Bromo volcano at sunrise in Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java. (Shutterstock/File)
If you're looking for the best spot to catch a sunrise view from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, then head over to Kingkong Hill and Love Hill in Wonokitri village, East Java.
“Kingkong and Love hills are two interesting spots to catch the sunrise and view of Bromo and Batok mountains,” explained the head of the reporting evaluation data and public relations subdivision at the park, Sarif Hidayat.
Both hills are located side by side, the Kingkong hill, however, has an uphill route.
The hill was named Kingkong because one protruding cliff in this hill resembles the face of a King Kong. The cliff was formed naturally and located right behind the safety fence.
King Kong hill is 2,600 meters above sea level and it’s lower than Penanjakan 1 Bromo area. Both Penanjakan 1 and 2 Bromo are the most-visited spots to catch the sunrise view.
“From Kingkong Hill, visitors can also see the view of Bromo caldera, Mount Semeru and city views of Probolinggo and Pasuruan,” said Sarif.
As for the Love Hill, legend has it that in the past two people met at Mount Bromo, the two eventually got married and went back to the spot where they first met and named it the Love Hill.
Recently, Bromo Tengger Semeru National park made an announcement that Penanjakan Hill is closed for tourists for three months from September 11 to December 10.
During this three-month period, the hill is undergoing renovations that include stairs, pavilions and tribune areas. The management is also creating new entry and exit paths for visitors, as well as repairing the fences.
Apart from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, other national tourist destinations that are also being improved include Lake Toba, Belitung, Tanjung Lesung, Thousand Islands, Borobudur Temple, Mandalika Lombok, Komodo Island, Wakatobi National Park and Morotai. (asw)
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