Although not the highest peak, Gunung Bromo is certainly the most famous in East Java. The summit, situated at 7,641 feet, both attracts and freezes thousands of tourists a year. Gunung Bromo's status was raised to “alert” in November 2010, although the last eruption took place in 2004. Despite the cold temperatures and threat of new activity, tourists still flock up the slopes before dawn to witness a spectacular sunrise from the summit.
Tourists have several options for enjoying Gunung Bromo, including jeep tours or making their own way from the village of Cemoro Lawang. Mount Senaru and Mount Batok, Bromo's neighboring peaks, can also be climbed for amazing views of the eerie “Sea of Sand”.
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