Ijen Crater : The First Encounter

March 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Ijen Crater : The First Encounter
Hiking Trip
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text & Photos courtesy of I Nyoman Haryadi Wijaya

Kawah Ijen located in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. It’s a one-kilometer wide of acid lake that has beautifully-danger turqoise coloured water.

Together with 12 friends of mine, we ride motorbikes to get to this majestic place. First tips, if you want to visit Kawah Ijen with motorbike I suggest don’t use matic motorbike because the road is going up and up, and you may run out of gas in the middle of nowhere before you can reach the Paltuding.

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We park our motorbikes at stall near the entrance, then we start to trekking from Paltuding to the Pos Bundar, the place that we use for setting up the tents. After 2 hours walk finally we arrive at pos bundar, we start to set up the tents and cooked Cup Noodles (Hiker’s must bring supplies). After dinner, we all get rest early because at 2 AM, we will walk to the crater.

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