Kawah Ijen

The far eastern end of Java is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen and Merapi, which overlook the town of Banyuwangi. While Merapi is extinct, the active crater of Ijen contains a vast sulphureous lake, two hundred metres deep with a volume of around thirty six million cubic metres. A walk around the crater takes a full day.
Kawah Ijen, viewed from a village near

Kawah Ijen; sulphur is mined from the crater near the lake's shore; individual loads, sometimes approaching 70 kg, are carried up the crater rim

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