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“Go during the dry season!”
Review of Gunung Penanjakan

Gunung Penanjakan
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

January to March are therainy season of Jawa Island, if you could choose, it is advisable to go during July or August where it is their dry season. Been there last week, hoping to have a great view of Mount Bromo Sunrise, but the clouds/fogs are too thick and not event a rays of sunlight could penetrate through it! we just have the white backgrounds! Prepare warm clothing!

1  Thank Vic_travel_91
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice place for sunrise, you can see Semeru & Bromo from the distance, its included in your jeep booking, there is a nice concrete viewing spot for ~200 people, so crawl your way for a best spot since it will always full of people on the weekend/ vacation season.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

i went to pananjakan view point to see bromo sunrise. i watched from lower pananjakan hill, because my jeep driver stopped there. i don't know if there is another one higher pananjakan view point. afer i climb the lower pananjakan view point i saw blitz and flash light from another hill higher. i was upset, because the view from lower pananjakan is not like i've seen from tv. i think the higher pananjakan view point is much better. tell your jeep driver to take you to highest pananjakan view point. the bromo view from lower pananjakan is from the side , but bromo view from higher pananjakan is front view bromo

10  Thank sosweetme
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

It was my 2nd visit. However, it was foggy all over we couldn`t see the sunrise.
Other than the sunrise, go around to the crater, the savannah, the scenery is breathtaking. But this is really depand on the weather so really need to plan carefully and learn the prices, as most of them (horse-rent, ojek, etc) are bargain price except the food stahls.
Also, our guide said that if we want less crowd we should go on wees. On weekends, people at the observation area in Penanjakan is very very crowded.

4  Thank IniLyta
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

A unique trip to reach the place has to accomplish. By a four-wheel drive car that joins a convoy, we have to start from Malang at midnight passing the city, kampongs/rural area, hills, farming, and forest before reaching the highest parking area. Waiting the the sunrise time, we can spend the cool temperature with a cuppa tea or coffee and grilled sweet corn, if you like. The pain is certainly paid when the sun rises just under the horizonta level of our sight.

3  Thank BangFei
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