Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ijen Crater

Hello everyone,

Today something catching my mind to write is Ijen crater. Indonesian called it Kawah Ijen. The crater is in  Ijen volcano. Again and again it is in my hometown, Banyuwangi. My sister get used to blabbing about this one. Because this crater has wonderful scenery to visit.

Just a little story, I've ever been bothered by my friend room's smell. it smelled weird. Then, she told me that that weird smell came out from the some unique scluptures made from brimstone, shaped various kinds of animal. And she said she got it from Ijen crater. He bought it from the souvenir shop. Those souvenir are so cute, but It's better to put them in the place with good air turnover. So the smell will not bother anyone's nose.

Back to the Ijen crater, as mentioned, it has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. Actually Ijen crater is in the frontier of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso. So, it can be reached from both Banyuwangi and Bondowoso. We can see a lot of sulfur miners who climb and go down the crater. They carry the yellowish stone on their basket by walking.


 FYI, the principal attraction of Ijen is the large crater lake that has much sulfur, which lies hidden between sheer walls of deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. Moreover, it has blue fire phenomenon that there are only two in the world. And that blue fire can only be seen clearly in the dawn. After the dawn, sunrise is amazing as well. It's perfect!!


  1. That's a big crater, it looks hot?

    I'd be scared to get too close.

  2. Again another beautiful place! As michelle said the crater is a little scary. I wonder how the sulphur miners go in there!


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