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Mount Ijen

Kawah Ijen is a crater at the summit of Mount Ijen and Mt Ijen is an active volcano in border district of Banyuwangi, Situbondo and Bondowoso, East Java. The mountain has an altitude of 2,443 meters above sea level have the phenomenon of blue fire resulting from the burning of sulfur gases and contact with air at temperatures above 360 degrees Celsius.

Ijen is a mountain and has very amazing crater that spilled molten sulfur material and the lake has very high levels of acid, the most acid of all stagnant water around the world. The travelers can view a natural scene is blue flames are visible only at night.

Tinuku Travel Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Tinuku.com Travel Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Travel.Tinuku.com Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Mount Ijen is an active volcano has a height of 2,443 meters, the caldera wall height of 500 meters and has erupted in 1796, 1817, 1913, 1936 and 1999. In the mountain region are sulfur mining carried on the backs of the miners with down the road is steep and full of gas toxic.

Ijen crater is the center of an area of 5,466 hectares which produce 36 million cubic meters of sulfur and hydrogen chloride. Malicious crater has outstanding beauty with turquoise sulfur lake and dramatic touch. The water in lake has depth of 200 meters is very acidic and can dissolve clothing and human finger.

The phenomenon of blue fire was not caused by lava, but the flickering blue flames from gas produced sulfur. Unusual blue light resulting from the burning of sulfur gases in contact with air at temperatures above 360 degrees Celsius.

Blue flames are visible only when the night or before sunrise. After sunrise, the flame turns yellow or orange. The scenery is amazing like being on another planet. Sulfur appears in large quantity, high pressure and temperatures sometimes over 600 degrees Celsius out with lava on caldera walls length of 960 meters, width 600 meters, height 300 meters and water depth 200 meters.

Location: Mount Ijen, East Java.

Activity: Trekking, hiking, camping. Explore the flora and fauna. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Tinuku Travel Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Tinuku.com Travel Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Travel.Tinuku.com Mount Ijen, watching amazing blue fire in acid lake and spill millions cubic sulfur into crater

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants and hotels.

Reach access: 34 km from Banyuwangi city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi city. Then use a car to Licin town, then use a 4x4 car to Paltuding.

Advice: The best time to visit Mount Ijen is in the dry season from July to September. Blue flame appeared the most beautiful hours of 01:00 until 02:00 at night and only in crater.

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