Pasir Berbisik in Bromo Mountain, East Java Province - Indonesia
During a vacation to East Java Province of Indonesia, travelers should never forget to visit a famous mountain called Bromo. Being the part of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Indonesia, it becomes an important tourism asset for the country. Most of the visitors come to the site to witness the majestic crater or visit other interesting tourist sites like Pasir Berbisik. This one is known even among the foreigners! What is it, actually? Pasir Berbisik is a vast sandy area located near to the crater of Bromo Mountain. The name even became a title of a local movie directed by Nan Achnas, which was popular in 2001.
The sea of the sand, that’s how foreign people call Pasir Berbisik. So, what’s the meaning of the name? Pasir means “sand” and Berbisik means “whispering”. The legend says there was a beautiful lady who often wandered in that area and had a mysterious experience. She laid on the said and listened to the ground. After a while, the sand whispered to her magically. This legend has been passed down for generations among the locals and attracts foreign tourists as well.
Exploring Pasir Berbisik
Well, there is a scientific explanation regarding the legend. The whispering comes from the sound of the wind that blows on the surface of the sand. Such friction creates a unique sound, which is similar to a person’s whisper. The wind even blows such sand surface and makes it look like the waves of the sea. Such natural phenomenon has become a favorite object for photography and tourists often come to the site to witness it directly. Some locals even take advantage of the spot to conduct a pre-wedding photo session.
What’s next? When exploring Pasir Berbisik, tourists are allowed to lie down or sit on the ground while feeling the wind. One thing, the weather could be quite hot at noon so it is better to come either in the morning or afternoon. Also, it is better to come when the wind is strong so they could see waves of sand there. Have no worries. The sand feels so soft and appears beautifully. It is even possible to explore the location barefoot.
Another the best part of Pasir Berbisik is the location. It resides near to other famous attractions so tourists have the chance to explore all those stunning sites in one go. One thing, it is better to come with a tour guide or those who know the site well. Why is that? The person is able to help tourists to get around the site and visit nearby interesting spots in an easy manner. As an alternative, they can hire the locals for such kind of service.
- Ranu Regulo Lake
- Sedaer River
- B29 Peak
How to Get There
The most common method to reach the location is through Lumajang City, Indonesia. They may use Probolinggo – Wonorejo Street to go to the Bromo Mountain that costs about 3 hours. As for the information, the distance is approximately 83 km. Once they reach the checkpoint, they can start trekking and go up.
Where to Stay
- Jiwa Jawa Bromo
- Sion View Hotel
- Adas Hotel
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