Under the Javanese Sun: Mt Bromo at Sunrise

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Under the Javanese Sun: Mt Bromo at Sunrise

Walking on the edge of active volcano: Mt.Bromo (click to see the bigger version)

Winter jacket, gloves, winter hat, hiking shoes and hiking pants; we were prepared to see the sunrise. Even in Indonesia, we have to prepare for the low temperature when we’re 2,000m high up from the sea level. Hiking up to Mt. Pananjakan was a lot harder than I thought. If it was not a complete darkness, I would’ve been much harder. Nonetheless, it was worth the trouble. Mt. Pananjakan is the finest place to see the sunrise in East Java, not only it has a clear view to the east, but also you can look down the three majestic volcanoes: Bromo, Batok, Semeru. Mt. Bromo is the active one that breathes the smoke.

Among the complete dark-blue sky, bright venus and moon were glowing, waiting for the sun to rise. While we were looking for the Southern Cross, sky was becoming orange and gold. Under the Javanese sun, the view couldn’t get any better. The sun slowly revealed on the east, and it shined the surroundings one by one. We were standing inside of the crater that created centuries ago. Glowing volcanoes under the fresh sun gave me the magical feeling. In the middle of Mars would look like this, I wondered.

Sunrise at Mt Pananjakan

Sunrise at Mt Pananjakan

Sunrise at Mt Pananjakan

Sunrise at Mt Pananjakan

Mt Batok

The view at  Mt Pananjakan: Mt. Batok  – Mt.Semeru (the highest one in the back) - Mt. Bromo

#My trip to Indonesia was hosted by Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia. However all the photos and contents are taken and written by me. 

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Wonderful pictures! Reading this post and looking at your photos brought back a ton of great memories from Bromo (and some not so pleasant memories of our hotel there). What kind of kit/lens did you shoot these with? They look incredible!

  2. Simon says:

    Amazing shots, Juno. The scenery is just stunning and it looks like it’s well worth an early wake-up call.

  3. Leigh says:

    Would love an outing like this. Your photos are lovely.

  4. Ele says:

    Amazing photos!!!!

  5. rebecca says:

    wow so pretty 🙂 I need to get up earlier and see more sunrises

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