Otherworldly: Ijen Crater Volcano Has Blue Lava
The best time to see the lava flow is at night
19 Apr 2022
Ijen Crater volcano in East Java, Indonesia
Ijen Crater volcano in East Java, Indonesia

Ijen Crater is a volcano in East Java, Indonesia. This mountain is famous for its blue lava, which is actually molten sulfur. Blue lava flows slowly down the side of the volcano and can reach temperatures of up to 600 degrees Celsius.

Ijen Crater volcano is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Indonesia. Every day, hundreds of people come to see the blue lava flow. The best time to view the lava flow is at night, when the lava is illuminated by moonlight.

Blue lava can only be seen in the evening

The blue lava of Ijen Crater is caused by the high sulfur content of the lava. When lava comes into contact with air, it oxidizes and turns blue. It can only be seen at night. The blue lava of Ijen Crater is truly a beautiful sight to behold and an amazing natural phenomenon.

The beautiful blue lava of Ijen Crater at night / Expedia
The beautiful blue lava of Ijen Crater at night / Expedia

Ijen Crater volcano is also home to Indonesia's largest sulfur mine. Sulfur is mined by workers who descend into the crater to collect molten sulfur. Workers then carried the sulfur up the steep slopes of the volcano, where it was sold to tourists.

If you are planning to visit Ijen Crater, there are a few things you should know.

  • First you need to prepare for a long journey. The ascent from the base of the volcano to the rim of the crater can take up to four hours.
  • Second, you must wear closed shoes and long pants to protect your feet and legs from the heat of the lava.
  • Lastly, you should bring plenty of water and snacks, because there are no food or drink vendors at Ijen Crater.

Waiting for the beautiful sunrise at Ijen Crater

Ijen Crater is also a great place to watch the sunrise. The best time to visit Ijen Crater is between June and September, when the weather is dry and the chances of rain are less.

The atmosphere of Ijen Crater at sunrise
The atmosphere of Ijen Crater at sunrise
Ijen Crater at dawn
Ijen Crater at dawn

Dialoog Banyuwangi, a hotel near Ijen Crater

If you are planning to visit Ijen Crater, you should consider staying at the Dialoog Banyuwangi hotel. Dialoog Banyuwangi offers Ijen Crater tour packages which include transportation, accommodation, and meals. The tour package also includes a tour around the crater lake.

In addition, the Dialoog Banyuwangi hotel is located right on the beach, so you can enjoy the sun and sand right from your room. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

 
 
 
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