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Merapi Volcano – Mount Merapi is the name of one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. This mountain had a height of 2930 meters and located in Central Java province, Indonesia. This mountain is dangerous, according to modern records, this mountain erupts every two to five years. Since 1548, this mountain has erupted as much as 68 times. (Indonesia Tourism)

 

Mount Merapi Attractions

Capture Indonesia – That seems challenging and interesting, right? Another fact, the most recent ‘great eruption’ of Mount Merapi happened in 2010. The eruption of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi in 2010 reached the area as far as 50 kilometers from Mount Merapi. What a powerful volcano!

Merapi Volcano

Merapi Volcano – Credits: Damien in Flickr.com

For you who crave for a challenging vacation in this dangerous mountain, on this article you will find some recommended tourist spot that is wonderful and also challenging. Keep on reading!

 

Watch the traditional art performances in Tlogo Putri

Tourism Object named Tlogo Putri is located in Hargobinangun Village, Sleman District, Yogyakarta Special Region. Tlogo Putri is located on the southern slope of Merapi. There is also tracking path through the forest by walking along the path there that culminate in other tourist attractions such as Kaliadem or Kalikuning, Watu Kemloso or Tlogo Muncar Waterfall.

You can also watch free art shows in this place. The performances held here feature traditional arts groups such as Jathilan, Campur Sari, Ireng Mask, and Kubro Siswo. You will love this traditional art show.

Visit the Museum Gunung Merapi (Merapi Volcano Museum)

Do you want to know more about Mount Merapi? You can learn more about Mount Merapi by coming to Museum Gunung Merapi (Merapi Volcano Museum). At Boyong Street, Hargobinangun Village, Pakem Sub-district, Sleman Regency.

The museum is a geo-tourism and a place of continuous conservation education as well as the development of volcanic disaster, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The location of this museum is located on the slopes of Mount Merapi.

 

Feel the cold lava in Kali Opak

Kali means river in English and Kali Opak is a river that flows on the slopes of Mount Merapi in the south and is a river that passed by cold lava after an eruption of Mount Merapi. If you choose the semi-extreme path to pass this river, you can pass through the middle of Kali Opak which can only be passed by Jeep and dirt bike.

 

Visit the silent hill (Dusun Petung)

Before the Mount Merapi eruption back in 2010, this is one of the villages that belong to the area of Kepuharjo Village and located between two rivers through which by the volcano of Merapi volcano in 2010. Dusun Petung is one of the settlements that have high population density and destroyed by the ferocity of the eruption of Merapi, you still can see the ruins of the former houses destroyed by the eruption. To be honest, this place looks like Silent Hill!

 

Watch Merapi Crater in closest from Kali Adem

When you visit this village, the memory of the eruption of Merapi eruption 2006 and 2010 will be remembered again. Here you can see the remains of buildings destroyed by the eruption of Merapi.

This location is adjacent to the crater of Mount Merapi that has killed many people. It is perfect for you who want to challenge yourself to see the crater of Mount Merapi from the closest distance allowed.

 

Mbah Marijan’s Tomb

Mbah Marijan is the caretaker of Mt Merapi. He is the one who is trusted to watch Mount Merapi metaphysically. He is also a symbol of courage for the people of Indonesia. It was because he refused to flee when Mount Merapi eruption in 2010. He bravely stays in this place without being afraid of the danger.

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi – Credits: Pandora Voon in Flickr.com