Kawah Ijen / Ijen Crater Blue Fire Tour From Bali Banyuwangi Surabaya
Mount Ijen Crater / Kawah Ijen is the most visited by local tourists and foreign tourists
No wonder Ijen Crater is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Banyuwangi. Ijen Crater or also commonly called Blue Fire is a very interesting phenomenon to see. The extraordinary view from this crater is the Blue Fire natural phenomenon. For the route to the Ijen crater, you can go through Bondowoso and Banyuwangi. For those of you who have never passed this route, be careful because in addition to steep roads, some pass through the Perhutani area which has minimal lighting and many sharp turns. It is advisable to bring an experienced driver or who knows the terrain for your safety.
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About Kawah Ijen / Ijen Crater Banyuwangi
Ijen Banyuwangi Crater itself is above 2,368 meters above sea level. This 20 km wide crater surrounded by a 300-500 meter high caldera wall can make anyone who witnessed it flabbergasted in awe. Although this crater seems to have a tourist attraction to approach, you must still be careful. Because, the temperature of the crater reaches 200 degrees Celsius with an acidity level that can melt clothes and the human body.
What’s interesting in Ijen Crater Banyuwangi?
1. Why is there a Blue Fire on Mount Ijen Crater?
The blue glow that is seen is actually the process of the gas resulting from the combustion reaction of sulfur compounds. With such a large sulfur content met with high-pressure geothermal heat, so that an oxidation reaction occurred. The reaction of burning sulfur is what produces heat and visible blue light by the receptors of our eyes.
During the day, Ijen Crater looks green to blue. Which in Ijen Crater has a very high acid content. It turns out that the chemical compounds on Mount Ijen are what affect the blue fire and in different ways.
2. There are only two in the world
Ijen Crater or blue flames, which are quite rare, can be found in only 2 locations in the world, namely at Mount Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi, Indonesia, ASIA and in EUROPE, Iceland. The right time to see the Blue Fire natural phenomenon in the Ijen crater is at 03.00 WIB to 05.00 WIB, or more precisely in the morning.
Not only that, if we are lucky, we can witness the natural charm of this one by seeing the natural blend of red skies, bluish lakes and clumps of sulfur smoke around Ijen Crater which presents a very exotic and interesting natural charm for every visitor to capture. So do not be surprised if the Ijen crater is very attractive to visitors, both local and international tourists.
3. Sunrise Of Java at Ijen Crater
It turns out that the natural charm presented by the Ijen crater is not only focused on the Blue Fire phenomenon, but tourists can also witness a very amazing natural scenery before the morning in the form of the Rising Sun or “SUNRISE OF JAVA” which shines so exotically on the east side of the Crater cliff. Ijen or at the eastern tip of the island of Java. Surely a very extraordinary natural scenery!
Where can Ijen crater be reached?
1. Reaching Ijen Crater from Surabaya
to reach Ijen crater is very easy, if you are from a foreign country or the western part of Indonesia, you can take a flight to Surabaya and from Surabaya airport you can take a Damri bus with a direct route to Banyuwangi, and from Banyuangi you can stay overnight and look for a tour agent who can arrange your tour for the blue fire of Ijen crater, but finding a tour agent in Banyuwangi is also not difficult, every hotel where you stay usually provides tour facilities
2. Reaching Ijen Crater from Bali and Banyuwangi
If you are in Bali you can go directly to Gili Manuk port to cross, to reach the Port you can take a tour agency rental car and driver or take a bus to Gili Manuk port, when you get there you can buy a ticket and cross the crossing with a duration of 1 hour , when you arrive at Ketapang Banyuwangi Harbor you can stay at the hotel first to rest, because the Ijen crater blue fire tour starts at 01.00Am starting from the inn