Bromo Mountain is one of the most famous volcanos of Indonesia. The name Bromo, has been derived from Brahma, the Hindu God. It is located in the eastern part of Java and the place is quite touristy. The most beautiful thing is to see the spectacular sunrise in the morning. In order to achieve this be ready for a trail in the dark amongst the dropping temperatures. It might get little exhausting as the trail is quite steep, however to refuel yourself you can halt for a tea or a coffee break. Once you reach Mount Bromo, the view of the landscape is simply breathtaking. The top of the mountain is blown off and looks like a crater that keeps emitting white smoke. The volcano sits on plain surface typically known as ‘Sea of Sand’.
Mount Bromo is situated inside Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Depending on the volcanic activity the authorities issue warnings against visiting Mount Bromo. The ethnicity of the inhabitants staying close to Bromo Mountain is Tenggers. They are one of the few Hindus left on the Java Island. Every year during their annual festival ‘Kesada’ the locals offer money, food and other things to the crater, in order to appease the God. Since the mountain is 2392mtrs tall, hiking up there is quite doable. Therefore, huge numbers of tourists throng this place round the year. It is advisable to visit on a weekday and carry sufficient cold attires and a mask to protect from the sand and ashes around. With a combination of nature’s beauty and danger, this active volcano is definitely worth visiting.
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