Explore Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
Mount Bromo is a part of the huge volcanic complex, which is also known as Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, located in the area of three Javanese cities: Probolinggo, Malang and Pasuruan. The mountain is especially famous among local and foreign tourists because of its amazing, moonlike landscape as well as stunning sunrises. However, to experience the beauty of this wonderful place it is neccessary to start hiking before dawn. There is no denying that the best spot to watch the sunrise in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park is Penanjakan. The mysterious atmosphere of this amazing place is even stronger because of the religious significance of the volcanic complex for Tengger tribe, which still follows ancient Hindu ceremonies in various spots located in the National Park including Poten temple.
Once a year the people of Tengger tribe hold Yadna Kasada ceremony every 14th night of Kasada month (full moon). During the ceremony, Tengger people gather at the peak of Mount Bromo carrying various offerings for the Supreme God Sang Hyang Widi and pray together for peace and wealth in their life. Certainly the landscape of vast caldera as well as spirituality of this unique place will provide you one of the most unforgettable experience in your life.