Three Indonesian Volcanoes You Must Hike

Tired of the beach? Indonesia not only offers its visitors crystal clear waters. It is also home to more than 130 active volcanoes, which make the country a paradise for adventurous hiking.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is located in East Java and culminates at 2329 meters above sea level, and its crater is 800 meters in diameter and 200 meters deep. The people of the region have remained Hindus. Each year, they observe the ceremony Kesada, during which they make offerings to the crater, which is considered a deity. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, and travelers from all around the world come to admire it. Mount Bromo has shown signs of increasing activity since the end of 2015, with an intensification of the amount smoke coming out of the crater.


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Ijen Crater

The Ijen Crater is located in East Java in the middle of a volcano complex.

During the day, the Crater offers its visitors views of a magnificent turquoise sulphur lake. Even more impressive, during the night, electric-blue flames can be observed. They are ignited by sulfuric gas, which is released by the volcano at temperatures of up to 600 degrees.

The lake is also the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation. Around 200 miners extract 14 tons of sulfur per day, which is carried by hand from the crater floor.


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Mount Batur

Mount Batur is an active volcano located on the Island of Bali. The summit stands at 1700m and offers a stunning view to anyone brave enough to climb to the top. In the middle of the volcanoÕs crater is a lake named Batur that is a good source of fish and drinking water for Bali. In the past, the volcano has been very active, with over 26 eruptions documented since 1804. The most recent one took place 6 years ago.


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