Loading

October 3, 2009

The Land of God, Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru

The national park is named after its two mountains, Mount Semeru (the highest in Java at 3,676 metres), Mount Bromo (the most popular) and the Tengger people who inhabit the area.

Mount Semeru also known as Mahameru ("Great Mountain"), is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes. What stands out most about this mountain is the fact that it erupts periodically (and very reliably so). Every 20 minutes or so, the volcano belches out a huge cloud of steam and smoke, sometimes interspersed with ash and stones. Climbing Mount Semeru requires some planning and a permit from the national park authority. The mountain is often closed due to its highly active nature.


Mount Bromo (2,329 metres) is easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. It sits inside the massive Tengger caldera (diameter approximately 10 km), surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) of fine volcanic sand. The overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly, especially when compared to the lush green valleys all around the caldera.


The area around the mountain is inhabited by the Tenggerese, one of the few significant Hindu communities left on the island of Java. The local religion is a remnant from the Majapahit era and therefore quite similar to that on Bali. It is though quite low key with the only visible manifestations of faith being a few rather basic temples. Still, for many visitors, the sight of angular-faced, sunburned, moustachioed Tenggerese wrapped in poncho-like blankets, trotting about on ponies with craggy mountains as the backdrop more resembles Peru than Indonesia!

The major access point is Cemoro Lawang at the northeast edge, but there are also trails from Tosari (northwest) and Ngadas (west). The village of Ngadisari, on the road from Probolinggo about 5.5 km before Cemoro Lawang, marks the entrance to the national park. Both Cemoro Lawang and Ngadisari are rather picturesque, with brightly-painted houses and flower beds outside.

10 comments:

  1. salam Kenal
    we love Indonesia
    visit Indonesia year yo ;-)
    dz4ki.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. salam kenal, I love travelling...thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Bromo is beautiful mountain. I like go to there. Every 3 month I go to Bromo 8 years ago

    ReplyDelete
  4. great..
    i like that..
    i love traveling and i love indonesia..
    nice post bro :)
    nice view..

    from : putra site
    www.putraunj.blogspot.com or www.jepang.tk

    ReplyDelete
  5. ya.. its so beautiful place////
    i like this place.....
    friends visit him indonesia ;;;;;;
    thanks for the site.....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wah ini tempat vavoritku sejak kecil bro!!
    Wah, ternyata sekarang tambah megah and indah yach..
    Dulu waktu aku berkunjung kesana, tempatnya masih biasa" saja, maksudnya belum rame pengunjungnya..
    Ya maklum lah, gue kesana udah ada sekitar 9 tahunan!!
    Ya wAJAR sich kalo sekarang tambah megah and indah!
    Ya gue tambah seneng aja dech, karena tempat vavorit gue yang dulu sepi sekarang banyak pengunjungnya, ya ALHAMDULILLAH!
    Kita harus bangga menjadi warga negara INDONESIA!
    Seperti kata Mbah suripT, I love u fuLL Indonesia!!
    http://www.blogsuka-suka.co.cc

    ReplyDelete
  7. pengen ke semeru sm bromo,ngga kesampean.
    visit indonesa! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Bromo Tanjung Pondok Tani
    Dalam rangka Memperkenalkan " Kawasan Tengger-Bromo" dari segala aspek, menginap di pondok tani tanjung-tosari, cukup membajar dng sukarela “tanpa tarif” (khusus untuk rombongan)
    @.kamar los + 2 km mandi luar, dapur, teras serba guna, kapst: 8 s/d 16 orang, cukup memasukkan dana "sukarela" ke kotak dana perawatan pondok pertanian.
    # untuk informasi hub per sms/tlp: 081249244733-085608326673(Elie – Sulis) 081553258296 (Dudick). 0343-571144 (pondok pertanian).
    # Informasi di Facebook dengan nama : Bromo Tanjung Pondok Pertanian

    ReplyDelete
  9. Mari bergabung bersama ASIANBET77.COM Disini kami menyediakan berbagai macam jenis permainan betting online, seperti Taruhan Bola Online, Casino Online, Togel Online, Sabung Ayam Online dan masih banyak lagi game taruhan online lainnya....

    Pendaftaran gratis tidak dikenakan biaya apapun juga, minimal Deposit sangat ringan, hanya dengan Rp 100.000 saja anda sudah bisa bergabung bersama kami. ASIANBET77.COM bekerja sama dengan bank lokal yakni BCA, MANDIRI & BNI. Sehingga memudahkan anda untuk bertransaksi bersama kami.

    Customer service kami yang Ramah dan Profesional akan siap membantu anda selama 24 jam full, ayo segera daftarkan diri anda bersama kami ASIANBET77.COM. Dan dapatkan promo2 menarik dari kami.untuk keterangan lebih lanjut silahkan hubungi CS kami :

    YM : op1_asianbet77@yahoo.com
    Wechat : asianbet_77
    sms center : +639052137234
    pin bb : 2B4BB06A

    ReplyDelete
  10. www.indobet77.com

    Master Agen Bola , Casino , Tangkas , Togel Terbesar
    dan Terpercaya Pilihan Para Bettor

    Promo Terbaru :
    - Bonus  10% New Member Sportsbook
    - Bonus 5% New Member Casino Online
    - Bonus 10% Setiap Hari Bola Tangkas
    - CASHBACK untuk Member
    - BONUS REFERRAL 5% + 1% Seumur Hidup

    untuk Informasi lebih jelasnya silahkan hubungi CS kami :
    - YM : indobet77_sb2@yahoo.com
    - EMAIL : indobet77@gmail.com
    - WHATSAPP : +63 905 213 7238
    - WECHAT : indobet77
    - SMS CENTER : +63 905 213 7238
    - PIN BB : 2B65A547 / 24CC5D0F

    Salam Admin ,
    http://indobet77.com/

    ReplyDelete

Total Pageviews