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Sand Sea

Address: Indonesia
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Type: Deserts, Nature & Parks
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Type: Deserts, Nature & Parks

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pay around IDR 150.000 - IDR 250.000 to horseman, (you can negotiate it) and you can start your journey from the hotel with riding by horse to see exotic bromo, and sea of sand! Don't forget to bring mask or you can buy it, only IDR 5.000-10.000. If you an expert you can ask permit to horseman, then you can... More 

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The sand sea got its popularity after a movie entitled 'Pasir Berbisik' (the whispering sand) was made there. But, it's not the only movie made there. It's amazing to see Bromo from the different side, from the sand sea with middle-east atmosphere.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I think this place is the place that some reviewers forgot to review after they went to Mount Bromo. It was my first time to experience this kind of deserts which is really impressed me. The clouds in the area look so near and I imagined if could touch it. Like Mount Bromo, the sand sea is dusty. The dust... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As u have to take this way during your walk to mount Bromo . U will find a lot of locals trying to force you to rent a pony to the way up to Bromo , else you will have to smell a mixture of dust and horse turd . So my advice is to perfom some enhancements to this... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

To get to Mount Bromo, we need to cross the sand sea by riding on a horse, some people may choose to walk over, but we choose to pay for a horse riding as this will be an interesting experience. It was windy and sandy, advise to bring a face mask to cover your face from the sand. Riding a... More 

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Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

you can do lot of activity in there you can ride a horse,drive a jeep,or just jogging in the ocean of the sand

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,564 reviews 1,564 reviews
1,375 attraction reviews
819 helpful votes 819 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The sand sea is a unique landscape often not fully appreciated on a trip to Mount Bromo. After rising early for sunrise, tour jeeps descend into the sand sea, giving you the chance to walk, or ride over to the vent of Mt Bromo itself and peer in. You pass the perfectly shaped Mt Batok with a Hindu Temple at... More 

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Karon, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The mist rising over the sand was a beautiful, unique sight. Only downside was the horses without water being forced to carry ignorant tourists across. very sad don't RIDE A HORSE THERE!

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Ubud, Indonesia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

we visting sand sea near of bromo with lot white sands of bromo and nice take picture like on the moon,but after rains is not very well in here .and more sun is better at sands sea.

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kuala lumpur
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Its just after rain when we reached sea sand and hence we didnt experience the dusty situation, well the air are cold and fresh! enjoying the scenic view and photography session here! Must visit the Lava Stone Lion!

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