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Sand Sea
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

it's very large and gave an adventure feeling to me. I felt excited when we drove through the sand sea. But you gotta beware of the sand that may flow into your eyes easily.

Thank SiawjernHuang
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

As part of our tour, our next destination was Mount Bromo. We boarded our jeep & descended from Mount Penanjakan & made our way through part of the Sand Sea.

The jeep will stop at the drop off point & you will need to continue the rest of the journey to Mount Bromo on foot. This is great as you will get to experience the Sand Sea. The walk isn't to far or too bad, take it slow & just make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. At worst, you can always hire a horse to take you across the terrain to the foot of the mountain. Since it was still the rainy season when we came (but fortunately it didn't rain), the sand was moist & it wasn't too windy. So, a mask/scarf/bandana to cover our mouth/nose wasn't necessary. However, we hear that it's good to keep either one of these items handy during the dry months from May to October. And, if you had come from Mount Penanjakan as we did, wearing a short sleeved T under your warm clothes will prove useful as you will surely need to peel off the layers after the walk & as it gets warmer.

I shant go into details about our visit to Mount Bromo (as I will cover that in a seperate review), but I will say that the vast expanse of black sand stretches as far as the eye can see - truly a "wow" sight from atop Mount Bromo. Plus, the temple rising out of the sand makes it all the more awesome!

After our visit to Mount Bromo, we made our way across the sand to our jeep. Then, we were driven through the Sand Sea to the "teletubbies" hills. It's truly quite amazing as it comes to a point where the sea of black sand ends & you are suddenly greeted by these lush green hills, reminiscent of the hills where the (TV characters) Teletubbies roam. Apparently, a friend of mine had visited in October, the tail end of the dry season, & the hills were dry & brown. So, lucky us!

What we did miss out on is the 'whispering sand' - apparently during the dry season the sand produces a sound when the wind blows, hence the name. This is probably why June to August are such popular months as you can probably enjoy both lush green Teletubbies hills AND whispering sand! Still, we were very happy with what we got!

On our way back we made a quick stop in the middle of this sea of sand to take in the view, snap some pix & go "wow" again. Also, the shadows from the clouds added quite a dramatic effect to both the green hills & the black sand.

We truly enjoyed our visit here!

2  Thank GPenaflorida
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited this Savannah and teletubbies hills after Penanjakan Sunrise and Bromo Creater.
-it is natural phenomenon and is wirth visit.
-normally it is included in Bromo tour, just make sure you double confirm with your tour operator.

Thank wlysolo
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

It a nice experience, we can ride a horse to around the sand sea, and also you can play a sand. it sound in this area very noisy, and it very natural. It beyond your imagination. That God created this place for a people to visit :)

Thank Sewamobilsurabaya
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

When you visit here, it feel totally free, peaceful , and you are on your own .
be careful with the wind , avoid sand come into the eyes, if you want to rent horse, just bargain. . if there's schedule of praying on the temple , the sound of bell while ringing make the situation more mysterious , it feel we are in another world.

11  Thank Kamandanu
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