Penanjakan Views of Bromo Mountain in East Java Province - Indonesia
When tourists talk about Bromo Mountain, they may think about the beauty of nature views, crater, and the golden sunrise. It is because the locals allow everyone to go up to the peak of the mountain and enjoy all the attractions there. As long as they don’t get too near to the crater, they are good to go. Well, what about witnessing sunrise? Where is the best spot to do it? According to the locals, there is a famous place called Penanjakan Views (Penjakan 1 & 2). Both of them are considered the best sites to hunt the golden sunrise and enjoy the panoramas.
Lots of visitors come to Penanjakan Views every day. Due to this reason, the local government decides to improve the quality of the site. In Penajakan 1 (located in Wonokitri Pasuruan) for example, tourists can find posts and several food vendors. Several seats are also available there. Some trees and bushes grow there as well, but their number is scarce. The nuance in Penajakan 2 (located in Probolinggo) is not that different, actually. One thing, they are located in a separated area so tourists must choose either of the places.
Exploring Penanjakan Views
Even though Penanjakan 1 and 2 share similar characteristics, they have several differences that tourists should know. For example, it is the height. Penanjakan 1 resides in 2,770 meters above the sea level and it is located in the southwest of Bromo Mountain. In this place, tourists acknowledge the beauty of the sunrise and name it “The Famous of Sunrise”. From that location, tourists can also see mountains, Pasir Berbisik (sea of sand), and much more. When it comes to the weather, it feels so refreshing there. Not to mention it is the crowded.
What about Penanjakan 2? In this area, tourists are able to enjoy the view of a sun-up called “Bromo Sunrise”. One thing, the site is not located as high as Penanjakan 1. Due to the fact, tourists are able to reach the site in an easier manner. It also becomes an alternative when the other one is too crowded. As for the information, the site was once closed due to a landslide. Fortunately, the local government had undergone refinement so it remains accessible to tourists.
In terms of popularity, Penanjakan View 1 is definitely more popular than the other option as the viewing spot is higher. Thus, they consider it a better place to witness the sunrise and the weather feels more comfortable there. Regardless of the choice, tourists can take advantage of a jeep service to reach the site. It is quite helpful especially for those who have low stamina, in fact. Once they approach the location, they need to walk for about 10 minutes passing through the stairs. Well, it is a little bit tiring indeed.
- Mount Bromo Viewpoint
- Madakipura Waterfall
- Ranu Regulo
- Flora Hill
- Cinta Hill
- Kingkong Hill
How to Get There
Those who want to visit Penanjakan 1 should head to Pasuruan of Indonesia while the others who want to visit Penanjakan 2 should head to Probolinggo of Indonesia. The best route to take is Bromo Street and it takes about 2-3 hours depending on from where they depart.
Where to Stay
- Lava View Lodge Hotel
- Uciek Tengger Hotel
- Casa Bromo Hotel