Mount Merapi Tourism

Mount Merapi Tourism

Mount Merapi is located in the province of the special region of Yogyakarta. This mountain is one of the most active mountains in the world. In fact, this mountain has a four-year cycle for eruption. A devastating eruption occurred in 2010 which caused quite a lot of casualties.This active mountain has erupted tremendously. Volcanic ash can hoard Borobudur temples in the past. In fact, according to history, the ancient Mataram kingdom was destroyed because of the eruption of Merapi.
Mount Merapi Tourism
Telephone Box in Merapi World Landmark Park, Ig : @erliza132

Eruption Impact of Mt. Merapi

The impact of the devastating eruption in 2010 is still felt today. Some villages on the slopes of Merapi are lost in the material that comes out of Mount Merapi. The forest around the slopes of Merapi is scorched by pyroclastic flows. Javanese call it "Wedhus Gembel". The condition of the Merapi community after the eruption was quite heartbreaking. Many of them lost their homes, jobs, livestock and even their family members.
Mount Merapi Tourism

However, the people of Merapi and its surroundings did not seem to want to give up on the situation. Again, creativity can change the worst conditions into favorable conditions. The situation of the Merapi region after the 2010 eruption was similar to a desert. Arid, dusty and no life in a 5 km radius.

Mount Merapi Tourism
Adventure Jeep Merapi. foto ig : @buayabuas

The People & Tourism of Mt. Merapi

People around Mount Merapi with a high awareness trying to rise creatively offer the potential of the situation after the eruption in 2010. They offer lava tours. Visitors are invited to tour the impact of the Merapi eruption in 2010. From the start of lost villages, post-eruption relics, bunkers shelter from hot clouds, then travel along the Kali Kuning river. Visitors are invited to tour the area using classic jeeps crossing the impact objects of the Merapi eruption.

Of course, it is a very interesting and memorable experience. See and feel what happened when the volcanic eruption occurred. By driving a jeep, we are invited to understand how even though Mount Merapi is fierce, but he still faithfully provides fertility in the surrounding area and provides fortune for people around. 

When going around in a jeep adventure, we will look at the situation of the village after the Merapi eruption, the phenomenon of large rocks that resemble aliens, see bunkers and lava fields, yes, we are on a pile of lava and rocks coming out of Merapi's stomach. All the large stones are cold lava. The stone comes out when the content of magma in Mount Merapi has reached the highest storage level. Usually at the last checkpoint of the Jeep Merapi adventure, you are invited to cross the Kalikuning river and be forced to get wet because it hit the river water. You will lose a lot, if you have arrived in Merapi, but do not try the lava tour using the jeep adventure.
Mount Merapi Tourism
Adventure Jeep Merapi. foto ig : @shantie_syifa

Around the areal of Mt.Merapi there are several spots that should be visited, such as The Lost World Castle, Miniature Stone Henge, Safety Bunker and a coffee shops. A little bit further away, there is the World Landmark, Festival Of Light in Kaliurang Rainbow Park and Ullen Sentalu Museum. The area under Mount Merapi, precisely in Kaliurang, also has many representative lodgings. The atmosphere around Merapi is so cool that it is widely used by people as villas or resting places.

Merapi eruptions from time to time make the surrounding area very fertile. That is why the agro business grows in the form of zalacca, coffee and flowers. The area around Mt. Merapi is very good for farms, livestock is also good and also the business of sand which is abundant from the eruption of Mount Merapi, is a type of sand that is very good to be used as material for building houses. Mount Merapi, sometimes having to remove what is in his stomach even for a moment to provide fertility to the surrounding area although it can also cause a momentary disaster.
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