“A Must Go” Place called Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo, located in Tengger Mountain, is still a top choice of “a must go” place in East Java. I’ve been eight times going there and never get bored to see the beautiful breath-taking scenery around the area. What I love the most is watching the sunrise at Mount Pananjakan. It was absolutely awesome! An experience that can make you whisper : God is almighty..
From Malang city we can drive around 2-3 hours to reach Tengger Mountain area. At the entrance, we will be offered to rent a FWD jeep for cruising the sand sea and the driver can also be a tour guide. The last time I went there , July 2012 the rent fee is Rp. 325.000,- One jeep can fit for 5 passengers and we will be taken anywhere around. There are also many nice simple hotels or inn to stay but I always depart around midnight and reach Mount Pananjakan around 3.00 a.m. Even though the sun rises around 5.00 a.m., many people already gather to get the best spot an hour before.
Another advantage we can see from the mountain is dark velvet sky fulled of millions stars! Try to be there when it is full moon. You will be speechless. They seem so close to reach with your hands. After the sun has risen, it was not so cold as before and we can see the Mount Semeru, Mount Batok, Mount Bromo, Mount Arjuno, all covered in cloud blanket. So pretty. Just be there, and paint a unforgettable moment in heart. tips: bring thick cloths, jacket, gloves, sunglasses, lip balm, sun block, water.