Active Volcanic Landscape



Bromo Tua caldera, meaning 'old' Bromo, is a gaping hole in the earth's surface 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) wide with walls higher than 350 meters (1,100 ft). Standing on the edge of this crater gives a birds-eye view of three young volcanoes--Bromo, Batok and Widodaren--which emerge from the black 'sand sea' pit of volcanic ash like a vision from another planet. Floating on the distant horizon, at a majestic 3,676 meters (12,060 ft), Gunung Semeru is the highest mountain on Java. Named after Tibet's Mt. Meru, the 'mountain at the center of the world' Semeru is an active volcano in Indonesia's 'Ring of Fire' and the center of local legends.

Gunung Bromo, Malang, East Java


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