We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gunung Penanjakan

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru, Indonesia, Indonesia
Phone Number:
62811300184
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Baeutiful Sunrise

I start my trip from Malang, we took a route through Nongkojajar, a district on the Bromo's slope. We depart at 1 am, by a jeep that we rent. We arrived at Pananjakan at 3 am... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Dhiny R
,
Surabaya, Indonesia
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 91: English reviews
Surabaya, Indonesia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I start my trip from Malang, we took a route through Nongkojajar, a district on the Bromo's slope. We depart at 1 am, by a jeep that we rent. We arrived at Pananjakan at 3 am. it's already crowd that time. It's better for you to took a jeep because you can park the car near to the sunrise spot... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Dhiny R
surabaya
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

get a cloth mask or scarf, the air is thin and the fumes of vehicles and motorbikes will make you feel nauseous. it is very crowded, be patient in weaving through the crowds and their selfie sticks to be able to get the view of the sunrise.. remember the sun rise side is opposite to the viewing point of mount... More 

Helpful?
Thank estrulian
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I would highly recommend people to take the package so that you would leave the homestay at like 3am and go to this viewing point to see the panoramic view of bromo especially those who are travelling with nice cameras. Be as early as you can so you can get the best spot to capture the beauty of bromo! And... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jack R
Europe
Level Contributor
201 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The view at dawn and sunrise is difficult to describe, it needs to be seen and experienced. Get some warm clothes and arrive early to get a good spot for the volcanoes view and wait for the sun to rise. You may enjoy some grilled bananas (they are delicious) and hot tea while waiting.

Helpful?
1 Thank Mishaellla
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

from penanjakan can see sunrise and 3 mount(batok,bromo and semeru mount) realy nice view at penanjakan

Helpful?
Thank jeepdriverbromo
Level Contributor
88 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went to penanjakan 1 where we were told that this is the best view you can enjoy sunrise with 3 mountains view which are Semeru, Bromo and another one i forgot its name. There are lots of stores for quick breakfast. Bring your winter jacket, and torch light! There is a muslim praying space just beside the view point... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RuffusAdam
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Often crowded with people, very steep climb from Pondok Seruni. Not for young children and elderly people.

Helpful?
1 Thank Winter_Love520
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

If you wait out the sunrise and stay longer, most of the tour groups will dissipate, and you will be able to enjoy the view and take amazing pictures sans the crowds. Truly spectacular.

Helpful?
1 Thank Susan S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Carefully when you take stairs. Small steps and dusty when you go there when windy..wear mask and don't forget bring water because it's exhausted when you go stairs to the top and in top penanjakan small place to take pictures pls when better children don't go up just for adult

Helpful?
Thank hartono k
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was the great moment of my life seeing this for real. Recommended to even the very trekker beginner :)

Helpful?
Thank NokTha21

Travellers who viewed Gunung Penanjakan also viewed

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java
 

Been to Gunung Penanjakan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gunung Penanjakan and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Gunung Penanjakan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?