Bromo volcano and Ngadas rain forest

IMG_0920[1]Mount Bromo is in the middle of the Tengger massif. At 2329 metres, Mount Bromo is an active volcano in the Bromo Tengger Semeru national park.

The name Bromo should be derived from Brahama, the Hindu god. It is situated in the middle of the « Sea of Sand ». During the Hindu festival of Yadnya Kasada, the Tenggerese people travel to the Bromo in order to make offerings to the mountain gods by throwing fruits and chiken and others into the caldera of the volcano. It is a very old legend (15th century). Near Batok volcano sits a Hindu temple called Pura Luhur Poten.IMG_0910[1]

For us, it was a really nice experience, walking five hours on the Sea of Sand, climbing up the stairs to listen the sound of Bromo Volcano. When we came back, we stoped in the little Ngadas village to watch the fields and listen to the rain forest.IMG_0946[1] IMG_1014[1]