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Saturday, April 9, 2016

MOUNT BROMO, EAST JAVA TRAVEL GUIDE

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is an active volcano located in four districts : Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang. This mountain is one of the famous tourist spots in eastern Java, even in Indonesia. This mountain has an altitude of 2,329 meters above sea level and is the place that never deserted by visitors.

Bromo Crater

        Mount Bromo has a crater with a diameter of ± 800 meters (north-south) and ± 600 meters (east-west). To see the crater, you can climb the stairs of iron that has been provided. When you reach the top, you will smell the sulfur sting. Which is a favorite of this mountain is the phenomenon of sunrise and sunset are beautiful. When the weather is nice, you can see Mount Semeru from a distance. When you are in the area of Mount Bromo, you should use a thick jacket because the temperature is cold here (2º-20º Celcius), especially during morning and evening.

        For the people around Bromo, Mount Bromo is a sacred mountain. Each year, the residents held a ceremony (called the Kasada Ceremony). The ceremony was held in the temple at the foot of Mount Bromo and continued to the summit of Mount Bromo. This ceremony is a form of offerings to the gods, by giving offerings such as vegetables, chicken and the money will be thrown into the crater of Mount Bromo. The ceremony was held at midnight to early morning every full moon around 14 or 15 in the tenth month according to the Javanese calendar.

Kasada Ceremony

Sea of Sand

        When you enter the bromo area, you will be greeted by a vast expanse of sand. You can also see the beauty of the hills savanna, called the Teletubbies Hill because savanna hills is very beautiful, like in the TV series Teletubbies. You can also enjoy the beauty of this mountain on horseback, the horses are rented by locals. Besides, you also can walk along the sea of sand with a rented jeep. Four-wheel drive car can be found at the entrance of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

The Teletubbies Hill





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