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How to visit Gunung Bromo

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There is no denying that Gunung Bromo and the caldera it sits with in is one of the singularly most spectacular sights in all of Java, if not Indonesia.

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It is a purely otherworldly experience—sitting in darkness on the caldera ridge, listening to the jeeps roar across the Sea of Sand below, waiting for the sun to break first light. Then as the light show begins and the mists clear (fingers crossed for good weather) you’re greeted with a smorgasbord of colour and divinity as squat bubbling Bromo and Batok fills the foreground, while Gunung Semeru, Java’s tallest peak and in all ways, the archetypal jurassic volcano of your dreams stands to attention behind, ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,700 words.)

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Popular attractions in Gunung Bromo

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Gunung Bromo.

Best places to stay in Gunung Bromo

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Gunung Bromo.

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