Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater is one of the most recommended volcanoes in Indonesia that you can consider visiting for your holiday. It has a beautiful sight and the esteemed, natural blue flames you can see burning during the night. The active crater stretched for about 134 square kilometres had a beautiful landscape that tourists should not miss out on. There are some Ijen Crater travel tips that you can take into considerations when going into this place, especially if you are a first-time visitor. Located nearby Bondowoso and Banyuwangi, Ijen Crater is a centre-point of the mountain ranges that stretch all across Banyuwangi and it is also considered as part of Baluran National park located to the northern side of the area.
There are so many reasons why you should go to the place. If you wish to see the biggest acidic lake in the world, then make sure to come to this place! Not only that, but it also one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia that have natural, but rare sulphuric gas coming out of the crater. It is less crowded and popular than its volcanic counterpart, Mount bromo. If you wish to have a more peaceful holiday, going to Ijen plateau is definitely recommended!
June to August is the best time to go because there will be less rain there. However, any time is actually good as Indonesia has a mild weather and you do not have to worry much about extreme weathers. But still, make sure to check the weather forecast so you can prepare everything. In this place, you can also see the miners working as well as some coffee plantation at the floor of the Ijen caldera. Make sure to bring layers of jackets and masks to avoid the cold and the smell sulphurous odours.
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