The Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes, in East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex.
West of Gunung Merapi is the Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The lake is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation, in which sulfur-laden baskets are carried by hand from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera. The active crater at Kawah Ijen has an equivalent radius of 361 meters, a surface of 41 × 106 square meters. It is 200 meters deep and has a volume of 36 × 106 cubic meters.
An active vent at the edge of the lake is a source of elemental sulfur, and supports a mining operation. Escaping volcanic gasses are channeled through a network of ceramic pipes, resulting in condensation of molten sulfur. The sulfur, which is deep red in color when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. The cooled material is broken into large pieces and carried out in baskets by the miners.
Typical loads range from 70–100 kilograms, and must be carried to the crater rim approximately 200 meters above before being carried several kilometers down the mountain. Most miners make this journey twice a day. The miners are paid by the weight of sulfur transported;
TRANSPORT TO IJEN
From Surabaya you have to go to the city of bondowoso, past the Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Situbondo and Bondowoso. after that try to get public transportation to Sempol, stay one night at Sempol or blawan village. in the morning try to look for local transport (ojek: motor bike taxi) to Paltuding. and start trekking two hours leading up to the crater of Ijen.
from bali you have to go to the city of banyuwangi and stay one night there. in the morning try to get the local transport (ojek: motor bike taxi) to Paltuding. and start trekking two hours to the crater of Ijen.
actually very difficult to get to the Ijen montain without preparation, because there is no good infrastructure.
for that we are offering to you a private transportation, more convenient, faster, safer and certainly cheaper
TRANSPORT TO IJEN
|Surabaya - ijen- surabaya
min : 2 participant
|transportation for 2 days with air conditions, english speaking driver, parking and all road donations
|jogyakarta - bromo - ijen - bali
Starting from Rp 2300000/pax
|excecutive train and bus ticket, transportation with standart tourist facility,with engglish speaking driver, including gasoline, toll fees, parking area and road donation
min 2 [articipant
|transportation for 3 day/2 night,with engglish speaking driver, including gasoline, toll fees, parking area and road donation
|bali - ijen - bali
min 2 participant
|Transportation with standart tourist facility,with engglish speaking driver, including gasoline, toll fees, parking area and road donation jeep, english speaking driver
note :price is for transportation only, not includied entrance fee, hotel, meals, any personal expenses
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