Ijen Crater Tourism Area is included in the Ijen Tourist Park Nature Reserve area with an area of 2,560 hectares, including a tourist forest area of 92 hectares.
Ijen Crater is located at the top of Mount Ijen in Licin District, Banyuwangi Regency and Klobang District, Bondowoso Regency.
What is interesting is that this crater is in the middle of the widest caldera on the island of Java with a diameter of 6 km. The size of the crater itself is about 960 meters x 600 meters with a depth of 200 meters.
The crater is located at a depth of more than 300 meters below the caldera wall.
Ijen Crater is one of the largest acidic craters in the world.
It has an acidity level close to zero, so it can dissolve the human body quickly.
Ijen Crater Natural Tourism is a tourist attraction that has been widely known by domestic and foreign tourists because of its natural beauty. Every day Ijen Crater is never empty of visitors.
On an average day visitors to Ijen Crater average only hundreds of people, but at the end of the week or holiday can reach more than 2 thousand people, even at certain moments such as the eve of the turn of the year, visitors can reach 4 thousand more.
The charm of the beauty of the crater ijen
Ijen Crater from the top of Mount Ijen looks very beautiful. In addition, cold air with a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, can even reach a temperature of 2 degrees Celsius, will add its own sensation.
In the morning, when the sun starts to shine on the Ijen Crater area, a beautiful view you can enjoy.
Various plants that only exist in the highlands can also be found, such as Edelweis Flowers and Mountain Fir.
Around the slopes of the crater are spread sweetrejo trees (cantiqi) that are reddish-leaved, while the crater wall rocks are sulfur-colored, yellowish, these conditions are what make the natural panorama here so impressive to enjoy.
From Ijen Crater, you will see a series of other mountains in the Ijen Mountains region, such as Mount Merapi in the east, Mount Raung, Mount Suket, Mount Rante and so on.
Enjoy The Blue Fire
Blue Fire in Mount Ijen, East Java, is often hunted by adventurers especially for those who like photography.
Unfortunately, the Blue Fire of Mount Ijen, which only exists two times in the world, namely in Indonesia and Eslandia, does not always appear all the time.
The phenomenon of gases coming out of sulfur mountains and mixed with oxygen displays a shape like a blue flame. This is known as Blue Fire.
Here are some tips on hunting Blue Fire Mount Ijen so that your arrival to Mount IJen does not disappoint:
Climb around 1:00 a.m.
The best time to see the Blue Fire is at midnight, because when the sky is dark then the blue color will be seen more clearly. Leave around 1:00 a.m. Travel time is about 2 hours, depending on physical condition.
Blue fire will get smaller when it reaches 05.00 WIB, so do not let you wake up.
Blue Fire’s dry season when the rainy season appears more timid. While during the dry season, the blue fire of Mount Ijen tends to be larger.
During the dry season around July – September is the best time to climb Mount Ijen. Because the mountain path is dry sandy, so it is not slippery and safer for visitors.
Prepare the physical and equipment as best as possible.
In order to pursue the Blue Fire on Mount Ijen, the health of the body needs to be maintained. Although Mount Ijen is famous as a tourist mountain, but the height of Mount Ijen is not worth underrating.
Climbing this mountain is quite draining, so good physical preparation by exercising before climbing, should still be done.
In addition, the Blue Fire Moment of Mount Ijen is a special moment. Then prepare the equipment as best as possible. Cameras and devices should not be forgotten because the climb is done early in the morning, of course do not forget to bring a flashlight.
It’s good to use a head flashlight so that it is easy to move. The air of Mount Ijen is quite cold, so use warm clothes, jackets, socks and hands socks. Sandy terrain, should also be prepared by choosing comfortable and not slippery footwear.
Do not forget to bring a mask because the dust of Mount Ijen scattered and sulfur gas smelled stronger especially when approaching the summit.
You can wet the mask with a little water to reduce the inhaled dust and odor that enters.