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Ijen Crater

Banyuwangi, Indonesia
856 488 348 97
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Banyuwangi
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: This is the first and main atraction you may not miss when visiting Banyuwangi, There are only two volcanoes in the world that emit blue flame - this... more »
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

After Bromo this vulcano is ok but not that special. The blue fire is nice but the sulfur smell is awefull and the trek down the crater can be dangerous. A lot of tour operators try to scam you by selling expensive tours and ask extra for the entry fee. A normal entrance fee is 15.000 rp and 30.000 rp... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I visit Ijen early May2014 Before reach there for 2 week official warning it reaction and have more poinsoning. Serious on secure mark but Am i still lucky it reduce. Before to visit Ijen you to fit and firm your body Coz have to hike 3kms up hill it take time about 1.30hrs for me. But Younger can take less.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I planned the Ijen volcano as my first stop in Java coming from Bali. I arrived at midnight in Banyuwangi and got off the bus at ketanpang indah hotel. The receptionist found me a cheap place to stay for 100 k rp incl breakfast. I was lucky that a couple which stayed at the same place organised a driver for... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I reached the spot of blue flame around 4.55am, only saw the blue flame for 5 minutes. Couldn't capture the flame nicely. After a long trekking, thought I must have great pics of this crater....so I decided to wait until the fog that covered the lake went away....almost all of the tourists had returned back to the top after the... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we did the night walk to see the blue flame. wow that is a must see and do. and then we did sunrise watch and had a great view on ijen crater

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This amazing attraction is being used to massivly rip off tourists, so be careful. Don't believe what they tell you. Nevertheless the blue fire of the Ijen in the night is one of the most amazing things we have ever seen, so worth going there despite all the troubles. Here some Info: There are two possibilities to get there, either... More

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The view of Ijen crater is worth the long climbing. The crater is still pristine and locals are taking sulfurs from the crater. There are cabins down the mountain, it's very cold at night but you can see stars as the sky is clear up there. Recommended for hiking and camping.

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Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Its a wonderful thing to see. The photographs that I had seen of this place were compelling me to go. I unfortunately missed out on the crater view from top because we decided to stay down longer for the blue flames and surreal view of sulfur coming out in day light. And by the time we got up the sulfur... More

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South East London
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The trek up to the crater is a little hard going but well worth the effort. The views of the blue lake, the clouds of steam and the desolate landscape are truly amazing. It is also great to see the sulphur miners at various stages of the journey, even if they do want you to buy their sulphur ornaments or... More

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Victoria, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The 3km hike up, the sketchy decent down to the sulphur, and coming home late or walking up early to see the blue flame, It's all worth it. But go prepared. HERE'S HOW TO DO IT My recommendation, stay at Hotel Baru. They have a wide range of rooms to suit any type of traveller (backpacker to "roller suitcasers", solo... More

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