Ijen crater Ijen banyuwangiKawah

Ijen crater Ijen banyuwangiKawah

Ijen Crater Tourism Area is situated in the middle area of ​​nature reserves included in the crater area regency, District Klobang and Banyuwangi, District slippery. This crater is a green lake tosca arriving at an altitude of 2368 meters above sea level. Caldera crater walls as high as 300-500m. Ijen lake has zero degrees of acidity, has a depth of 200 meters. Acidity is strong enough to dissolve the clothing and the human finger.

This crater has an area of ​​about 5466 hectares. Water crater was quite calm and bluish green. The scene there looks so amazing in the morning. Water crater volume of about 200 million cubic meters to reach 200 degrees Celsius heat it emits a golden glow green when the sunlight hits the back of Mount Merapi, the twin brother of Mount Ijen.
To reach this area there are two ways, first through Banyuwangi town 38 km to the west through the slippery-Guava-Paltuding. The second way is through the town eastwards Bondowoso through Wonosari-Sempol-Paltuding far as 70 km. But although much of this second way is the most preferred by visitors because the road is paved smooth. While the route through Banyuwangi still a macadam road with a fairly steep incline.
If the passing route of Bondowoso, in the course of going through the restricted zone of coffee plantation area which has three different gates. At each gate, visitors will be asked to sign the guest book and write the purpose of his trip. The view area is very attractive with a carpet of green coffee plantations arabikanya regularly, then afterwards there's Perhutani pine forest and virgin forest also Ijen-Merapi Nature Reserve which is so dense.

Travel tour to the crater Ijen, starting from Paltuding which is an outpost at the foot of Mount Merapi Perhutani-Ijen. From here there is a dirt road climb to an altitude of 2.400m and takes about 2 hours to walk leisurely. Arrive at the lip of the crater, stunning scenery will be presented in front of the eye. A green lake with a diameter of about 1 km is covered in mist and sulfur fumes were far below. From here visitors can see the miner-sulfur miners near the lake. To go to the lake, visitors must down the caldera cliff rocks along the path which is usually passed by the miners. Wet handkerchief is necessary here, because sometimes the wind carried the smoke to the path of decline.

Ijen crater Ijen banyuwangiKawah

There are mining sites also become another major uniqueness of the crater tours besides the panoramic beauty of the course there. Mining of sulfur here still wear the traditional way in which transport to use assumed way human labor. Traditional mining is said to exist only on Indonesia, which in Welirang and Ijen. Expenses are transported each miner can weigh 85kg. The burden is especially great weight that must be transported through the caldera wall is so steep as far as 3km down the mountain. Income received by an average miner Rp.25 thousand, or around Rp 300, - per kilo. One of the miners are usually only able to take one trip each day, because the weight of the job. All the miners would gather at a round building of ancient relics that read â € œPengairan Netherlands crater which is now known as the Round Pos. In this post miners weigh the cargo and get a piece of paper about the content and value.

Taking place at the bottom of the crater contained sulfur, parallel to the surface of the lake. Always dense white smoke gushed out through the iron pipe which is connected to a source of sulfur. From this bright red fumaroles melt melt out and immediately freeze exposed to cold air, forming a bright yellow solid sulfur. Sulfur rocks is what will be taken. Cut with the help of a crowbar and then immediately transported preformance basket.

In addition to the surface of the lake, visitors can also surround the caldera, which took less than a full day. Climbing to the crater is generally recommended starting in the morning. For security reasons, the climb to the crater of Paltuding closed after 14:00, because pekatnya smoke and the possibility of wind direction that leads into the path of ascent.