Mount Bromo is one of the most famous and most beautiful volcanoes in Indonesia. It is located in Tengger, in East Java. Mount Bromo is one of two volcanoes that were created following a massive eruption which created an enormous caldera in which are the active Mount Bromo and the non-active Mount Batok. Rising from the nearly flat volcanic sand floor of the caldera is the dormant cone of Mount Betok and the active volcano of Mount Bromo. Just south of the caldera walls is Mount Semeru, Java’s highest mountain and most active volcano. All of this has been incorporated as the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Mount Bromo is located within close proximity to Somerset Surabaya Hotel and Serviced Residence. This Surabaya hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers, and they offer elegantly appointed accommodation, coupled with world class service. Vibrant locales, inspired living spaces, and residential-style amenities ensure that warmth and comfort are always at close quarters.
Mount Bromo is surrounded by a plain known as the “Sea of Sand” – fine volcanic sand which has been a protected area since 1919. The caldera is a lifeless, bleak reminder of the destructive forces of nature when compared to the lush, green valleys below the peak.Although not as active as the nearby Mount Semeru which is in a continuous state of eruption, Mount Bromo’s plume of white smoke is a constant reminder that it could explode at any time. The views of Mount Bromo’s eerie landscape are best just as the sun rises. Bromo is best enjoyed without the help of a guide. The national park can be easily explored, on your own and there are many options for viewing Mount Bromo.bThe most popular option for backpackers is to sleep in Cemoro Lawang, the village nearest the rim, then walk the well-defined path (less than one hour) to witness the sunrise. Life in Cemoro Lawang is oriented around the early mornings and restaurants are open for breakfast serving delicious Indonesian food.
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