Ijen Crater


The  turquoise water lake  Kawah Ijen ( Ijen Crater) one of the tourist icon in East Java  offers great beautiful scenery of green sulfur lake, at 2000 m above sea level, where the story about humanity begin everyday in the morning. We can see the poor porters running down the mountain with 90 kg sulfur. Walking through the passage of the sulfur porter. The ijen plateau his is the centre of the Ijen – Merapi Malang Reserve.

The Principal attraction at ijen is the large, Superheroes crater lake which lies hidden between sheer walls of deeply furrowed rock at more than 200 meters. The ijen crater itself lies at approximately 2.300 meters above sen level. It form a twin volcano with the now extinct mount Merapi. The enormous crater lake. which is 200 meters deep and covers an area of more than halt a million square meters. Contains about 36 million cubic meters of streaming. Acid water ijen crater shows a special type of vacancies feature common to Indonesia, About 1 kilo meters in diameter and 175 metres deep

Blue Fire Phenomena

Ijen Crater has a rare phenomena that we call as Blue fire  or blue flames coming  cause by sulfur gases from mining area. The magnificent phenomena could be seen only in the midnight from 01.00 and gradually disappear before sunrise at  04.00.

How to reach Bromo Crater?

You cannot reach Ijen Crater from Surabaya to the regency of Bondowoso on the western side or to the city of Banyuwangi on the eastern side; it takes 5–6 hours by land, or by land from Denpasar to Banyuwangi, which takes 4 hours.

How much does the entrance ticket to Ijen Crater cost?

There are two type entrance tickets price to Ijen Crater National Park, its distinguished by visit period
– Weekends or holiday periods cost IDR 150.000 per person.
– Weekdays Period Entrances cost IDR 100.000 per person.

Gas Mask Rental

Ijen Crater It will strongly absorb the sulfur from the mines; for the tourist, it may be hard. At the entrance gate, there are some rental shops ready, and there is a gas mask with a refil filter. 

The Rules to visit Ijen Crater

Reqular Closure

One of the rules approved by the National Park Authority is that every first Friday in the month, the Ijen Ceater will be closed for one day from all activities: tourists and sulfur mine workers. So to visit Ijen, you should avoid those regular days. 

Healt Certificate

It’s a new rule applied in February 2024 by the National Park Authority to trek to Ijen Craters. The visitors should have a health certificate for the Cadiact Health Check; you can get it at the local policlinic.

Recommended tour to Bromo Ijen

This followed tour package could be reference to visit Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi

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