Best Places to Visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

There are some best places to visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (BTS National Park). The BTS National Park offers beautiful and attractive natural charm for tourists. There are many interesting and beautiful spots you can visit while on vacation to Bromo Semeru Tengger National Park.


You can watch the Yadnya Kasada Ceremony at Luhur Poten Temple at the foot of Mount Bromo, the Mount Bromo Crater, the Sand Sea of Mount Bromo, The Famous Sunrise on Pananjakan Hill, the Beauty of Madakaripura Waterfall, the Peak of B29 in Lumajang Regency and many other interesting spots you can visit.


Here are 11 best places to visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that you can explore its beauty.



1. Mount Bromo


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Mount Bromo is an active volcano as high as 2,329 meters above sea level in East Java, Indonesia or precisely located in four regencies which are the Probolinggo Regency, Pasuruan Regency, Lumajang Regency and Malang Regency. This mountain looks very beautiful and charming because of its interrelated shape between valleys and canyons with a caldera of sea sand of about 10 square kilometers.


Mount Bromo is believed to be the Holy Mountain by the Tengger Tribe (local peopel). Therefore, to honour the existence of the mountain, they holds a Yadnya Kasada Ceremony once a year at Mount Bromo. This ceremony is located in a temple called the Luhur Poten Temple on the foot of Mount Bromo. Furthermore, you can also enjoy the beauty of Sunrise and the sea of sand in the very cold atmosphere.



2. Mount Bromo Crater


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Mount Bromo Crater is one of Interesting Tourist Attractions in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park you must visit. This crater has a diameter of about 800 meters (north-south) and 600 meters east-west. While the most danger area is a circle with a radius of 4 kilometers from the center of Bromo Crater.


To be able to reach Bromo Crater, you can start your trip after seeing the sunrise from Penanjakan Peak or starting from Cemoro Lawang Village. From the peak of Bromo Crater, you can witness the phenomenon of volcanic mountains that are still active. From the top of Bromo Crater you can also see a vast expanse of sea sand and see the splendor of Mount Semeru as high as 3,676 meters above sea level.



3. Witnessing the Sunrise on Penanjakan Hill


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Penanjakan is the highest hill group located on the north side of Mount Bromo which is also as a place to monitor the activities of Mount Bromo. In addition Bukit Penanjakan is a very strategic place to witness the charm of Mount Bromo Natural Beauty, the “Sighview or” The Famous Sunrise “.


To go to Bukit Penanjakan is quite difficult because usually the journey is started at dawn through steep roads and must pass through a sea of sand. To be able to witness the natural phenomenon of The Famous Sunrise of Mount Bromo, you must arrive at 04.00 am and find a strategic place to get this special moment to the fullest.


Bukit Penanjakan is a very amazing place. After watching The Famous Sunrise you will be presented with “The Sea of ​​Sand” where a vast sea of ​​sand will look very exotic when covered with white clouds that spread in some parts as if we were above the clouds.



4. Bromo Sea of Sand


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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Indonesia with its uniqueness. This region is the only place of nature conservation in Indonesia that is unique in the form of a sea of sand covering around 5,250 hectares.



5. Savana Bromo Meadow


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If you travel to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, do not miss to visit the Savanna Bromo Meadow. This place is a natural park located south of Mount Bromo in a green valley surrounded by high cliffs and several small mountain ridges.


Savana Bromo Meadow is also called the Jemplang Valley by the Tengger Tribe community. In this place you can find a vast expanse of Savana Bromo Meadow with green hills in it that will make you feel tranquil in this beautiful place.



6. Whispering Sand (Pasir Berbisik) of Mount Bromo


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Whispering Sand is one of interesting tourist destinations in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which is situated in the east side of Mount Bromo Crater at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. It is called the Whispering Sand because in this place if the wind is blowing hard, the roar of the wind will bring grains of sand like to whisper on something. The whisper will be heard clearly when entering the dry season which makes this desert dry.


Enjoying the Enchanting Mount Bromo’s Whispering Sand is not difficult. If you are in Bromo, you can hire a Bromo Jeep and ask the driver to take you to that place. So that you can get the most interesting experiences, do the adventure in the morning, because at this time you can explore all of Bromo Attractions optimally.



7. Mount Semeru Trekking


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Mount Semeru with a height of 3,676 meters above sea level is the highest mountain on the island of Java, located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java Province, Indonesia. This mountain is much sought after by tourists for Semeru adventure trekking tour. On Mount Semeru, you can see the diversity of flora and fauna such as the White Edelweiss Flower and various types of Endemic Orchids and animals such as Beetles, Langur, Mongoose, Deer, Mouse Deer and Grouse that live wildly.



8. Madakaripura Waterfall


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Madakaripura Waterfall is another Best Places to Visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park you can visit. This highest waterfall in Java Island is located in Branggah Hamlet, Negororejo Village, Lumbang District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia.


The 200 meter high waterfall is surrounded by green hills that can drip water on all areas of the cliff like a rain. The water that pouring down form another waterfall.



9. Ranu Kumbolo Lake


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Ranu Kumbolo Lake is a 15 hectare mountain lake situated in Lumajang Regency, East Java Province or precisely located in the Tengger Mountains at the foot of Mount Semeru. This lake has natural and very beautiful panorama. This place also become a resting place for climbers before start to climb Mount Semeru.



10. Ranu Pani Lake


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Lake Ranu Pani is one of the four resting areas for climbers who want to climb to the Peak of Semeru. Ranu Pani Village is the last village before reaching Semeru Peak. The village is inhabited by Tengger Tribe residents who live at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Ranu Pani Villagers themselves are native descendants of Javanese people who lived in the Majapahit Kingdom era.



11. The Lumajang B29 Peak


The Lumajang B29 Peak

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You can also watch the natural phenomena of sunrise and sunset which are very beautiful like heaven from B29 Peak. It is one of best places to visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park situated at an altitude of 2,900 meters above sea level in Argosari Village, Senduro District, Lumajang Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia or in the southeast side of Mount Bromo.