Sikidang Crater (Kawah Siidang) On Dieng Plateau Mount


sikidang crater

Sikidang Crater on mount dieng gives you different experience becouse it unlike most craters that lies on mountain’s peak in general, but its in the middle of people’s agriculture. However, This is a very active crater, can be seen when entering the area, it will appear that several large holes that emit sulphur smoke.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Dieng Plateau was formed due to the eruption of old Prahu mount centuries ago. Although it has been centuries ago, volcanic activity in this region is still occurring. One of the proofs is the Sikidang Crater. Located in Dieng Kulon Village, Batur District, Banjarnegara District. Sikidang Crater is one of the popular destinations visited in the Dieng Plateau. Unlike most craters on mountain in general, if observed, the Sikidang crater is in the middle of people’s agriculture. However, This is a very active crater, can be seen when entering the crater area, it will appear that several large holes that emit smoke are not too thick. According to the management, these big holes are the main crater in the past. Meanwhile, the main crater now is little far from the entrance. From the entrance, visitors should walk about 1 kilometer to reach the main crater. The road to the main crater is slightly uphill. In addition, around this area, there are still some small craters that are thought will be the  major crater replacing the current craters.

Now, the management of Sikidang Crater is under Perum Perhutani. When visiting here it is advisable to bring a mask “or you can buy around the crater” because the air around the area has a strong sulfur odor. In addition, visitors are expected not too close to the crater because the temperature on the surface of the main crater reaches 80-91 degrees Celsius.

UNIQUE CRATER

The uniqueness of this crater is, its moving place, meaning around ten years ago the crater was only about 100 m from the parking area and one time it is possible to move again. This happens when the pressures of the magma kitchen are reaching its peak, then a new crater will arise because basically the geothermal energy is looking for the weakest passes to break through.

MAIN GAS COMPOSITION IN SIKIDANG CRATER

Crater Temperature is approximately 91 degrees Celsius, located at an altitude of approximately 2,065 mdpl. The concentration of CO2 in Sikidang Crater is very low, which is 5,654% volume in April 2014 measurements. In addition, the H2S content in Sikidang is still under the Sikendang Crater which is at the edge of Telaga Warna ( Color Lake ). Therefore it is not surprising that the smell of stinking eggs is still felt in the area of Telaga Warna compared to the Sikidang Crater.

GAS CHARACTERISTIC IN SIKIDANG CRATER:

Gas in the fumarola Field of Sikidang is dominated by water vapor (H2O) which reaches 91, 291% Volume. Meanwhile, CO2 concentration is 5,654% volume and H2S is 2,031% volume.

From the data analysis taken from 1999 to 2014, there is a very strong correlation between CO2, H2S, and H2O, where any increase in one of these compounds will be followed by the increase of other compounds, and vice versa. For example, if the concentration of CO2 increases, it will follow the increase of H2S and H20.

WHERE IS SIKIDANG CRATER?

Address: Dieng kulon, Batur, Banjarnegara, Central Java, Indonesia.

Village             : Dieng Kulon

Sub-district    : Batur

Regency          : Banjarnegara

Province         : Central Java

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, Kawah Sikidang entrance fee, parking, mineral water and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS

24 Hours  (Everyday)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Ticket

Rp30.000 / person

(if you already bought the combination ticket at Arjuna temple and use it for sikidang crater)

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  SIKIDANG CRATER:

  1. HINDU TEMPLE COMPLEX
  2. COLOR LAKE
  3. PAWON LUWAK COFFEE
  4. SIKUNIR MOUNT SUNRISE
  5. PRAU MOUNT
  6. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
  7. MENDUT TEMPLE

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SIKIDANG CRATER MAP:

BOOKING CONFIRMATION:

Anytime If you need transport to visit this place, you can contact me via Whatsapp (+62813 1880 6273)

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