- 1 How do I get to Ijen crater from Bali?
- 2 Can you swim in Kawah Ijen?
- 3 How do I get from Bali to Banyuwangi?
- 4 Where is Mount Ijen?
- 5 How do I get to Ijen crater?
- 6 Is Ijen active?
- 7 What happens if you swim in acid lake?
- 8 How often does the Kawah Ijen volcano erupt?
- 9 What is the most acidic lake in the world?
- 10 How do I get to Banyuwangi?
- 11 Is Blue Lava real?
- 12 Why does Kawah Ijen have blue lava?
- 13 Is blue lava hotter than regular lava?
How do I get to Ijen crater from Bali?
How to get to Mount Ijen from Bali. Ijen is in East Java. To get there from Bali you need to drive for around 4 hours (from the main tourist parts of Bali like Ubud, Seminyak or Canggu) to Gilimanuk, where you then get a 1-hour ferry to Java, and then for a final 1-hour drive to the base of Kawah Ijen.
Can you swim in Kawah Ijen?
The lake is a 90-degree pool of sulfuric acid in which nothing lives, and which would kill any that dared to swim in it. Birds have been reported to drop dead from the lake’s fumes and to fall into it if they fly overhead.
How do I get from Bali to Banyuwangi?
The best way to get from Bali to Banyuwangi is to fly which takes 1h 1m and costs Rp500000 – Rp850000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rp250000 – Rp270000 and takes 5h 5m.
Where is Mount Ijen?
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes located on the border between Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency of East Java, Indonesia. It is inside an eponymous larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex.
How do I get to Ijen crater?
Ijen is about an hour / an hour and a half drive away from Banyuwangi. It takes about 2 hours / 2 hours and a half to climb and get down to the crater. You will have to leave Banyuwangi between midnight and half midnight if you want to be on time to see the blue flames at night, before the sun rises.
Is Ijen active?
Mount Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, is an active volcano that contains an acidic lake and a sulfur mine. Deep in the crater, in air heavy with toxic gases, miners extract chunks of sulfur.
What happens if you swim in acid lake?
Swimming in an acidic lake or walking in an acidic puddle is no more harmful to people than swimming or walking in clean water. Acid rain can be extremely harmful to forests. Acid rain that seeps into the ground can dissolve nutrients, such as magnesium and calcium, that trees need to be healthy.
How often does the Kawah Ijen volcano erupt?
Ijen has erupted six times since 1796, most recently in 1993. Most of the eruptions were phreatic. The eruptions have been small to moderate (VEI=1-2).
What is the most acidic lake in the world?
The turquoise lake in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano looks serene and inviting. It also happens to be the world’s largest acidic lake. The water in the crater lake has a pH less than 0.3 on a scale of 0 to 14 (7 is neutral).
How do I get to Banyuwangi?
The city of Banyuwangi is located around 239 km east of Surabaya, the capital of the province of East Java. You can travel from Surabaya to Banyuwangi by car or by train. You can also travel by car from any other large city in East Java to Banyuwangi.
Is Blue Lava real?
Blue lava, also known as Api Biru, and simply referred to as blue fire or sulfur fire, is a phenomenon that occurs when sulfur burns. It is an electric- blue flame that has the illusory appearance of lava.
Why does Kawah Ijen have blue lava?
But at Kawah Ijen, extremely high quantities of sulfuric gases emerge at high pressures and temperatures (sometimes in excess of 600°C) along with the lava. Exposed to the oxygen present in air and sparked by lava, the sulfur burns readily, and its flames are bright blue.
Is blue lava hotter than regular lava?
Most readers are familiar with the many blue minerals highlighted in this issue of Rocks & Minerals. At much higher temperatures, around 6000°C and up, black-body emission is distinctly blue, but this is much, much hotter than any magma can achieve naturally on Earth.