Where to take amazing pictures on Mount Bromo

Where to take amazing pictures on Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is arguably one of the most photographed spots in the country, thanks to its natural beauty and dramatic scenery.

On my recent visit there, I met so many visitors capturing their moments with the mountain; everyone from young hikers using mobile phone cameras to older travelers using DSLR cameras.

A few of the more serious photographers even camped the night in order to capture the Milky Way.

Bromo's photogenic spots can easily be reached by rental jeeps owned by locals. Simply tell the driver where you want to go and he'll take you there.

Here are several places you should strongly consider visiting.

Mount Penanjakan 1 and Mt. Penanjakan 2

Mount Penanjakan 1 and Mt. Penanjakan 2 are the most popular points on Bromo from which to watch the sunrise.

The mountains are adored for their sweeping views of the morning sun, which rises, red and yellow, in thick clouds and mist.

There is a small building with rows of chairs and iron rails at Mount Penanjakan 1 to accommodate sunrise hunters.

The sun rises off to the east, while to the south, you can marvel at Mt. Batok, Mt. Bromo, and the majestic Mt. Semeru.

Mount Penanjakan 2 offers a roomier alternative, though getting there requires a longer trek through bushes.

Besides the sunrise and the mountain views, early risers can also enjoy a sky full of stars from these two spots.

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