The Magnificent Bromo Mountain in Indonesia
Bromo Mountain is unique because it has 5250 hectares of sea of sand area at an altitude of 2392 meters above sea level. You can climb the mountain and up the stairs and watch the spectacular sunrise on the mountain tops. It would be a deeply personal experience for you to watch the sunrise and sunset with your own eyes.
The Bromo name comes from the word one of the Hindu gods (Brahma). Bromo Mountain is an active volcano. It became very famous for its natural beauty. The mountain is not as big as other volcanoes in Indonesia, but it provides spectacular and exciting views for tourists. The Tengger people tribe as citizens of Mount Bromo believes that Bromo Mountain is a place where a prince sacrificed his life for his family. The Tengger people tribe does Kasodo or Kasodo Yadnya festival once a year through offering chicken, vegetables and some money. All the things are thrown into the volcano’s crater as offerings to the Gods.
Temperatures in Bromo Mountain is in within the range of 3 ° -20 ° C, but it can be a few degrees below zero during the dry season. You must bring a gloves, hats and jacket. After sunrise, the weather quickly became very hot there. Do not forget to bring your video camera or camera so that you can capture the wonderful natural beauty there.
To reach Bromo Mountain, you can take a flight to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. From the airport, you can continue your journey to Bromo Mountain by travel agents. The trip usually takes 2-3 hours. In order to arrive on time to watch the sunrise, you have to make timely accounts, or you can stay in one hotel in Prigen, Tretes. You need to ensure you’re on the slopes of the crater before sunrise.
It is better for you to prepare your meals because it is difficult to get food in the core area of the national park. In case you have forgotten to bring food, there are many food restaurants and stalls near Bromo Mountain. They are open 3: 00-21: 00 at the market area Wonokitri village, Tosari. The restaurants and food stalls offer a wide variety of Indonesian dishes such as Ketoprak (tofu, vegetables, rice cakes in peanut sauce and rice vermicelli), fried rice, rujak cingur (a marinated cow snout or nose (cingur) and lips, served with shrimp crackers and boiled vegetables, bandrek (sweet and spicy beverage made from ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar drink) and many others.
A lot of housing options are available in Cemoro Lawang, ranging from residential homes that cost about $ 10 US for 4-star hotel. The facilities provided by them varies depending on the level of accommodation, houses on budget only provide a small room with a bed in every room while usually provide only one bathroom for all tenants.
Such as when climbing mountain, you need to prepare some clothes and things to bring appropriate: Thick cotton trousers, thick and thin jacket, sunglasses, pocket camera, skullcap and some money in case you need to hire a means of transportation on the way home, some snacks and bottled drink water etc. That’s all the information about Bromo Mountain.