Mount Bromo Blog

Mount Bromo

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Mount Bromo is located in East Java. It is one of many popular tourism places. Especially the trips start at night to see the sunrise on the peak of a mountain overlooking the valley of volcanoes. Bromo volcano (2392 m) is popular because of its easy availability and constant activity.

Bromo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, especially in Indonesia. Its top was destroyed after the eruption, so now it has such a strange shape with a disproportionately large crater diameter (600 meters). Near the Bromo Batok (2440 m). It’s a vanished volcano of an almost perfect shape, protected with vegetation. 

Way to climb Mount Bromo, first you must go to the base of the Tengger Caldera. Then you walk along the sand and cinders to the volcano. There is a dead zone around the desert born of fire and smoke. Sand hills look like waves. Because of the caldera called the Sand Sea.

In the center of the sands you can find a Hindu temple (Pura Luhur Poten Bromo). Actually original population of Tenger highlands, Tenggerese are Hindus. They believe that volcanoes are the gates to the underworld. Every year Tenggerese hold a Kasado ceremony.

For the time of this ceremony they persuade volcanoes, all followers walk along the side of the crater and throw offerings into the tube of the volcano.