One of the most awesome sunrises I saw was over the surreal, moon-like landscape of an active volcano – Mt. Bromo in East Java, near Surabaya, Indonesia. The name Bromo is from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation. It belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park named after the two mountains, Mount Semeru (the highest in Java) & Mount Bromo, and the Tengger people who inhabit the area.
Mt. Semeru is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes and erupts smoke & ash every few minutes. Mt. Bromo looks more like a crater, as its top is blown off. It’s around 10 km in diameter and blows out white sulphurous pungent smoke continuously. The volcanoes were quite active recently in 2010-2011.
Mt. Bromo is one of the most surreal places I’ve seen and Indonesia has many such ‘out of the world’ and exciting destinations! For more information on the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. More images of sunrises & sunsets in my earlier post – The Golden hour.