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Ijen Crater

Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We started to hike at around 1-2am; since it was dark, it was different and therefore maybe more special. The hike was strenuous but doable. We went to see the blue fire, and we did: very special! In the crater itself the fumes of sulfur were a breathtaking - but not in a good way! But well, that's part of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The place landscape is very fantastic and full fill life power. However, I was charged 100,000 IDR for ticket on Indonesian National morning. Also if you want to close blue fire, you have to pay much which claimed by local guide. If refusing, they don't allow. Everything has changed here!!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I can not say how it compares to Bromo as I did not visit Bromo myself, but I heard from a lot of other travellers they prefer Ijen over Bromo. As Ijen requires a reasonable hike to get to the top, there are much less tourists visiting it. This provides a much more raw and true adventurous experience. There will... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Superb attraction and view. When you're on top of the crater looks like you're not on the Earth. Prepare camera with good zoom to see what's going "downstairs" unless you are ready to come down where sulfur is collected. One mad guy tried to go down quickly, he slipped and hit my wife, luckily they both not rattle down.

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Ijen crater is an amazing place and wonderfull on East Java. Located in Banyuwangi Regency, you only need around 75 minutes to reach this hotel from the Banyuwangi City. I just wanna give some advise, because i think its necessary when i see lot of tourist try to entering the crater. Lot of tourist doesnt know about the smoke of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to the Ijen with a tour which we booked in Jogja. We also wanted to see the blue fire and so our trip started at 1am (!!!!). After the exhausting climb to the top of the crater, we started to climb down to the bank of the crater lake. The blue fire was great to see, but afterwards... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The way down is very hard and dangerous but the view is perfect and unique! It's a "must go"! Very very nice the blue flame!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I set off from Anugerah Hotel in Bondowoso at 11pm and reached the foot of Ijen at about 1am. After that it is an easy climb of about 2 hours to the crater. The entry fee is 150,000 (plus another 5,000 or so along the way towards Sempol) on a weekend and the whole place is overcrowded with local and... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you chase for the sunrise, you should start climbing from 2am. It took 4 hours to get to the top. If you want to see "blue fire", get down to the crater where local mine sulfur. Only for people with great stamina.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On the way to Bali take the time to stop by Bromo and IJen, Walk at night all the way up and than all the way down to the blue light! Its worth it. Take sport shoes, a jacket a pullover and jeans. It can be cold at night. You should be able to walk 4 hrs without troubles, than... More

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