Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia (with Map & Photos)

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located on the Indonesian island of Java, east of the city of Malang and the south-east of the city of Surabaya. It is one of the most popular national parks in Java thanks to the cluster of volcanoes around Mount Bromo. The main attraction of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park lies in the beautiful surrounding landscape, which has become one of the most iconic symbols of Indonesia and the hallmark of this country. Highly recommended for those interested in volcanoes.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Short description

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is named after two peaks - Mount Semeru (the highest on the island of Java), Mount Bromo (the most popular among tourists) and Tenggers - local residents who inhabit the mountainous area of ​​the park.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Mount Bromo is the most visited part of the National Park by tourists. The entire summit of Mount Bromo (an altitude of 2329 m above sea level) was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and its crater continues to periodically emit vapors of white sulfur smoke. The mountain is located inside the massive Tengger caldera with a maximum width of 10 km. Mount Bromo is usually visited from the neighboring village of Cemoro Lawang. From this village on foot to the volcano about 45 minutes. But first (at dawn) the mountain is viewed from the observation deck of Mount Penanjakan, and only then they descend to the bottom of the caldera to the volcano itself.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

On the territory of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the highest peak of the island of Java - Mount Semeru with a height of 3676 m. Climbing to its peak takes two days, does not require special skills and equipment, but is designed for physically strong people.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

The mountainous area of ​​the park is inhabited by tenggers - the Hindu community of the island, which moved here in the second half of the 19th century. In total, about 600,000 tenggers live in the mountainous region.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located in the center of East Java. The territory received the status of a national park on October 14, 1982.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Map