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Blue Fire, Only 2 in the World Only in Indonesia

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The blue fire of Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi. (Photo:

BANYUWANGI – Travelers may have heard of the blue fire phenomenon. in fact, There are only two blue fires in the world. One of them is in Indonesia lol.

Indonesian people can certainly be proud because they have Mount Ijen in Banyuwangi. because, Mount Ijen is one of only two places in the world to see blue fire. While another one is in Iceland.

For travelers who don't know, Mount Ijen is an active volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi and Bondowoso in East Java. Ijen has a height 2.443 Mdpl and directly adjacent to Mount Merapi.

Last erupted in 1999, Ijen saves beauty through the crater that travelers can see at its peak. When coming there between o'clock 02.00-04.00 WIB, a traveler can even see the blue fire phenomenon which is the hallmark of Ijen.

Ijen Crater Line. (Photo:

But even though it's called blue fire, in fact it's not fire. detikTravel who had visited Ijen Crater some time ago was also told about the 'secret'’ of that blue fire.

Facts, Blue fire is a natural phenomenon where gas escaping from the ground meets oxygen and causes a blue flame effect. The color is not much different from the blue flame that is commonly found when turning on the stove.

Ijen Crater at noon. (Photo:

Even so, The blue fire branding has also been accepted and recognized by the world. The traveler also doesn't question these details. One for sure, Everyone agrees that there are only two Ijen blue fires in the world and they are incredibly beautiful.

Just so you know, the phenomenon of blue flames in the Ijen Crater was first seen by the surrounding community in the 1950s. You who want to see the blue fire, please climb Mount Ijen in Banyuwangi.

Way there:

For travelers who want to see the blue fire, Of course you have to climb Mount Ijen first. From the Paltuding Post which became the first post for climbing, traveler must walk as far 3 km more to see the blue flame.

Travel in 1 The first km will be gentle. Then 1 The second km will be uphill and this is heavy. Then 1 the last km the traveler will find the current terrain.

It's not over yet, travelers still have to 800 meters down the crater to see the blue flames. Good luck, traveler! (