Ijen Crater?
As far as how to get there, you have some options:
- You can take flight from Surabaya or Jakarta to Banyuwangi. Upon arrive in Banyuwangi you can take taxi to your hotel where you stay before you trekking on the midnight.
- Fly to Denpasar Airport in Bali, Indonesia’s busiest tourist hub, then take a ferry over to Java Island, which drops you directly in Banyuwangi for easy pickup by your guide.
- Fly to Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia, and then take the approximately six-hour train journey to Banyuwangi or 8 hours taxi drive from there.
No matter how you arrive to 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 early in the morning and spend the entire day resting in preparation. The most important thing is to be conscious!
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