The Ijen National Park situated in East Java near the city of Banyuwangi, is the easternmost volcanic centre in the island of Java, Indonesia. The large caldera complex hosts a large number of volcanic edifices of which Ijen and Raung are the most active. The Ijen crater (Kawah Ijen) contains the world?s largest lakes of highly acid (pH<0.5) and mineralised volcanic water.
Besides its dramatic volcano scenery, Ijen National Park also offers collections of animals such as Javanese porcupine (hystrix brachyuran javanica), and other species of rare trees and flowers commonly grow in tropical rain forest.
In August to September, beautiful edelweiss blooms everywhere in the mountain. Green coffee plantations are variously scattered on the floor of the caldera.
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