Kawah Ijen is located at the top of Gunung Ijen, which is one of a series of volcanoes in East Java, such as Bromo, Semeru and Merapi. Gunung Ijen is on the east side of Gunung Merapi (central java’s also has Merapi too). Kawah Ijen Tour Area or Nature Reserve Nature Trail is located in the subdistrict of Ijen, Glossy, and District Klobang Banyuwangi, Bondowoso.
Ijen Crater lies at an altitude of 2368 meters above sea surface. The interesting condition is Kawah Ijen located in the middle of the largest caldera on Java Island. The size of the caldera about 20 miles. Size of the crater itself is around 960 meters x 600 meters with a depth of 200 meters. The crater is located at depths greater than 300 meters beneath the caldera wall.
Why Ijen Crater is one of the most acidic crater in the world? Do you know how many degrees of acidity (pH) of this crater? the “Green Crater” from Eastern Java, which has a lake made of 36 million cubic meters representing a solution of sulfuric acid and hydrogen chloride, the most powerful existing acids. afterward, this crater has a very high level of acidity that is close to zero so the human body can dissolve quickly. In addition, the temperature of the crater has reached 200 degrees Celsius, so it will amazed us in different way. However, besides the numbers that make we afraid to visit there, Ijen presents amazing view of the enchanting crater. what is the beauty nature that you can get at the Ijen Crater?
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