Have you ever visited Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java Province? It is one of the popular tourism destinations in Indonesia known for its famous Mount Bromo. Do you know it becomes the city’s traveler-catchers due to its success in promoting its natural beauty? Even most Indonesian youths excitedly propose East Java as one of their school trip destinations, eager to see the mount. The majority of travelers over the country aim for the national park and the sightseeing of the legendary mount in East Java. So why does it become exceedingly favored? Below are the reasons why you must never skip Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
1 | Epic Sunrise
It is a well-known topic, hashtags, and Instagram posts among Indonesian travelers to show off the heavenly epic sunrise at Mount Bromo in the national park.
Its beauty is enough to make those who haven’t had a chance to directly view it jealous and curious. The cold-fresh wind blows gently onto your skin. You will feel like all your life worries get blown away with the wind. Faint fog covers the mount and will be soon melted by the ray of light. Around 5.30 AM Western Indonesia Time (UTC +7) the sun rises and to view it better, you can choose among five different famous spots, namely: Site Pananjakan 1, Site Pananjakan 2, Site Bukit Kedaluh, Site Bukit Mentigen, and Site Bukit Cinta (Love Hill). The first two of these climbs have convenient facilities for the climbers such as prayer rooms, toilets, and food stalls. Make sure you have your jacket put on and bring your cameras.
2 | Scenic Picnic
Besides the sunrise, having a picnic with your family, friends, or partner in a natural open space at Bromo Tengger Semeru is worthy enough to make precious memories. While it may be hard to come and climb the mountain early in the morning, most of the travelers choose another time to visit the national park and have a picnic with their group.
Either you miss the sunrise or after the sightseeing, you can book Mount Bromo sunrise romantic breakfast and intimate picnic service. Roll out a carpet or a mat on the grass, put out your basket items, and have the dishes together with your companion while gazing at nature. Once you have filled your stomach, you can continue your trip with a jeep tour to several hills such as Love Hill, Widodaren, Bromo crater, whispering sands, and savannah. You can also find other activities in Mount Bromo here.
3 | Whispering Sea of Sands
As the name suggests, the whispering sea of sands is a very wide expanse of sand stretches in the Bromo area. The name “whispering sands” is established by a director of a film with the same name who made the place as the shooting location. He described the roar of the wind will carry the grains of sand as if it is whispering something. You can hear this roar more clearly in the dry season. Located in the national park at the east of Bromo crater, the area of sand fills your eyes from beginning to end. Make sure you put your glasses on and close your mouth if you don’t want the sands to run into you.
4 | Relaxing Lakes
Another must-not-skip place in Bromo Tengger Semeru is relaxing natural lakes scattered over Mount Semeru. There are six lakes you can visit for their clear and fresh water, they are: Ranu Pani, Ranu Regulo, Ranu Kumbolo, Ranu Tompe, Ranu Darungan, and Ranu Kuning. These lakes are located randomly. Some of them are at a village, another is at the top of the mountain, and on the climbing track. You can set up a tent and spend the night near the lake, particularly if you are in the middle of climbing. The calm water indulges your mind and relaxes your body.
5 | Amazing Waterfalls
Last but not least, the most astounding spot around Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the amazing waterfall of Madakaripura, the highest waterfall in Java island. With a height of 200 meters, this waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Indonesia. One of its uniqueness is the water never recedes even in the dry season, therefore it is called the Eternal Waterfall. If you glance up at the waterfall, it will look like water or light coming up from heaven. Another nickname is “Eternal Rain” due to the splash of water flowing from the rocks on the cliff making the atmosphere always drizzle, along the way to the main waterfall. You can either bring an umbrella or just feel the refreshing splash of water.
Have you made up your mind to visit Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park with your family, colleague, or your lover? These five wondrous spots will definitely make them accompany you to come to the national park. Find out how to get there here. Make sure the picnic set and climbing equipments are on your belonging lists. Lastly, do not forget to keep the existing health protocols such as wearing your mask in public areas, keeping your distances from others, washing your hands regularly, avoiding crowded places, and minimizing your mobility.
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