Gunung Bromo - Tourism Indonesia


Friday, August 31, 2007

Gunung Bromo

Mount Bromo also Gunung Bromo, located in the Tengger Caldera, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. It is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, and even though at 2329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, it is the most well known.

According to a local folk tale, at the end of the 15th century princess Roro Anteng from the Majapahit Empire started a separate principality together with her husband Joko Seger. They named it Tengger by the last syllables of their names. The principality did prosper, but the ruling couple failed to conceive children. In their despair they climbed Mount Bromo to pray to the gods, who granted them help, but requested the last child to be sacrificed to the gods. They had 24 children, and when the 25th and last child Kesuma was born Roro Anteng refused to do the sacrifice as promised. The gods then threatened with fire and brimstone, until she finally did the sacrifice. After the child was thrown into the crater, the voice of the child ordered the local people to perform an annual ceremony on the volcano, which is not held today.

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  1. Mount Bromo indeed have the beautiful panorama and also thinking about the hotel's excellent facilities. I also was writing about the mountain bromo, this post can add my reference. Thanks

  2. every body who has visiting mount bromo said "this is a heaven on the earth!"

  3. Mount Bromo is a tourist attraction in East Java, visit every day to reach thousands of people

  4. i am is very like visit to bromo.. i ussually go to there with my fammily..

  5. Mount Bromo is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Indonesia


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