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Go to the Krakatau

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The Krakatau is an active volcano in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra. The volcano is best known for the unprecedented eruption in 1883.  On Monday morning, August 27, 1883 the Krakatau erupted. The explosion was so enormous that it could be heard thousands of miles away.  The mountain opened and collapsed and poured into the sea. The result was a catastrophic eruption; to date the largest volcanic eruption which modern man has witnessed.  A tsunami of 30 meters was created and it flooded the shores of Java and Sumatra.

Around 40 years later, in 1927 there was again volcanic activity around the Krakatau. A series of eruptions followed and four small islands emerged over the years. The best known is the Anak Krakatau. A lot of trips leave from Carita. The island can only be visited under supervision. During this trip you might spot many swans and seals.

Best time to visit

At Krakatau you have an average temperature of around 30 ° C (86 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round so so it will never be cold. The high season is the months of July and August. The rainy season starts around October / November and lasts until April. The dry season runs roughly from May to September / October. This is also the best travel time.

This article was last updated on December 17, 2020.