Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mount Bromo

The crater of Mount Bromo

Regular visitors visiting this area since the early days in order to see the sunrise. To see it, you have to climb Mount Pananjakan is the highest mountain in the region. Terrain that must be traversed to get to Mount Pananjakan a rugged terrain. To reach the foot of Mount Pananjakan, you have to go through a desert-like area that can make you get lost. When the need to climb Mount Pananjakan, narrow streets and a lot of sharp turns would require a high driving skill. For that, many visitors choose to rent a car hardtop (a type of jeep) driven by the surrounding community. Surrounding communities come from the Tengger tribe friendly with the visitors.

Ocean Sand of Mount Bromo

Up above, there are many shops serving coffee or hot tea and a fire to keep warm while waiting for the sun tebitnya. There are also stores that rent warm clothing. Watching the sunrise is an interesting event. The proof, the visitors are willing to wait since 5 am facing the east so as not to lose this moment. You also do not always get to see this event, because if the cloudy sky, the appearance of the sun is not seen clearly. However, when the sky is clear, you can see the roundness of the sun first of all just as small blotter matches, slowly enlarge and eventually form a complete circle and enlighten so that we can see the view of the mountains in this region. Among others, Mount Bromo, Mount Batok, or Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in Java.

Stairs Towards Bromo crater
The stairs leading to the summit of Mount Bromo
Bromo crater and the Ocean Sand

Finished watching the sunrise, you can go back down the mountain and to Mount Bromo Pananjakan. Sunlight can make you see the scenery around. Apparently you go through the sea of ​​sand which covers 10 km ². Arid areas filled with sand and only a little overgrown grasses that dry out. Wind, making the sand fly and can be difficult for you to breathe.

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To reach the foot of Mount Bromo, you can not use the vehicle. Instead, you should hire a horse at 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, due to the scorching sun, the distance, the flying dust can make the journey harder.

Now, you have to climb the ladder whose numbers reach 250 stairs to see the crater of Mount Bromo. At the top of Bromo whose height 2392 m above sea level, you can see the crater of Mount Bromo that emit smoke. You can also cast your gaze down, and saw the sea of ​​sand with a temple in the middle. Really incredibly rare and extraordinary that we can enjoy.

The beauty of Mount Bromo

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Raja Ampat, Charm of Exotic Marine Tourism Of Papua

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Located remote Raja Ampat in West Papua. This area stores a million beauty beneath the sea. Raja Ampat marine tourism is known as one of the 10 best diving in the world.

The beauty of nature is amazing Raja Ampat certainly very beautiful, pity if in miss. The place is called a type of tropical natural resources of the richest in the world located in Papua Raja Ampat regency, Enchantment under the sea and natural wealth became the mainstay.
However, infrastructure is inadequate. To reach the Raja Ampat, travelers must fly to Sorong and then along the sea as far as 71 km to arrive in Raja Ampat.
Although it is still early age, Raja Ampat tourists can suck as much as 5 thousand people per year in 2009. The target, tourist arrivals reached 8 thousand in 2013


Raja Ampat marine tourism is like a woman is a virgin, like the flowers that are growing and blooming fragrant scent. therefore the location of facilities and infrastructure is still not perfect, knowing the age of the reign of Raja Ampat the 7-year-old. So to make Raja Ampat marine tourism object become one distinasi sea travel the world. necessary support by all parties.


The route to get to the Raja ampat more or less as follows:
First you have to fly to push papua. after that you will be taken to Raja Ampat with boarding more or less within 70 KM.

Who says nothing in Papua object stunning marine tourism? During this exoticism Papua better known as a simple culture and abundant natural resources. However, come to Raja Ampat, and enjoy the beauty of coral reef, complete with captivating marine life and marine scenery impressive.
Nothing wrong if later Putri Indonesia 2005 Nadine Chandrawinata expressed his admiration for the region after a dive, feel the grain underwater panorama of Raja Ampat are very alluring. Fans of snorkeling and diving is guaranteed not to be disappointed. Instead, they will be called to come and come again. Raja Ampat Sorong is broken, since 2003. District has a population of 31 thousand inhabitants has 610 islands (only 35 islands are inhabited) with a total area of ​​about 46,000 km2, but only 6,000 km2 of land, 40,000 km2 in the sea. The islands are unspoiled and beautiful sea is still making direct tourists hooked. The archipelago is located in the northwest of the head of the birds of New Guinea, with approximately 1500 small islands and atoll and 4 main large islands, namely Misol, Salawati, Bantata and Waigeo. This then makes the Raja Ampat marine park in Indonesia. This area was the target of the hunters reef fish by bombing and cyanide poison to spread. However, there are still many people who seek to protect the region's marine wealth that could be saved. Coral reefs in Raja Ampat marine rated comprehensive in the world. Of the world's 537 species of coral, 75 percent were in these waters. Also found 1104 species of fish, 669 species of molluscs (soft animals), and 537 species of coral animals. Incredible!

The World Bank in collaboration with global environmental institutions establish Raja Ampat as one region in East Indonesia, which received assistance Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program (Coremap) II, since 2005. In Raja Ampat, this program covers 17 villages and involve the local population. Fishermen are also trained to cultivate grouper and seaweed. Especially for those of you who are not interested in diving, great blue expanse of ocean that refract the beauty of the sky, emitting a sprinkling of white sand sparkle like pearls, can be enjoyed. In addition, there are clusters of charming islands and unique flora and fauna such as red paradise, paradise Wilson, maleo Waigeo, various parrots and parrot, possum Waigeo, as well as various types of orchids. Mansuar Papua Diving on the island is one of the leading resorts in the region. Foreign tourists diving enthusiasts at home for days and even months in Raja Ampat enjoys the beauty that was there and stay at Papua Diving.

Each year the resort is visited at least 600 special tourist who spent an average of two weeks. Lodging is very simple that only a walled and roofed woven palm leaves that cost at least 75 euro or Rp 900,000 a night. If you want to dive must pay 30 euros, or about Rp 360.000 one dive at a particular location. Most tourists come from Europe. Only a few tourists from Indonesia to stay and dive in there. Kri Island, Waigeo, and Misool resort also prepared for visitors. On the island there Misool Eco Resort is built by applying the principles of strict nature conservation. There are agreements with indigenous people around the region to maintain an integrated ecosystem called the "No Take Zone" which prohibits any taking of marine exploitation, ranging from hunting shells, turtle eggs, shark fin to just fishing. In the extreme, even in this eco resort has prohibited the use of antiseptics as waste exhaust feared would kill the coral reef ecosystems in the vicinity.

Some resort set prices relatively expensive because of present facilities. Travelers with limited costs can also benefit from a state-owned resort is much cheaper in the Waisai, the capital of Raja Ampat. You have to fly first to the airport Domne Eduard Osok, Sorong, Papua, and then directly to the location by speed boat with a capacity of about 10 people at a rate of Rp 3.2 million each way. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the Raja Ampat Islands in particular to Mansuar. To get around the island is desired, we can hire a speedboat capacity of 10 persons at a price of USD 3-5 million per 8 hours, depending on the intelligence we bargain. We can also take a tour package to visit the village to see typical local plants and animals such as birds of paradise.

To get into the area of ​​Raja Ampat, everyone has to pay an entrance fee of Rp 250 thousand for domestic, and $ 500 thousand for tourists from abroad. A round pin that serves as this identity we will receive, after paying the fee. Uniquely, the pin is valid for one year, from 1 January to 31 December. So if in one year we go back and forth to visit Raja Ampat, only need to pay a one-time entrance fee. Certainly can not pin was missing and we had to wear as identification.

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