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Mount Bromo


Mount Bromo is Indonesia’s best-known volcano; it is a natural wonder that stands 2,329 meters above sea level on the Eastern side of Java. The mountain sits in the midst of vast plain called the “Sea of Sand” or “Segara Wedi”, a protected nature reservation since 1919.

Although thousands of tourists climb its peak daily, Bromo is a very active volcano, and has erupted three times since 2000. Depending on the degree of volcanic activity, the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation sometimes issues warnings against visiting Mount Bromo.

The most common way to visit Bromo is via a village called Cemoro Lawang. Walking to the mountain area will take about 45 minutes, but visitors can also arrange an organized jeep tour for the trip.