A jungle biome
On foot, or by other usual means of travel
A Jungle biome is a forest of tall Redwood trees, some of those being 2×2 Wood Blocks thick. Some of the trees are oak trees. It is the home of many Vines, Tall Grass (including ferns), Cocoa Bean plants, Ocelots and Jungle Temples.
Exploring or even traveling through a Jungle can be frustrating or dangerous because of the near-total leaf cover; it is easy to be walking along leaves and then walk onto the tops of a tree's leaves without realizing it and end up many blocks above ground level. Similarly, the leaf cover and uneven ground can make escaping from hostile mobs difficult.
Still, jungles are very rewarding. They are the only place where ocelots spawn, and ocelots are good for chasing creepers off. They are also the only place to get cocoa beans, which are used to make food, or brown dye. Melons are also available there, making melon seeds easier to obtain, instead of wandering around dangerous abandoned mineshafts to get the seeds. Jungles are a better source for melons. Plus, Creepers CANNOT spawn in the jungle, regardless of spawn eggs. All bugs for this have been patched as of 1.9.
Many jungles will feature a River Biome running through it and may be the easiest and safest way to escape if one is lost in the jungle; the abundance of trees provide ample resources for creating a crafting table and boat, and the river will usually lead to another biome.
The jungle is the only biome where Jungle Temples can be found.
- Jungle trees give red-shaded Wooden Planks, and have the greenest of all Leaf Blocks.
- This biome is most commonly adjacent to a Desert Biome.
- In the 1.3.1 Minecraft update Cocoa Beans were added to Jungle trees; they hadn't been there before.
- As of 1.7.2, melons were added to jungle biomes, and since the update, jungles are much rarer due to the existence of melons.
- If you are on a slow computer, don't go in jungle biomes, your game will crash, or even worse, the computer will crash too.