What better way to spend your #FridayFunday than exploring the active volcano, Mount Bromo? Located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia, Mount Bromo stands at 2329 metres (7,641 ft) which even though is not the highest peak, is most definitely the most well-known and is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.
Bromo is set in the centre of the ‘Sea of Sand’, which is a vast plan that has been a protected nature reserve since 1919. You can visit the impressive site either by walking from the nearest village of Cemoro Lawang or alternatively on an organised jeep tour. The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan is a particularly special stop and can be found at 2770 metres (9088 ft).
Occassionally the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation will issue warnings for Mount Bromo when the volcanic activity rises beyond a certain point. Its last eruption was in November 2015, however was well contained by the Indonesian Volcano Monitoring Bureau (PVBMG).
The name Mount Bromo originates from the Javanese pronunciation of Brahma who was the Hindu creator God. This clearly shows the respect and awe that surrounds the site as well as the reason that it attracts so many visitors every year!
Mount Bromo makes for a great adventure and is guaranteed to add excitement and natural beauty to your holiday to Indonesia. A stunning site that should not be missed when visiting East Java! Just check out those gorgeous views!0