The World Largest Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater | Banyuwangi

Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater

The World Largest Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater | Banyuwangi

Kawah Ijen/ Ijen Crater is one of the mainstay tourist destinations of Banyuwangi Regency, in addition to the attractions of Sukamade Beach and G-land (better known as the Banyuwangi diamond tourism triangle). But with the beauty of the Blue Fire, Ijen Crater is the most visited tourist destination.

The beautiful Ijen crater with

Ijen Crater is one of Banyuwangi Regency’s flagship tourist destinations, alongside attractions like Sukamade Beach and G-land (known as the Banyuwangi Diamond Tourism Triangle). However, with the stunning Blue Fire phenomenon, Ijen Crater stands out as the most visited tourist spot.

The picturesque Ijen Crater, with its Tosca green hues, rewards the fatigue of a two-hour climb. Besides the breathtaking lake view, Ijen Crater boasts other natural wonders.

The Enchanting Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater

Ijen Crater is a source of active sulfur from the earth’s depths. Hot steam carrying sulfur, with temperatures reaching 600 degrees Celsius, reacts with oxygen upon contact, resulting in the mesmerizing Blue Fire of Ijen Crater.

Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater
Blue Fire Flame of Ijen Crater, Photo via Lazone

The ideal time to witness this phenomenon is after nightfall; visitors typically depart from Banyuwangi City around midnight, driving for an hour and then embarking on a two-hour climb.

The best time to visit Mount Ijen is during the dry season, from July to September. It’s advisable to avoid visiting during the rainy season when climbing becomes hazardous due to slippery roads.

Traditional Sulfur Mining

Another attraction at Ijen Crater is the presence of traditional sulfur miners. These miners haul sulfur rocks weighing between 60 and 100 kg per basket, a sight that garners admiration from visitors to the crater.

This Blue Fire phenomenon is unique to only two places: Ijen Crater and one location in Iceland. If you’re planning a trip to Indonesia, consider adding the Blue Fire of Ijen Crater to your list of must-visit destinations.

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