Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Explore East Java

East Java has a lot of interesting tourism that famous in the whole world. It has the beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfall, etc. There are many tourist both foreign tourist and domestic tourist has visit those tourism objects. Aside from the splendor of the mountains, there are large areas unspoiled, natural rainforest and mysterious caves. History can also be found, beginning with the fossilized remains of pre-historic animals and mankind's early ancestors at sites such as Trinil. Then there are the numerous temple ruins and other remains from the classical Hindu / Buddhist period (8th - 15th), as well as historical sites dating from the early days of Islam and the Dutch colonial era. The beauty of East Java is state in every East Java regencies.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baluran National Park

Located at the eastern tip of East Java, just off the Surabaya-Banyuwangi main road, it is dry country-side of open forests and scrub land, bordered at the coast by marshes, swampy groves and white beaches. A land-rover or jeep is perhaps the only vehicle that can stand the long haul across these rugged grassy plains. Here, the banteng wild ox, deer and birds can be photographed in their natural habitat.

The wild banteng (bos javanicus) in Baluran National Park.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mount Bromo

One of the most exciting experiences is watching the sunrise from the crest of the Bromo volcano which is a three-hour drive from Surabaya, followed by a pony ride from the village of Ngadisari over a sea of sand to the foot of the volcano. Ascend the 50 steps to reach the rim.

On the vast expanse of sand, formerly a caldera, there are two volcanoes: the extinct Batok which is a perfect cone and the Bromo.

Volcanic sulfur fumes and smoke still emanate from its depth, while during intense rumbling sounds the surrounding population who believes in the God of Bromo quickly brings offerings.

The annual offering ceremony of Kasada wa held on November 23-24, 1991. It is a colorful event where villagers from the surrounding areas bring their produce of sacrifice to the holy volcano.