Bromo Permai I
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Not ready for service. No hot water. Bad breakfast (a piece of toast???)
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To reach our accommodation at a small hotel in front of Mount Bromo we changed from the bus we had been travelling with to small vans, more suitable for the road inside the National Park.
Mount Bromo is an active volcano named after the Hindi God Brahma, and the view from the hotel was directly to it.
After we arrived to the hotel we got …
The minibus roared down the road at a speed that no minibus was ever designed to go at, the smell of hot rubber drifted in through the unsealed cracks in the windows, accompanied by the rainfall. Hannah's fingers were poised by her eyes, ready to shield her from any further oncoming terrors; Andy sat slumped in his chair, doing his best to ignore the ever increasing sense of dread. Questions raced through our minds at similar speeds ...
... and other ravages of nature. The temple was not rediscovered until the 19th century. A first restoration campaign, supervised by Theodor van Erp, was undertaken shortly after the turn of the century. A second one was led more recently (1973-82).
The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural centre: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, ...
... The other temple close to Borobudur is Mendut Temple, just take becak to take you there.
Also Pawon temple.
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... as much as Borobodur Temple. Borobodur is magnificent and huge. Under every stupa of the last 2 levels before reaching enlightenment, a Buddha is sitting, most of them decapitated by souvenir hunters. On the first 6 levels beautiful carvings can be found, and Buddhas are just above facing outwards. More on its history tomorrow.
Sitting on the temple for 10 minutes, facing sunset - it is such an ...