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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mount Bromo: "Sea of Sand's" Most Famous Attraction

Standing magnificently at 2,329 meters or 7,641 feet in the vast plain and protected nature reserve since 1919 called "Sea of Sand," is an active volcano called Mount Bromo; the most famous of the Tenggar Massif, a visited tourist attraction in East Java, Indonesia.

Although Indonesia is an Islam dominated country, Hinduism influenced the country strongly a long, long time ago. Thus, the name Bromo was derived from the Hindu God Bahma, pronounced Bromo by the Javanese people.

The most common way in visiting Mount Bromo is from Cemoro Lawang, a nearby mountain village which gives about 45 minutes walk to the volcano. If walking is something that doesn't appeal to you, you can take an organised jeep tour. It stops at the viewpoint of Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft).

The best way to see Mt. Bromo is during sunrise. However, depending whether a visit to the mountain is not safe, the Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation will absulutely issue a warning.

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