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53,ooo acres, is the bottom of a very large, old crater. Like the Sand Sea, it is surrounded by a crater wall, 2000 feet high, from which rise several mountain-tops. In the south-east are the enormous craters of
The Path to the Volcano, Bromo, during: the Native Festivities.
the Raoon and Sooket, to the east the Djampit and Ranti, and in the west the Merapi ; in the north-east are the Ringgih Mountains, while the old crater is bordered on the north by the Kendeng ridge, in which is a clough through which the water of the Banjoepoetih flows to
The Idjen Plateau is not a sand sea. Large, barren-looking grass plains extend beyond coffee plantations and forests.
Travellers who visit the Idjen Plateau generally go there solely for the purpose of seeing the Kawah Idjen (6867 feet above sea level), the crater lake and Mount Merapi (9153 feet above sea level).
The journey is made per trap in
one hour and a half as far as Letjin,
and thence on horse-back, past rice-
fields and coffee estates, and through Water Fall of the Banjoepoetih River, .
Idjen Plateau. a magnihcent virgin forest. About