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Tengger Caldera Travel Guide: 170 reviews and 436 photos

>> the caldera

astonishing and gorgeous mountaineous range
just located on my backyard
everytime i turn my head
whenever trying to go away
i can see the way she's waving me
asking me to be back
time by time
moment by moment
enchanting me
since i was a kid
by its caldera
oh the holy Sang Hyang Widi Wasa
so peaceful standing on its foothills

>> edelweiss, edelweiss

Mount Bromo is situated on east Java, and we can find this beautiful sand mountain range from Probolinggo, Malang or Pasuruan (approximately hundred kilometres from Surabaya). On the way to the top, you can find the nice mountain flower called Edelweiss. And for my own, it can be so special because my first name 'Ukirsari' (taken from Sanskrit lingo) means 'mountain flower' also -- it means Edelweiss too :)

Majority, people's religion at Bromo are Hindu. They're celebrates a traditional annual ceremony called 'Kasodo' [or Kasada]. They're preparing food, vegetables and cattles then put them down to the crater of Bromo as a sign to say thanks for the Gods. This habit taken from a legend called 'Roro Anteng and Joko Seger'. The story is about a couple (Roro Anteng and Joko Seger) who got married several years but not yet have a child. They're praying everyday on Bromo, and the Gods finally giving them 12 kids! With a notification; they have to give the youngest kid for the Gods in the crater. And since then, Bromo people celebrating Kasodo.
Beside put the cattles, vegetables and food in the crater, the Hindu priests also celebrates annual meeting on the centre of the desert. They're show their ability and make it just like a 'fighting', so I called this place as a battle field.

>> tengger massif

Look at this picture. So popular as everybody can see on postcard [one of them is .... VT member Chancay, I already sent to him]. Well, you can have that pretty beautiful scenery on sunrise from view point of Gunung Penanjakan [2770 m].
Speaking about this Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, the whole of this area simply known as Mount Bromo. But in fact, there are three mountains in the caldera [known as Tengger Massif], a volcanic landscape with Gunung Bromo, Batok and Kursi laying on its flat sea of lava sand. Then further south of them is Mahameru, or Semeru. A sacred mountain in Hinduism, and known as the mother of Gunung [mount] Agung in Bali, also the highest mountain in Java [3676 m]

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  • In a nutshell:everytime i go, she turns me back!!!!
  • Last visit to Tengger Caldera: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2004
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  • Jul 6, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    You are a very talented ,charming & beautiful . Keep up the good work! My mom is Indonesian & dad is a pure German. I am going to visit JAKARTA for the first time & hope it will be fun. Thanks for your BEAUTIFUL pics.

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    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Deuuuhhh yeang mau ultah...ke Paris ya, dijemput suami? :))

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Great picture! volopolo

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    Feb 12, 2007 at 9:58 PM

    Looks like a truely amazing place to visit ;-)

  • Aug 14, 2005 at 3:30 AM

    Incredible photos. Like you suggest like something from Lord Of the RIngs....

  • schlumpf's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2005 at 1:00 PM

    Are you beggin' me if I want to go for this? com'on...you, lucky bas***d, with such amazing place and such amazing landscapes!!simply WOW!!!!

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    Have seen, and photographed the Edelweiss, too,... at Bali (is remarkable, toch?), heerlijk weekend Ukirsari... greetzzz RoyJava

  • jb607's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 6:57 AM

    This page is very useful and helpful to me as I plan a trip to the Tengger Caldera. Thank you for taking the time to create it. Jabat Erat Dariku, jb

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2005 at 3:31 PM

    Hi @rie, you really should tell that Volcano to stop smoking, it's not good for its health, nor for the health of all the passive smokers living nearby :-( Nice page!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2004 at 9:55 PM

    fantastic page!


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