Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kawah Ijen

KawahIjen charm

Mount Ijen or more known crater, is one mountain that is still active today. Has a height of 2,443 m above sea level, walled caldera as high as 300-500 m and has 4 times erupted in 1796, 1817, 1913 and 1936.

Ijen volcano complex is one consisting of a crater of Ijen mountain and high plains. This area is located in three districts namely Situbondo, Bondowoso and Banyuwangi. In this region there are volcanic sulfur mining, which indicates the mountain is still active and activity.

While in the crater area, visitors can see the miners were busy carrying piles of sulfur on their backs, down the steep and filled with toxic gases that are harmful.

Ijen crater is the largest crater lake in the center of the world, which can produce 36 million cubic meters of sulfur and hydrogen chloride with an area of ​​approximately 5,466 hectares .. Dangerous crater has extraordinary beauty with turquoise sulfur lake with dramatic and elegant touch.

Ijenlake has zero degrees of acidity and has a depth of 200 meters. Very strong acidity can dissolve clothing and human fingers.

For those who like to be adventurous, to reach Mount Ijen can be accessed from two directions, namely, from the north and from the south. From the north, can be achieved through Situbondo towards Sempol (Bondowoso) through Wonosari and dilajutkan to Paltuding.

PaltudingSitubondo distance to about 93 km and can ditemput about 2.5 hours. From the south, can be passed on to the slippery Banyuwangi within 15 Km.

 Of Slippery towards Paltuding within 18 Km and forwarded using Jeep or other heavy car about 6 km before to Paltuding. This is because the roads are winding and uphill
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