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6 Enchantment of The Beauty of Ijen Crater and Blue Fire

Ijen Crater and Blue Fire - Mount Ijen or more known with the Ijen Crater, is one mountain that is still active until now. Have high 2.443 meters above sea level with the depth of the lake is 200 meters and wide crater reached 5.466 Hectares, walled caldera as high as 300-500 m and has 4 times erupted in 1796, 1817, 1913, 1936 and 1999.

Beauty of Ijen Crater and Blue Fire
Ijen Crater seen from above

The Ijen crater and blue fire are located in three districts namely Situbondo, Bondowoso, and Banyuwangi. From Ijen Crater, we can see the view of the other mountains in the complex of the Mountains Ijen, which is the peak of Mount Merapi, which is located in the east Kawah Ijen, Mount Raung, Mount Suket, Mountain Ranti, and so on.

Ijen Crater

Ijen crater is a crater lake the largest in the world, which can produce 36 million cubic meters of sulfur and hydrogen chloride with an area of about 5.466 hectares. The crater of this dangerous beauty with a lake of sulfur colored green turquoise with a touch of dramatic and beautiful.

Lake Ijen has a degree of acidity zero and has a depth of 200 meters. Its acidity is very strong it can dissolve clothing and human fingers, Ijen crater is a lake the water is very acid the largest in the world.

Charm, the Beauty of Ijen Crater and the blue fire is the lake that big bluish-green as well as the phenomenon of Blue Fire or Blue Flame radiating in the night.

Ijen Crater Lake seen from the top of Mount Ijen looks very wide and beautiful. This crater is a lake that big bluish-green with the fog and smoke of sulfur is very charming. cold air with a temperature of 10 degrees celsius, even can reach a temperature of 2 degrees celsius, will add its own sensation.

Various plants that exist only in the plateau can also be found, such as the Edelweiss Flower and pine Mountain. In the morning, when the sun began to shine Crater area Ijen, beautiful scenery can be found throughout the property. Ijen crater bluish-green will be added to the light of that golden sun bounces in the crater.

Around the slopes of the crater lay the tree Manisrejo leafy reddish, while the rock walls of the crater are colored sulfur, a yellowish, conditions is what makes the natural scenery here is so impressive to be enjoyed. Foreign tourists who come to the Ijen crater in one year reaching approximately 15,000 people. arrival and visit of the tourists in the months of July to September.

6 The Beauty of Ijen Crater

We have some interesting things that might make you curious and want to go travel to Ijen Crater. As for such things is as follows.

1. Blue Fire
Addition to other natural phenomenon are in the crater of Ijen which is not to be missed is the Blue Fire or Blue Flame, which appears in the middle of the mining of sulfur which could only be seen at night until early morning.

Every early morning at around 02.00 to 04.00, in the vicinity of the crater can be found in the phenomena of Ijen crater and blue fire or blue flame, which is unique in this place, it is because the unique phenomenon in Mount Ijen only exists in Iceland and Indonesia..

2. Sunrise
See the Sunrise is the next cool thing once you see the phenomenon of blue fire. You need to know Ijen Crater is one of the highest mountains in East Java, the eastern part of then you are a very lucky person because the Ijen crater is the place to see the sunrise which is beautiful and is the first sunrise that looks in East Java.

3.  Traditional Sulfur Miners
In the area of the volcano are sulfur mining, which indicates the mountain is still active. The presence of traditional sulfur miners to the attention of visitors at the Crater of Ijen. They boldly approached the lake to dig sulfur with simple equipment and then carried by cart.

Sulfur miners of this take sulfur from the bottom of the crater. Here the smoke is quite thick, but with the equipment cover of the nose to the degree necessary such as gloves, they are still looking for molten sulfur.

Molten sulfur obtained from the pipe leading source of volcanic gases containing sulfur. This Gas flowed through the pipes and then out in the form of molten sulfur are red. Once frozen sulfur yellow.

After the sulfur is cut, the miners would transport it by way of the bear through the path. The burden is borne quite a weight between 70 kg to 100 kg. The miners are already accustomed to shouldering a heavy load this while down the path in the cliffs of the caldera are so steep down the mountain as far as 3 kilometers.

4. Milky Way at the Peak of Ijen Crater
Milky Way – or in the Indonesian language we refer to as the Milky way – is derived from the Latin Via Lactea or the Greek Galaxias, which means “milk”. The Milky Way is a galaxy that has 200-400 billion stars and a diameter of 100,000 light-years with a thickness of 1,000 light-years.

In our galaxy, the Milky Way is there is the Solar system, in which there is a planet Earth. The Milky Way galaxy looks like a band of mist of luminous white that stretched on the celestial sphere.

Ribbons of mist or “aura” fantastic this is a collection of millions of stars and also volume large dust and gas located in the galactic plane. The position of the milky way is visible within the southern hemisphere.

If You want to see the Milky Way, the best time to see it is in the range of April – August, more precisely i.e. in the dry season. In the current night sky, the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. The Milky Way is difficult to see in the big cities because of the abundance of light pollution.

5. Garden view Coffee Arabica Ijen Crater
If you go to the Ijen crater before getting to the tourist area of Ijen crater you will pass the coffee plantations of the Dutch heritage. The Jampit village coffee plantation is one of Bondowoso's agro-tourism managed by PTP Nusantara VII Kalista Jampit.

This plantation is located 74 Km towards the east district Bondowoso. This plantation has an area of 4000 hectares and located at an altitude of 900 M above sea level. The coffee plantation in the garden with the cultivation of arabica coffee.

Arabica coffee plateau Ijen crater known in foreign countries, with Java Coffee.  Coffee is very steady with a sense of bitterness and sour, in contrast with robusta coffee only tasted bitter. For the coffee harvest season in May to September.  At the time of the coffee harvest season, local tourists and foreign countries can own picking coffee and watch the process of its processing.