Mount Ijen Geopark is one of the national geoparks in Indonesia which is being proposed as a UNESCO geopark. In this geopark, there are 21 geosites, some of which are the most acidic turquoise lake geosite in the world and a blue fire geosite. There are only two blue fires in the world, namely in Iceland and on Mount Ijen, Indonesia, especially the blue fire on Mount Ijen is the largest phenomenon in the world. We can see these two international class geosites at the same location, namely in the crater of Mount Ijen. In addition, there are other geosites, namely the karst geoforest, which shows the growth of coral reefs 16 million years ago which was later lifted into a karst landscape and became a unique phenomenon among volcanic rocks, as well as ancient volcano geoforest which presents the existence of ancient volcanoes millions of years older than the ancient volcano. Mount Ijen is wrapped by the beautiful South Coast landscape.
In addition to geodiversity, the Gunung Ijen Geopark also has abundant biodiversity and cultural diversity. There is a Savana Sadengan feeding ground area for the purpose of conserving the Banteng, Merak, and Ajag wildlife. Geomorphologically, the karst hills by the north-south fault escarpment form Pangpang Bay with 12 mangrove species. The mangrove vegetation that grows in this location is a transitional habitat for some migratory birds. The southern coast at Geopark Ijen is also a favorite place for laying eggs for four types of turtles from seven species in the world. At the Gunung Ijen Geopark, there are also 2 leading ancient sites in this area that can be used as a natural museum, namely the Kendenglembu Neolithic Site in Glenmore and the Mulyosari Megalithic Site in Kalibaru.
The presence of world-class geodiversity, biodiversity and cultural diversity is very worthy of making the Gunung Ijen geopark a world-class UNESCO Geopark, and a leading destination that domestic and foreign tourists need to visit after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
Tired of daily activities, and want to refresh your mind? Want to travel, but have limited mobility?
This event can be a solution for you, to be able to refresh your mind, without having to go anywhere!
Let’s join in a virtual tour to the Mt Ijen Geopark. This event, which is a collaboration between ITS Geophysical Engineering and the Banyuwangi Tourism Office, will invite you to enjoy the charm of Mount Ijen which is rich in beauty.
Don’t miss it, this Geopark Ijen Virtual Tour event will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 09.00 WIB. You can join in Zoom: its.id/DiesNatalis9 or Live Youtube : Teknik Geofisika ITS.
Invite all your family and friends to come along!
Virtual Trip Geopark Ijen, bekerjasama dengan Dinas Pariwisata Kabupaten Banyuwangi
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