Banyuwangi Top Landmarks - Indonesia

Banyuwangi Top Landmarks – Indonesia

Banyuwangi Indonesia
Banyuwangi Indonesia

Translated from the Indonesian language, Banyuwangi means “fragrant water”, which is associated with a local legend. It is the easternmost city on the island of Java, from where dawn begins, casting its first rays of sunshine on the lush green and most populous island. Banyuwangi County covers an area of ​​5800 sq. km, including the southern beaches washed by the Indian Ocean, the impressive Raung volcano at 3282 meters above sea level and the Merapi volcano at 2800 meters above sea level.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

The city of Banyuwangi will open up an amazing world of wild animals roaming freely in Alas Purwo Park, which is the oldest nature reserve on the island of Java. Here you can hike the savannah of Baluran Park or visit the secluded and unspoiled beaches of the Pulau Merah or G-Land Islands, as well as go to Sukamade Beach, which is returned every year. turtles for laying eggs. In the city of Banyuwangi, Indonesia, trackers can climb the stunning crater of the Ijen volcanic complex by night, and enjoy the views of blue flames that emerge from the yellow sulfur cliffs.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

How to get there

For most of the attractions around Banyuwangi, it is best to rent a car at the airport, or through a hotel or travel agent. When renting a car, be sure to make sure it is durable and comfortable, especially if you are planning to visit mountainous areas or rugged nature reserves, despite the fact that even dirt roads are generally good here.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

If you want to sail from Bali , take a ferry from Gilimanuk Port on the western tip of Bali to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi City. You can also travel by car from Surabaya or any other major city in East Java to Banyuwangi, Indonesia. (more…)

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located on the Indonesian island of Java, east of the city of Malang and the south-east of the city of Surabaya. It is one of the most popular national parks in Java thanks to the cluster of volcanoes around Mount Bromo. The main attraction of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park lies in the beautiful surrounding landscape, which has become one of the most iconic symbols of Indonesia and the hallmark of this country. Highly recommended for those interested in volcanoes.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Short description

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is named after two peaks – Mount Semeru (the highest on the island of Java), Mount Bromo (the most popular among tourists) and Tenggers – local residents who inhabit the mountainous area of ​​the park.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Mount Bromo is the most visited part of the National Park by tourists. The entire summit of Mount Bromo (an altitude of 2329 m above sea level) was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and its crater continues to periodically emit vapors of white sulfur smoke. The mountain is located inside the massive Tengger caldera with a maximum width of 10 km. Mount Bromo is usually visited from the neighboring village of Cemoro Lawang. From this village on foot to the volcano about 45 minutes. But first (at dawn) the mountain is viewed from the observation deck of Mount Penanjakan, and only then they descend to the bottom of the caldera to the volcano itself.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

On the territory of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the highest peak of the island of Java – Mount Semeru with a height of 3676 m. Climbing to its peak takes two days, does not require special skills and equipment, but is designed for physically strong people. (more…)

Concepción Volcano - Nicaragua

Concepción Volcano – Nicaragua

Concepción Volcano Nicaragua Detailed information about the Concepción Volcano in Nicaragua. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. Concepción Volcano Nicaragua Concepción Volcano is an active stratovolcano located on the freshwater lake of Nicaragua near Managua. Its height is 1610 meters. Since 1883, the volcano has erupted more Read more…

Discover Cotopaxi Volcano - Ecuador

Discover Cotopaxi Volcano – Ecuador

Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi Volcano

The highest of the active volcanoes in the world – the Cotopaxi Volcano, which is 200 km south of Quito, was so named by the Indians in honor of the “shining mountain”, which, indeed, can be seen far away on the twilight horizon. And the snow caps of the peaks do not melt even under the scorching rays of the sun.

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Cotopaxi Volcano

The mountain has two of the same perfectly circular craters. The road to the Cotopaxi Volcano is called “Avenue of Volcanoes”, wild horses, domesticated llamas, deer calmly walk along it, hummingbirds and Andean lapwings fly out of the thickets.

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Cotopaxi Volcano

How to get there

The main entrance to the national park is located a few kilometers from the town of Lasso. You can get there in two hours by bus from Quito along the Pan American Highway. The northern entrance is through the town of Machachi and is usually more free. Entrance fee for foreign tourists is 10 USD.

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Cotopaxi Volcano

Routes and camps

The foot and slopes of Cotopaxi Volcano are cut by hiking trails, and at an altitude of 4700 m, tourists will find a place to sleep. By the way, there is also a comfortable camping at the foot near the railway station, where for 5 USD you can set up a tent city, and for 12 USD per person you can have access to a village cabin about 400 meters from the entrance for several days. Here you can go to the trail that goes to the Rumininakhui peak (4712 m). Another popular trek around the volcano is the Condor trail, which starts at Papaljakt, passes near Antisana volcano and ends at Cotopaxi. Prices on the page are as of April 2019. (more…)

Kamchatka Peninsula - Russia

Kamchatka Peninsula – Russia

Kamchatka Peninsula Russia
Kamchatka Peninsula Russia

Kamchatka is an amazingly beautiful peninsula in the north-east of Russia. It is a geologically very active region and at the same time one of the most aesthetically rich places on the planet. The nature of Kamchatka is a national and world heritage, therefore it is protected by law. The most significant sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Kamchatka Peninsula Russia

Harmony of ice and fire

The diversity of the Kamchatka Peninsula landscape is breathtaking. Smoking vents of active volcanoes, glaciers in extinct craters, fast mountain rivers that form impressive waterfalls, cedar dwarf trees and stone-birch forests, alpine meadows full of bright flowers, fields with hot healing springs, geysers and furamols erupting from the ground – all this is next to each other, whimsically combining and creating a beautiful picture. The creative power of nature created here harmony from contrasts.

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Kamchatka Peninsula Russia

In Kamchatka Peninsula, you can look into the mouth of a volcano

Kamchatka Peninsula is a territory of active volcanism. Whichever direction you look, your eyes will certainly fall on the mountains. They have a very ancient origin, survived more than one powerful eruption, until they froze, forming a majestic picture. Almost three dozen volcanoes remain active to this day. Due to constant eruptions and earthquakes, the landscape of Kamchatka is changing.

Kamchatka Peninsula Volcanoes
Kamchatka Peninsula Volcanoes

Tourists who come here have a unique opportunity to climb volcanoes, look into their craters, see glaciers and mountain lakes in them, and, walking along the slope, feel the living breath of a fiery mountain. The routes were worked out so that an ordinary person could easily climb in a few hours. You can also admire the volcanoes from the air. During the helicopter excursions, an amazing chance is given to literally look into the mouth of an active volcano. (more…)

Kelimutu Volcano - Indonesia

Kelimutu Volcano – Indonesia

Kelimutu Volcano Indonesia
Kelimutu Volcano Indonesia

The Kelimutu Volcano (1639 meters), located on the Indonesian island of Flores, is famous for crater lakes that change color from time to time. Natural bodies of water, in which various minerals are dissolved, change color every few years, becoming turquoise, red-brown, green or black. At the same time, color transitions occur independently of each other, which strengthens the faith of local residents in the supernatural origin of the place. According to the ancient myth, the souls of the dead find their peace and shelter in the Kelimutu lakes.

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Kelimutu Volcano Indonesia

The source of the multi-colored shades and the reason for such a geological anomaly in the Kelimutu Volcano are the minerals that lie at the bottom of each of the lakes. They gradually dissolve in water, staining it as a result of chemical reactions. Volcanic lakes have their own names: Tiwi Ata Mbupu (translated as “Lake of Elders and Wise People”), Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai (“Lake of Young Souls”) and Tiwu Ata Polo (“Enchanted Lake of Evil Spirits”).

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Kelimutu Volcano Indonesia

Advice

An overnight stay in Moni village, the nearest village to Kelimutu Volcano, should be booked in advance, especially during peak dates (July and August). Guest houses usually organize transfers to the lakes at an additional cost. To see the sunrise on the volcano, you should leave Moni no later than four in the morning.

This is the best time to visit the reserve not so much because of the sun-drenched scenic landscapes, but because of the weather conditions: in the afternoon, the lakes are often hidden by heavy fog. For a walk, you should choose warm and well-protected clothing from the wind, as well as bring a lantern, water and snacks. However, early in the morning, locals prepare tea and coffee for tourists on the trail.

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Kelimutu Volcano Indonesia

How to get there

The Kelimutu Lakes are located in the central part of Flores Island, 60 kilometers northeast of the city of Ende and 105 kilometers southwest of the town of Maumere. They have small airports that receive flights from major cities in Indonesia – Denpasar, Kupanga, Labuan Bayo and Tambolak. (more…)

Misti Volcano, Arequipa - Peru

Misti Volcano, Arequipa – Peru

Misti Volcano
Misti Volcano

A mountain peak of amazing beauty, sometimes snowy, can be seen near the city of Arequipa, Peru. This is the Misti Volcano (5822 m), also known as Putin. There are two concentric craters on the upper level of the symmetrical conical volcano. The maximum outer diameter of the crater is 930 meters, the maximum diameter of the inner crater is 550 m.

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Misti Volcano

The winds blowing between the Misti Volcano and the mountain peak of Cerro Takune (4,715 m) have contributed to the formation of impressive parabolic dunes, up to 20 km long on the leeward side.

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Misti Volcano

The El Misti Volcano has been showing periodic activity since the beginning of historical records of the arrival of Europeans in Latin America. The first record of a violent eruption of El Misti dates back to 1438. Other eruptions have also been recorded since the mid-15th century. The most recent activity reportedly took place from May to October 1948. In 1959, an increase in groundwater temperature was observed. The last activity was in 1985 – in the form of a powerful ejection of steam from six holes of the inner crater. Periodic fumarole activity is also often observed at the highest level of the volcano’s craters.

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Misti Volcano

El Misti Volcano

The second largest city in Peru, Arequipa is located just 18 km (horizontal) and 2.5 km (vertical) from the summit of the volcano. In addition, the city is located along the El Guarangal gorge on the western slopes of the volcano. A factor such as the absence of eternal ice on the Misti Volcano reduces the risk of mudflows, but a significant danger to the city of Arequipa still remains, since it is built on ash and mudflows from the eruptions of the El Misti Volcano more than 2000 years ago. (more…)

Discover Osorno Volcano - Chile

Discover Osorno Volcano – Chile

Osorno Volcano
Osorno Volcano

The Osorno volcano is the main attraction of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park and the entire region. Its almost perfect cone with a snow-capped cap is visible from afar and serves as a kind of photo greeting from the Chilean side of the Lake District. Wonderful views of the volcano open from Puerto Varas and Frutillara, from the Lianquihue and Todos Los Santos lakes, from the Petroue waterfalls and many other scenic spots. The snow-covered dome of Osorno Volcano is very similar in shape to the Japanese Fujiyama, which undoubtedly adds to its attractiveness.

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Osorno Volcano

Despite the rather mild climate of these places, the top of the volcano is always covered with snow – over the summer it simply does not have time to melt. Osorno’s height is 2652 meters.

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Osorno Volcano

Osorno Volcano

Osorno Volcano is an active stratovolcano, considered one of the most active in the Chilean Andes. On January 19, 1835, Charles Darwin watched its eruption during his trip to South America. Once upon a time, streams of incandescent lava spread over the surroundings, and today its frozen remains can be found everywhere and in the most unexpected places.

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Osorno Volcano

An excellent new road leads to the top of the volcano; from above, a stunning panorama of the picturesque surroundings opens up – transparent lakes, picturesque villages (in the German style), dense forests and clouds that are just under your feet. (more…)