Bromo mountain tourism

Mount Bromo is a volcano is still active and most famous as a tourist attraction in EastJava. Mount Bromo is located at an altitude of 2392 meters above sea level, location in Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, and Malang. Mount Bromo there is sand coveringsome 10 square kilometers and has a crater with a diameter of ± 800 feet (north-south)and ± 600 meters (east-west).

For Tengger tribe, Mount Bromo volcano is believed to be sacred. Once a year,Tengger tribe held a ceremony Yadnya Kasada or Kasodo. The ceremony was held at atemple which is under the foot of Mount Bromo and proceed north to the top of MountBromo. The ceremony was held at midnight to early morning every full moon around 14or 15 in Kasodo (tenth) according to the Javanese calendar.

The temperature here reached 10 and even up to 0 degrees Celsius in the morning. So,you should prepare for heavy clothing, hats skullcaps, gloves, socks, scarves to cope.But, if you forget the equipment, there are many vendors offering wares in the form ofhats, gloves, or scarves.

Seeing sunrise from Pananjakan Bromo

Visitors usually visit this area since early morning in order to see the rising sun. To see the sunrise, you have to climb Mount Pananjakan which is the highest mountain in the region. Locations that must be passed to get to Mount Pananjakan a heavy field. To reach the foot of Mount Pananjakan, you have to go through desert-like area that canmake you get lost. Many visitors choose to rent a hardtop car (jeep type) that many inthis area.

On location, there are many shops serving coffee or tea and a fire to warm the bodywhile waiting for the sunrise time. The visitors are willing to wait since 5 am facing theeast so as not to lose this moment. After sunrise we could see the views of the mountains in this area such as: Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, or Mount Sumeru which is the highest mountain in Java.

Finished watching the sunrise, you can go back down the mountain Pananjakan to Mount Bromo. Sunlight can make you see the scenery around. You pass through the area of sand which covers 10 km ². Arid areas are filled with sand and just a littleovergrown grass is dry. Gust of wind, making the sand fly and can be difficult for you to breathe.

To reach the foot of Mount Bromo, you can not use the vehicle. You have to rent a horseat a price of Rp 70.000, - or if you feel strong, you can choose to walk. But, it should be noted that walking is not easy, because of the scorching sun, a long distance, the flyingdust can make the trip more berat.setelah that you have to climb the ladder whose numbers reach 250 stairs to see the crater of Mount Bromo .

Arriving at the top of Bromo is 2392 m high above sea level, you can see the crater of Mount Bromo that emit smoke. You can also cast your gaze down, and saw a sandyarea with a temple in the middle. It's really incredibly rare and unusual that we can enjoy.

Borobudur tample

Borobudur is the name of a Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. The location of the temple is approximately 100 km southwest of Hyderabad and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple was founded by the followers of Mahayana Buddhism around the year 800 AD during the reign of the dynasty dynasty. In the ethnic Chinese, this temple is called (Hanyu Pinyin: po luo fu tu) in Mandarin. This name probably comes from the word Sambharabhudhara, which means "mountain"(bhudara) where the slopes are located terraces. In addition there are some other folk etymology. Suppose that the word comes from the greeting Borobudur "the Buddha"who because of a shift in sound to Borobudur. 
Another explanation is that thethe name is comes from two words "coal"and " beduhur". The word bara said to have originatedfrom the word monastery, while there are also other explanations where the coal comes from Sanskrit which means temple or monastery complex and beduhur meaning is"high", or to remind the Balinese language means "above". So the point is a monasteryor hostel located on high ground.

Borobudur has the basic structure of the terraces, with a six-yard square, three roundcircular courtyard and a main stupa as a peak. Also scattered in all pelatarannya severalstupas. Ten yard owned Borobudur illustrates clearly the Mahayana school of philosophy. Like abook, Borobudur described ten levels of Bodhisattva who must pass to reach theperfection of the Buddha. The foot of Borobudur symbolize the world that is still dominated by kama or "lowdesire". This section is mostly covered by a pile of stone that allegedly made ​​tostrengthen the construction of the temple.

The highest level that describes the lack of form is represented in the form of the stupaof the largest and highest. Stupa described plain without the holes. Within the biggeststupa ever found this Buddha statue is not perfect, who incorrectly thought it as asculpture Adibuddha, but through further research there never was a statue at the mainstupa. Borobudur has no worship spaces like other temples. there is only long hallwayswhich is a narrow street. In the halls of this is expected to conduct Buddhist ceremonieswalk around the temple.

Transport Towards Borobudur

By plane
The nearest larger airports are in Yogyakarta's Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) and Solo's Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC). Both are well connected domestically and also offer some limited international connections to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It is possible, if one rushes oneself a bit, to visit Borobudur on a day trip from Bali or Jakarta. You can also fly direct to Semarang from Singapore with Batavia Air [3] (4 times per week), and make your way to Borobudur from there (1.5hrs away).

By bus
Public buses to Borobudur from Yogyakarta are aimed mostly at Indonesian visitors and only a few tourists venture aboard. If you are adventurous though, the Trans-Jogya service runs from central Yogyakarta to Jombor bus terminal in northern Yogyakarta (Rp3,000) where you can change to another bus to get to Borobudur. It takes about 60 to 90 minutes and should cost around Rp10-15,000 one way, but bargain with the bus staff to get a good price.
Buses run regularly from Magelang to Borobudur via Muntilan and are widely advertised there. Journey time of about 1 hour.

To get to and from Prambanan, take a Yogyakarta bus and get down at Jombor Terminal (90 min, Rp 15,000 for visitors, Rp 7,000 for Indonesians). From Jombor take TransJogya route 2B to Prambanan (45-60 min, Rp 3,000). It will require 3 bus changes- 2B from Jombor to Terminal Condong, 3B from Condong to Maguuro (Jl. Solo) and 1A/B from Maguuro to Prambanan.

By minibus
Travel agents in Yogyakarta sell door-to-door minibus tour packages for around Rp 75,000, which is a good deal and a straightforward way to reach the monument, although some operators may stop off at Batik and Silver factories along the route.

By car
Yogyakarta is about 40 minutes south of Borobudur by car. Most of the route is on a well-maintained (for Indonesia) four-lane (in many places) highway and there are frequent bus services (see above). A taxi from Yogyakarta to Borobudur costs around Rp 200,000 or Rp. 225,000 from the airport.

Nusa Lembongan - diving & surfing in Bali

Nusa Lembongan is one of the small island of a row of three islands located in the southeast of Bali, the Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Lembongan Island is the best of the other two islands. This island belonged Klungkung regency and its location is separated by Badung Strait from the island of Bali. Although only a small island, Nusa Lembongan can deliver a variety of recreational facilities. On the island is almost squashed with Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan that we will be greeted by a white sandy beach with crystal clear sea and various kinds of colorful fish and beautiful coral reefs and colorful.

Angklung - Bamboo musical instrument

Angklung is a musical instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved so that they have a resonant pitch when struck. The two tubes are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held with one hand while the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound. Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an ensemble will play just one note and together complete melodies are produced. Angklung is popular throughout Southeast Asia, but originated from Indonesia and it has been used and played by the Sundanese since the ancient times.

Semendo Coffee - another best Indonesian coffee

Today I received a package containing a packet of coffee semendo weight 250 grams,from my aunt who lives in Semendo, District Muara Enim, South Sumatra Province. Previously, my aunt is the owner of a vast coffee plantation. This coffee is different from a modern factory processed coffee that I had been drinking.
This coffee is much more dense in color, and distinctive fragrance with low acidity, thistype of coffee is robusta coffee.
Because of this very traditional coffee processing, is still a lot of pulp visible on its surface. But the sense of not be fooled, this coffee is one of the best coffee in my opinion.

Indonesia's spa - 3rd Largest spa industry in asia

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Indonesia's spa industry has the third fastest growing and largest in Asia after India and China. Minister of Culture and Tourism (Minister of Culture), Jero Wacik, in his press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday (18 / 5), say, Indonesia is among the three countries in Asia which has a spa that sufficient industrial development increases, below India and China.

Mount Tangkuban Parahu Festival

Tangkuban Parahu mountain, which rises to a height of more than 2,000 meters in the north of Bandung became the center of Sundanese traditional arts performances involving about 1,500 people.

Community united in Indigenous Tangkuban Parahu together a number of observers of the culture was preparing for a show which will be held in the Festival of Culture and Tourism of Mount Tangkuban Parahu, 2011, in Curug Nini, Cikole, Lembang, Bandung regency, West Java. The event opened on Saturday (14 / 5) and will run until Saturday (21 / 5).

Head of Unit III Perhutanioffice, Bambang Setiabudi, said in People's Mind Online in Bandung on Thursday (12 / 5), art include reog, kaulinan drums, traditional Sundanese dance, Avenged Kacapi, to planting trees and socialization antibencana.

The festival titled "Merekatkan dan Melestarikan Budaya Sunda dan Nusantara Sebagai Aset Budaya Bangsa untuk Memajukan Pariwisata Indonesia" is supported by the Office of Culture and Tourism regency of West Java.

The festival is both a local cultural development, which is one of the guidelines for determining the success of forest conservation in West Java. Organizing the festival is nothing but an effort to develop regional tourism sector.

On the other hand, according to Dada Suparman, Perhutani public relations staff, the Ministry of SOEs has also instructed sejal in 2010, so that each state can raise and nurture local wisdom. Perhutani Unit III is already making culture and local wisdom as one of the main elements of forest management.

Lotek - "Low Tech" sundanese food
Lotek(Low Tech), foods containing vegetable stew which poured fresh peanut sauce. Its uniqueness, add shrimp paste, brown sugar, and garlic. In general, lotek taste sweeter than pecel. In addition, if the sauce is mixed spice pecel before, to lotek new flavor will be added when served.

Lotek can be served with warm rice cake or rice, accompanied by crackers and fried onions.

Recipes Lotek

Materials 10 bean stalk, cut into pieces 1 chayote fruit, hard boiled 1 bunch kale, siangi 50 grams touge, pour boiling hot water, drained 100 g young jackfruit, cut into pieces 100 grams tempeh, fried 2 pieces of medium-size frying know
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