As you might know, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the first national park that I’ve ever visited here in my home country Indonesia. This past September 2017 I had an opportunity to visit this magnificent national park as part of my assignment for Silk Air for their magazines article about Bromo for November 2017 issue. With this in mind, I need to reset my mind and view about this place in order to discover more about this place.
I didn’t went up to the usual Penanjakan View Point for its sunrise, but instead I went to Mentingen view point to get a spread out view of the volcanoes and also the sea of sands. I was able to get clear sky with very clear view of the sky full of stars that morning and also since it was a weekend, there are many tourist jeep criss crossing the sea of sands which create dramatic scenery to show how busy this place during the dawn eventhough it was still pitch black.
After having one of the best sunrise, I went down to the sea of sands area and also going up to the mouth of Mount Bromo by climbing the stairs. The landscape had changed from my last visit 9 years ago after the big eruption which occurred on 2010. I was also get a chance to meet with local Tenggerese people with their horse around the area of the volcano.
So to conclude, I get the feeling from this trip is that, even though you had been to the place before, you should try to open your mind and clear everything about the place. You will be surprised to get many great and new perspective photos compare to your previous visit.
You can read the full magazine throughout the month of November 2017 when on board Silk Air Flight or you can access the online version here.
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