Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wonderful Sunrise at Bromo Mountain

Indonesia has many panorama and nature which get attractive to explore. One incredible and famous mountain in Indonesia is Bromo Mountain. Spend morning time in this place becomes a dream for anyone who want to visit this mountain. The visitors are not just the Indonesian but also oversea. The reason, because you will feel the tranquil atmosphere, cool temperature, wonderful scenery and local tradition that has been preserved as eternal attraction.

Bromo Mountain is also an ideal tourist destination for you to relax and refresh your mind. Most of visitors who visit Bromo Mountain had desire to see the sunrise. They so excited to come because the mountain is an active volcano and this mountain part of the Tengger massif in East Java, Indonesia. This mountain is about 2.393 meters above the sea surface. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the "Sea of Sand" (Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang, if you want to visit Bromo but it is depending on the degree of volcanic activity, the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation sometimes issues warnings against visiting Mount Bromo.

For you who love adventure, the mountain becomes one of the best destinations in Indonesia you may not miss because it offers you an amazing panorama and unique culture. The accommodation to Bromo Mountain is quite adequate. Bromo Mountain volcano in East Java is the active cone inside the giant Tengger caldera, sunrise views and the panorama over the caldera with Semeru volcano in the background.

Bromo is famous with the activity to watch the sunrise. The visitor also can look down to the crater that full of its smoke, and feel the cold of the air. Your eyes will also completed by the sea of sand that the way to reach Bromo's peak. The main gate to the sea of sand and mount Bromo is through Cemorolawang. This is the most crowded visiting area, especially on holidays. There are many kind activities that could be carried on this area such as; watching the scenery, horse riding to sea of sand or walking.

From the village near Bromo mountain, it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organized jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours. If you like to hiking, you can walk to get penanjakan 1 or penanjakan 2.

Enjoying a sunrise is the best moment when you visit Bromo Mountain. But, you have to prepare yourself since 03.00 am. to Penanjakan Hill. From the hill, you can see the mountain from above, including Semeru Mountain and Batok Mountain. As the sunrise appears the cloud hanging under the mountain. This condition creates incredible panoramas and mystical nuance. This is such a beautiful natural scenery and you will never bore to stare it. As the sun moves higher, you can get down from the hill to see a wide stretch of sand. The total area is about 15 kilometers squares and in this area, there is a place named as Pasir Berbisik (Whispering Sands).

How to get there:
You can go to Bromo Mountain from Surabaya, Malang or Yogyakarta. The transportation you can use to go to that city, if you are already in Indonesia, you can go there by flight, bus, or train. But if you choose train as your transportation to get to Bromo mountain, you can ask whatever your position to get to Probolinggo. Probolinggo is a port town, particularly for the fishing industry and is the nearest town of any size to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. The latter is main reason any tourists local and overseas travel comes here as there is little else of interest.

From the Probolinggo station train, you can continue to Bayu Angga bus terminal (bus stop) by angkot. The angkot which pass the Bayu Angga bus terminal the yellow color, when you out from the gate of train station just take to the right side and make sure that’s angkot pass to the terminal and tell the driver to stop you near Elf or Bison (the other transportation which this angkot just the only angkot which go to Bromo mountain or Cemoro Lawang Village. This transportation is around 4.000 IDR. For the elf or bison, the local people said about this angkot, this elf will go when the angkot full, one person just pay around 35.000 IDR – 40.000 IDR per person. The full elf (mini bus) is 12 people. This elf already operation 08.00 am until 03.00 pm, but the last elf also can be before 05.00 pm. If the elf is not full, then the driver elf will ask for the rent, you can bargain first or negotiation the price is around 450.000 IDR (the end of 2014) per elf to bring you to Bromo mountain or near Bromo mountain, depend on home stay or hotel which one you book or what you want to take. If you don’t want, you can look home stay near terminal bus, but if having a few people also who want go to the Bromo, you can shared the price together with them with the deal with them and the driver. The trip from Terminal Probolinggo to the Bromo mountain or Cemoro Lawang is around 1,5 hours. The way to get this place, you can feel the cold weather and good view.

NOTE : You should out of gate terminal probolinggo, because Elf or bison (minivan bus) which take you to Bromo always stand outside  bus terminal. That is in the left if you walk out from terminal. You will see a few minivan bus which stand to take the passengers to go to Bromo Mountain. Be careful with pander which over you service to get you to Bromo, just say NO if you won’t use that service, because they will offer high price.


Arndt Sp said...

Wow menyenangkan sekali ya di gunung bromo

Citra Pandiangan said...

Iya benar sekali :)

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