About Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo)
Mount Bromo, situated within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, is one of the most famous attractions in east Java. While it is one of many peaks within the Tengger Caldera, it is also its most famous - easily recognizable because entire cap has been blown off by a previous volcanic eruption. Today, smoke is frequently seen billowing out from the top.
Mount Bromo was traditionally visited by the Buddhist Tenggerse, who, on the fourteeth day of the month of Kasada, would gather at the rim of the active crater to present offerings to the Supreme God, Hyang Widi Wasa. According to legend, this practice started as the king Joko Seger and queen Roro Anteng prayed for children, and in return, promised to sacrifice the last child. The Queen had 25 children, but refused at first to sacrifice the last child. When threatened by the gods with fire and brimstone, the queen finally did perform the sacrifice. As the child was being thrown into the crater, the voice of the child was heard ordering an annual ceremony to be performed at the volcano.
A Hindu temple is situated at the foot of the mountain, from which 250 steps lead to the edge of the crater.
Situated 145 km (90 miles) south of Subraya within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. To reach Mount Bromo, take the left fork at the Cermoro Lawang solitary crossing, then head up the ramp and across to the mountain.
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Dec 23, 2011
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE At 04.00am the 4 WD (Jeep) will take us to mount pananjakan where we’ll go to the best location to enjoy the sunrise. Mount penanjakan is one of the best places in the edge of the tengger caldera to enjoy best sunrise time. Afterward the jeep will take us down to the slope of mount bromo by crossing the ocean of sand and then you will climb the slope of mount bromo by following the stairs up leading to the peak of mount bromo, around at 08.00am the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for having breakfast, shower,loading bags to the car and then you will be escorted back to Surabaya. We will leave mount bromo around 10:00am and will take about 3-4 hours.its depending on the traffic situation. Upon arrival in Surabaya you will take Flight leaving for Yogyakarta.
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