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Address: | Malang, 65118, Indonesia

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Beautiful surreal feeling !!

We rented a motorbike and drove all the way towards the end of the sea of sand ! the rustic barren scenery with lava sand makes this sand sea savanna a must-visit experience. As... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Mrunalini B
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Singapore
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We rented a motorbike and drove all the way towards the end of the sea of sand ! the rustic barren scenery with lava sand makes this sand sea savanna a must-visit experience. As we were travelling on our own, we did not have any time restriction, and spent a good amount of time soaking into this beautiful landscape. Dont... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I visited Mount Bromo through Malang way, and sand of sea is like enroute to Bromo through this way. It's a must must visit. and give an ultimate surreal feel!! I wish i could have stayed there

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This sand sea savanna looks like a highlander somewhere in Europe, the clouds are over the hills, this place is huge and just so amazing! I heard that you can set up a tent and stay there, I wish I did that! There are horses that can take you to bromo but you can walk for approximately 25 minutes! And... More 

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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The whisperind sounds came from the sand blown by the wind. It a very black coarse sand hence producing the hissing sound. This is just a stop over on our drive back to the hotel. Great for picture of the surrounding. You can still see the bromos steam.

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Thank RuffusAdam
Rockingham, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

You need to cross the sand by 4 wheel drive to reach Mt Bromo and the caldera. Depending on the volcano you are sometimes unable to get to the rim. The drive across is very dusty and looks like you might imagine the surface of the moon to be. I found it best to see the sea of sand from... More 

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Kerling
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10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Still located around Bromo. Just took a couple of mins. Nothing special. But, it offer the best view of Bromo from its foothill. we took a lot of picture here! seriously!.

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Thank Adibah K
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Sand land near mount bromo you can take horse to ride around it. And there is Hindus temple in near caldera..carefully when you take steps to caldera small step and high. Don't bring children go up

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Busselton
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

The sea of sand needs to be crossed to arrive at Mt Bromo and the caldera. It is a large area of volcanic sand and ash and gets very dusty when dry. We luckily went after a small shower the night before and the dust had settled. You can walk across it or the better option ride a horse.

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Thank lynno54
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59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice walk along the sea of sand to reach Mt Bromo . Some people opted for a motorbike or horse to get them through it but personally use your legs and take your time, the ground is quite in even and at night/ early hours of the morning a touch was needed

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477 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It was a first time unique experience for us walking through the Sand Sea to get to Mount Bromo as when it rained, we could feel sand it the raindrops coming down on us! It was a strange feeling.

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