Magnificent Bromo Mountain in East Java Province
Hearing about a name of a mountain like Bromo, tourists might think about a famous place for trekking as well as conduct photography. It becomes the pride of East Java, Indonesia, in fact. The mountain belongs to different regions including Probolinggo, Malang, Lumajang, and Pasuruan. That means tourists can come to the site from different cities, as long as they use the right transportation and know the routes to reach the mountain. It is without a doubt those people come to Bromo to enjoy trekking (reaching the safest hiking point) and enjoy the entire beauty of nature.
Not all tourists have the experience to see breathtaking views of the nature that surround Bromo Mountain Indonesia. Due to this fact, it seems all of them are likely to visit it someday. They often read the advertisement and hear the story from those who had visited the mountain before. The popularity of the site has been recognized by foreigners as well. No wonder, some tourists also come from other nations like Australia, United States, Japan, and others. Thanks to them. Indonesia obtains more popularity among foreign tourists, especially trekkers.
Exploring Bromo Mountain
Here is the question. What can tourists do in Bromo Mountain? Apart from trekking, the mountain is also famous for its local festivals. One of them is called Yadnya Kasada. The other name is Kasodo which is done annually by nearby villagers. It is actually an offering ceremony done by the locals for the guardian of the mountain. Those people may throw several foods like fried chicken, vegetables, and even money to the crater of Bromo (the form of gratitude which is addressed to the God). The best thing is that tourists are allowed either to join the ceremony or simply taking pictures during the procession.
The next charm of Bromo Mountain Indonesia is the history. It is said the Majapahit Kingdom was severely attacked by enemies. This made the locals looked for new places for living and hiding. Some of them went to Bali and the others went to Bromo Mountain. This explains why those two places have several similarities, especially related to Hinduism. Usually, either the locals or tourist agencies would tell the history of the mountain to tourists. Have no worries. Such information is given freely so everyone can learn about it.
What’s next? Bromo Mountain is also famous for its crater. All the way up to the crater, tourists may encounter the sea of the sand and other landscapes. Well, it would be tiring if they go by foot. As for an idea, tourists should rent a horse and ride it all the way up to the mountain. Before reaching the crater, they have an opportunity to explore nearby hills called Pasir Berbisik and Teletubbies. As an alternative, they can visit a strawberry garden and taste such local fruits to their heart’s content.
- Ranu Regulo Lake
- Sedaer River
- B29 Peak
How to Get There
From Lumajang City, travelers can take Probolinggo – Wonorejo Street. This trip takes approximately 3 hours as the distance is 83 km. The last thing to do is trekking to reach the safe post up there.
Where to Stay
- Jiwa Jawa Bromo
- Sion View Hotel
- Adas Hotel