Count Indonesia’s Volcanoes If You Dare!

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Count Indonesia’s Volcanoes If You Dare!

Around Indonesia, there are 147 volcanoes and while most of them have been erupted in the past 10,000 years, some of them are still active. Because Indonesia has more than 13,000 islands, the volcanoes are scattered around those islands.

The list of the volcanoes are naturally very long, but there are group of volcanoes based on their locations: Malaysia, North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Halmahera, Sumatra, Banda Sea, Sunda Strait, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Lombok, Flores, and many more. Sumatra has the highest number of volcanoes, 34 volcanoes are located in there.

Unfortunately, the eruption of the volcanoes have harmed the environment in the past. One of them was the eruption of Tambora in 1815, which was vey harmful. Another one was the eruption of Krakatau in 1883, and it caused several tsunamis.

Although there are some volcanoes that are considered maybe the most dangerous volcanoes around the world, the risky experience of them are worthwhile for the journey and the views. There are some safer volcanoes which are perfect for sightseeing.

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is one of the most beautiful volcanoes of Indonesia. It is commonly associated with amazing sunset views. It is 1717 meters tall but hiking on it is not that a tough experience. Watching the view from Lake Penelokan is advised.

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Top of Mt.Batur, Bali. Sunrise. 6:20am.

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Another volcano that is a must-see is Mount Kerinci. It is the highest one of Indonesia and with its beautiful lush forests, you can see different types of wildlife animals such as Sumatran tigers and Sumatran rhinoceros. Hiking at the Kerinci Seblat National Park is also advised.

Mount Agung is one of the most active volcanoes but it doesn’t matter because there are annual festivals and celebrations there. The most attractive things to do there are visiting the temples and watching the sunrise.

If you take a trip to Mount Bromo, you’ll see the epic crater at the top of it. Wander around the Sea of Sand, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, and Savannah Hill, then you’ll be amazed.

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The best spot to see the view of Lombok Island is at Mount Rinjani. It might take a little longer to hike there than the other mountains, but during your trip, you’ll have the chance to see Segara Anak crater lake which is a cobalt blue lake.

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