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You Must Know The Unique Facts of Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo, an active volcano with an altitude of about 2329 meters above sea level, has become one of the tourist destinations of choice that is exciting and challenging to fill a short vacation time, especially in East Java Indonesia.

Mount Bromo is located in four districts at once; Probolinggo Regency, Pasuruan Regency, Lumajang Regency, and Malang Regency. Based on history, it is stated that the name of Mount Bromo comes from the word ‘Brahma’ (one of the main gods in Hinduism), this Mountain (Mount Bromo) has unique and interesting facts to listen to and know before visiting there.

Below are 6 unique facts about Mount Bromo :
1. Sacred mountain for local people, this mountain is considered sacred by the Tengger Tribe (local people) who inhabit Mount Bromo. They hold the Kasodo ritual once a year. Every 14th day of Kasada month in the Javanese calendar, ritual offerings or offerings are held for Sang Hyang Widhi (God) and his ancestors, which are performed by the Tengger tribe. In this ceremony, some of the produce of the earth is offered, which is thrown into the crater of Mount Bromo as a sign of gratitude.

2. Tengger Tribe, the name Tengger itself is taken from his second name, namely Teng from the name suffix Roro Anteng and Ger from the name suffix Joko Seger. Roro Anteng, daughter of a dignitary of the Majapahit Kingdom, and Joko Seger, the son of a brahmin. Roro Anteng and Joko Seger later married and they became refugees in the Tengger Mountains. It was there that they became leaders with the title Purbawisesa Mangkurat Ing Tengger. The descendants of Roro Anteng and Joko Seger later became the Tengger Tribe in East Java. Most Javanese people believe in Islam, in contrast to the Tenggerese who still maintain the beliefs of their ancestors from Majapahit. The ancestors of the Tengger Tribe adhered to the Shiva-Buddhist belief which later developed into Hinduism as held by the Tengger Tribe today.

3. Mt. Bromo frost phenomenon, every change of season from rainy to dry, at Mount Bromo a natural phenomenon appears in the form of frozen ice. The air temperature of Mount Bromo can reach temperatures of 3-20 degrees Celsius, even under certain conditions the air temperature can reach below 0 degrees Celsius.

4. Golden Sunrise on Mt. Bromo, besides the sea of ​​​​sand and the stunning caldera, Mount Bromo is also one of the most fun places to watch the sunrise. The best point to see this natural wonder is at Pananjakan hill and Kingong hill.

5. Sea of Sands and the shape of Mt. Bromo crater, the uniqueness of Mount Bromo is the body shape that is linked or still connected between valleys and canyons with a caldera or sea of ​​​sand covering an area of ​​​​10 square kilometers. Not only that, Mount Bromo has a crater with a diameter of about 800 km (from north to south) and about 600 km (from east to west). Mount Bromo is a volcano with a coal cone type, which is formed from basalt coals and pyroclastic volcanic ash from a large or explosive eruption

6. Mt. Bromo is an active volcano, Mount Bromo is one of the volcanoes that are still active. To get to the top of the crater, you can climb about 200 stairs. According to history, during the 20th and 21st centuries, it was recorded that Mount Bromo erupted several times at fairly regular intervals of 30 years. The largest eruption ever occurred in 1974 and the last eruption occurred in 2016.

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