Indonesia Travel Guide

Bromo

About a million years ago a huge explosion caused a huge crater 10km in diameter. In the resulting caldera several other volcanoes were created over the years, including the Bromo volcano. Surrounded by green cliffs, the caldera has an unreal sight. The ensemble of volcanic cones, lava flows, and the smoking chimneys of the volcano Bromo and Semeru in the background, seem like from another world. Repeatedly volcanic clouds billow over the whole scene. The atmosphere up there is unreal, and the landscape is characterized by their nakedness.

Mt Bromo is one of the most active volcanoes on Java. During an outbreak, on 8 June 2004 two people died, and during an eruption in 2010, a radius of 2 kilometers around the crater was closed temporarily.

The Bromo area is one of the main attractions not only in Java, but in the whole of Indonesia. If you can visit the Bromo, finding accommodation can be a problem. So we recommend booking a hotel in advance.

Attractions near Bromo

Travel to Bromo

INFO: fable of Mt Bromo

Following a story from the end of the 15th Century princess Roro Anteng of the Majapahit empire and her husband Joko Seger started a separate principality. They named it Tengger, according to the final syllables of their names. The principality prospered, but for the ruling couple it was not possible to have offspring.

So they climbed in their desperation to Mount Bromo to pray to the gods, they may assist them. This they promised to help, under the condition that the sacrifice her last child sacrifice to the gods. They had 24 children and when the 25th and last child was born, Kesuma Roro Anteng refused to sacrifice her child as promised.

The gods then threatened the principality with fire and brimstone, until she finally sacrificed the child. After it was thrown into the crater, the voice of the child told child told the locals to hold an annual celebration on the volcano. This festival is now called Kassada and is still held today. It consists mainly of an evening procession to the summit, where animals, fruit and rice are getting sacrificed.

HOTEL: Griya Shanta Guest House

Hotel Jakarta Jl Soekarno Hatta, Malang, Java from $ 17 p/n
Griya Shanta Guest House offers budget-friendly accommodation with shared kitchen facilities. A TV is available in the shared seating area, while free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas. Guests who drive enjoy free parking privileges. Rooms are simply equipped with a fan and a wardrobe. Guests can make use of the shared bathroom facilities.


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