Best Indonesian Volcanoes Ijen Volcano Java – Travel Article

Best Indonesian Volcanoes Ijen Volcano Java

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Best Indonesian Volcanoes Ijen Volcano Java. You do not know hot until you’ve been up close and personal with a running hot lava flow. Its hot. In fact it’s even more than hot. It’s between 700 and 1200 degrees C OR  1300 to 2200 F HOT!!

Indonesia is known to have the most active Volcanos in the world, and to see mother nature burning at higher temps than a dutch oven, is rather remarkable. Did I mention its hot? This is the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Ijen, famous for its turquoise color.

On a recent trip to Asia, I had the opportunity to take a full moon night hike across lava land, to see where it flows. Its magical in every way. Crossing hard cold lava, after it solidifies is remarkable in itself. A science lesson in geological fascination…

In this stunning close up, we see molten sulfur burning atop a sulfur deposit in East Java, Indonesia.

Oh and just in case, don’t forget the coffee on the way back!

By Melinda Fleming.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO INDONESIA? GO AHEAD AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS IN THE POST. Would love to hear your thoughts. 

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