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The Awesomeness of Indonesia – Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater)

Published December 21, 2011 by thejewelholic

This time I will introduce one ofย  the gorgeous place in my country. KAWAH IJEN (Ijen Crater).ย  Located in Ijen Volcano, Bondowoso (and Banyuwangi), East Java, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The active crater has an equivalent radius of 361 meters, a surface of 41 ร— 106 square meters. It is 200 meters deep and has a volume of 36 ร— 106 cubic meters. It’s the largest crater lake in Java Island.

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Last year, me and my friends (Weqy, Ayu n Angga) go on trip to this beautiful crater. We start our trip from Yogyakarta to Jember by train. And just for your information, we did a backpacker trip here. So the train cost is just IDR 33.000. We spent about 12 hours in train, me and my friends like “what?? 12 hours?? what should we do for killing the time??”. So, guess what we did?? we sleep, eat, sleep, aet, sleep again, eat again, do some games and sleep again,,hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€

After 12 hours in train, we arrived in Stasiun Jember. Then we went to Bondowoso by car. It takes one hours to go there. Oh btw, if you want to go to Ijen crater, u better rent a car from bondowoso, ‘coz there’s no public transportation to the place. Fortunately, one of us comes from Bondowoso. So right after we received my friend’s house (Angga’s house) in Bondowoso, we take our time to rest for a night there. Read the rest of this entry →