Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Hi everyone, I have some fabulous new updates from Mount Bromo to share with you, where International Travel Blogger spent much of last month.
I had a really wonderful, simple, but meaningful days.
Located some four hours drive from Surabaya. One day in East Java we went to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park to find out what nature’s Borobudur.
It was WONDERFUL!
Well, Gunung Bromo is nature’s Borobudur; it’s a landscape that’s as evocative and resonant as any in Southeast Asia, and is the raw material for countless legends and as many picture postcards.
Compared with Java’s other major peaks, Gunung Bromo (2392m) is a midget, but this volcano’s beauty is in its setting, not its size. Rising from the guts of the ancient Tengger caldera, Bromo is one of three volcanoes to have emerged from a vast crater, stretching 10km across. Flanked by the peaks of Kursi (1581m) and Batok (2440m), the steaming cone of Bromo stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand, surrounded by the towering cliffs of the crater’s edge.
Nearby, Gunung Semeru (3676m), Java’s highest peak and one of its most active volcanoes, throws its shadow – and occasionally its ash – over the whole scene.
We woke up early and was out the door at 03.15am to go for a sunrise over the volcano at Penanjakan; it’s where those picture-postcard shots are taken, with Bromo in the foreground and Semeru smoking in the distance.
Next stop Bromo! Started to climb up the 253 steps to the top of Bromo, it should be fairly light and I got fantastic views of the smoking crater and of the sun clearing the higher peaks.
Then, I took an incredible yoga on the Bromo. Gah it’s so pretty! why didn’t I do this sooner!?! TOTALLY LOVE MY INDONESIA!!
I got back around 08.30am, had a hot shower, leisurely washed my body (bliss!), and took a breakfast.
Like I said, Wonderful day.
Happy Green Travels!
Travel Junkie Indonesia was a guest of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for the excellent #Travel2Indonesia trip.