The whisper of the sea of sand of Mount Bromo.
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I will invite you to Bromo, raise your hand who wants to join?, Okay let’s continue our journey!
Standing tall at 2,329 meters above sea level, Mount Bromo is one of the active volcanoes that surrounds Java, administratively this mountain is squeezed by 4 different districts namely Probolinggo Regency, Pasuruan Regency, Lumajang Regency, and Malang Regency.
The name Bromo is taken from the name of the main deity of Hindus, namely Brahma, as the name of the local community, the Tengger Tribe, who consider Mount Bromo a sacred mountain.
Bromo has never lost its charm, because of its different and unique shape. The shape of this mountain is intertwined between valleys and canyons with caldera or sea of sand covering an area of 10 square kilometers. Bromo has a crater with a diameter of approximately 800 m (north-south) and 600 m (east-west). The Tengger Tribe used to carry out Kasodo ceremonies on this mountain.
The Kasodo Ceremony is a ritual for invoking abundant harvests or asking for repudiation and recovery from various diseases, by offerings and throwing Sesajen/Sajen (a kind of offering to a god or ancestor at a traditional ceremony among adherents of ancient beliefs in Indonesia : flower arrangements and fragrant leaves such as jasmine and pandanus leaves, then fruits and food) into the crater of Mount Bromo. This ceremony is held once a year.
This mountain is located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area, and is a destination to see the phenomenon of the rising sun. Not far from the mountain area, there is Penanjakan Peak. From here, we can see the beautiful sun that slowly rises from the eastern horizon, accompanied by views of Mount Semeru, Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, and a stretch of sea sand, the wind blows, wrapped in a blend of yellow, orange, black and blue at sunrise, adding to the charm and warmth of this region.
After enjoying the sunrise and taking pictures at the top of Penanjakan, then you will be directed to the sea of sand using a Jeep. The sea of sand surrounding the foot of Mount Bromo, known as Whispering Sand. The wind that blows and the sand that flew, will make a soft sound like the sound of people whispering, local people call this place by the name of Segara Wedi.
This spot is the area most awaited by various visitors from all over the world to be captured in the form of images, videos and even painting. Before heading to this place, make sure you have a mask and glasses to protect yourself from exposure to dust.
After enjoying the beauty of whispering sand, you can go directly to the crater of the mountain which is located on the summit of Bromo. The distance from the foot of the mountain to the crater reached 2 kilometers. A different sensation is offered by the local manager, riding a horse to the summit area. However, there are also those who prefer to enjoy it on foot. When you approach the top area, you will find 250 steps that will take you to the top.
Upon arrival at the summit, the climbers will be presented with a view of a vast crater that stretches and a puff of thick white smoke that soars. Accompanied by the characteristic smell of sulfur, and footrests close to the clouds, making the natural journey in the area of Mount Bromo will be an unforgettable one.
Written by @nsnov
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