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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is a National Park in Java Indonesia. Here you can find the unique landscape near the extinct volcano Tengger and the mountains Bromo and Semeru.
The National Park covers over 580 million square miles of volcanic massive, forests and grasslands.
There are five mountains near the Mt. Tengger, that are actually caused by volcanic activities of Mt. Tengger.
The highest peak of the park is Mount Semeru (3,676m) which is also the highest mountain in Java.
Besides the mountains, there are over 50 rivers and 4 lakes in the National Park.
The scenery of the National Park is unique, what you see here you won't see anywhere else.

The native Tenggerese people who live around the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park are indigenous to the area and still practice ancient Hindu beliefs.
Around the time of the Upcara Kasodo (Kasodo ceremony), which is held every year in December or January at full moon, the most important ritual takes place. Trough this ceremony the natives invoke the blessings of the gods, to be spared from various deceases.
They have to climb down the sides of the crater and they have to catch the offerings that are thrown into the crater  by the other natives, otherwise they don't earn the blessings of the gods. Often a member of the community falls down to the crater, with fatal consequences.