Mount Ijen, an active volcano which has an altitude of 2443 meters and has erupted four times in 1796, 1817, 1913, 1936.
 Here there is a place that is so beautiful and it is always tempting to visit, crater Ijen. to be able to reach the Ijen crater there are two paths that the north and south lanes. When choosing a passing lane south, from Banyuwangi journey to the village of slippery then proceed to Paltuding with a distance of 35 km with a mileage of 1.5 hours. And if tourists choose the north path means we are departing passes Situbondo, towards sempol pass garduatak Wonosari, then proceed to Paltuiding that can be achieved with a distance of 93 km and takes about 2.5 hours.  
Once you reach the top of the crater of Ijen. then you will find a very beautiful crater which is usually called the Ijen crater. Ijen crater is acidic green water Tosca, topped with high ijen 2368 meters above sea level, the lake depth of 200 meters and 5466 hectares wide crater. Ijen Crater Lake, a lake multi component reactor in which the process, both physics and chemistry. As among the magmatic gas release, dissolving rocks, deposition, the formation of new material, and dissolving back substances - are formed. resulting in lake water is very acidic and contains dissolved material with a very high concentration.In addition, other phenomena resulting crater is certainly sublimate sulfur. Sulfur resulting from the sublimation gas - sulfur gases contained in sulfur acid temperature of about 200 degrees Celsius, with a capacity of 8 tons of sulfur per day. Here tourists will meet the sulfur miners who perform daily activities to collect and print sulfur. which turned out to have advantages able to treat skin diseases, as bleach sugar, cosmetic ingredients, a mixture of soap and mixed materials for the manufacture of vehicle tires.admiration does not stop here. phenomenon beautiful from the crater of Ijen is able to beat the sunrises and sunsets are blue Fire / Blue Fire / Blue Flame. To see the blue flame coming out of the hot gas from the pipe bursts sulfates, tourists should wait for night time using a tour guide and that means tourists should start climbing early in the morning. a struggle indeed, but believe me look very pretty beauty blue fire struggle to pay your trip. The time used the climb to see the blue flame in the crater of Ijen between 02.00 am until 03.00 pm from Paltuding.
 Some existing public facilities in Paltuding including camping ground, rest area, mosque, stalls, and toilets.Sulfur minersNo less stunning scenery of the crater of Ijen is the activity of the sulfur miners who indulge daily in Ijen crater. About 350 miners, consisting of the pawon and sulfur bearers working PT. Canding Rimbi, Castle Village. Named the Pawon which means kitchen in the Java language, are those who come into contact with sulfur. Starting from the gas discharge control sulfate of iron pipes, cooling pipes with pipe sections in order to flush the hot gas decreases and sulfur sublimes process faster, and take the sulfur that has been frozen with traditional tools "crowbar", then collected to be transported by the carrier sulfur usually called bearers.The sulfur bearers will take the sulfur from the crater using traditional basket made of bamboo, in one haul the sulfur bearers can carry between 50 kg to 80 kg, but there are several bearers that can haul sulfur up to 100 kg. the bearer in one day can take up to twice the sulfur.Sulfur which has been transported to the weighing brought in two places first "cottage Bunder" and the last post "Paltuding", the sulfur miners traveled from the crater to the last post 3 km.The process of sulfurSulfur that has been transported and assembled into one in the post Paltuding then transported by truck to the village Blambangan to do the sorting. This process by heating the whole of sulfur in a large furnace with burning coals. Liquid sulfur will be filtered to separate dirt form of pebbles and shards of wood.Sulfur that is clean in print in accordance with market demand, the mold can be shaped plates or small spheres.

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