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Ijen Crater Closed Every First Friday of The Month

Ijen Crater is a natural wonder located in East Java, Indonesia, that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Known for its turquoise acidic lake, sulfuric fumes, and mesmerizing blue flames, Ijen Crater is a popular destination for adventurous travelers and nature enthusiasts.

However, if you’re planning to visit Ijen Crater, it’s important to note that the site is closed every first Friday of the month. This decision was made by the government to protect the environment. There will be activities by locals and environmental groups to clean up trash around the Kawah Ijen. It aims to keep this tourist area clean and comfortable for all tourists while visiting Mount Ijen and spending their vacation.

When does mount Ijen will reopen for visitors?

Ijen crater would reopen for visitors starting on Saturday 02.00 am. And the entrance would be open at 02.00 am. If you want to see the blue fire phenomenon, ideal time to start at 02.00am or you could take panorama tour only that mostly start hiking at around 04.00 am from Paltuding (base area). Entrance ticket for foreigner on weekdays is IDR 100k and on weekend is IDR 150k. Please make sure that your plan to visit Ijen is out from those dates above, so you can keep going to witness the beauty of Ijen crater.

You can still plan your trip to Ijen Crater and enjoy its beauty on other days of the month. The crater is open to visitors every day except the first Friday, and you can check the updated schedules and availability of tours through Inadventure Travel or the official Ijen Crater website.

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