Showing posts with label Indonesia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indonesia. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tegenungan Waterfall Bali Island, Indonesia

Bali's best hot springs and Tegeungan waterfalls in one of major tourists place in Indonesia. This is extremely popular waterfall in Bali lies at Tegenungan village approximately 5 KM South East Ubud. Bali has a selection of waterfalls that are fun to visit. For plentiful sightseers the idea of hiking through the jungle to a hidden waterfall and taking a cooling swim is the image of paradise. Therefore such places definitely exist and waterfalls are sharp drops along the course of a river. You will often have to hike up or down a river for a firm way to get to a waterfall, and alongside the river offers a route for you to follow. In the west seasons, rivers flow is at their best, during that time you can expect waterfalls to be pumping and the pools at the bottom to be at their deepest. But make sure, you can expect more debris including rocks and the occasional log to come over the waterfall. 

However, wet season means cloudy days in the highlands particularly and after getting a soaking from the rain, the cold mountain water can be quite a shock. Bathing in a waterfall during the wet season may not feel like tropical ecstasy at first. However during the dry season the weather is much better, sunny and dry. Though water flow is way less and pools will be shallow the waterfall itself is not really that high. If you come to Bali and you don’t know about Bali’s attraction, then Tegenungan waterfall is real place for natural scenery, which is quite beautiful, with green trees and several shower baths from natural springs. The local inhabitants often take bath and get water for daily consumption, particularly in the morning and afternoon. 

If you’re photograph lovers, then you should be at this place in the afternoon or evening. At that time you can take some special pictures. Tegenungan waterfall is facing west side, and morning light may not help you to get decent photos. However; in afternoon and evening, sun was high or leaning slightly to the west which is ideal light for photography. Tegenungan Waterfall is frequently visited by countless tourists. However within a day, the visitor reached almost hundred people originating from different countries. While in the holiday season, the tourist’s number increased, mainly dominated by Russian, Australian, European and now many tourists from Thailand also like visiting the object. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ranu Kumbolo Lake Indonesia

Kumbolo Lake can see from hill, located at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. The volcano Bromo has a distance from lake is approximately 12 KM while, volcano Semeru has a distance of approximately 7 KM. Therefore; journey is too difficult towards lake, you’ve to walk about four to five hours and cross the challenging terrain and trip strenuous enough. When you’ll arrive at Ranu Kumbolo, a definite fatigue seemed to break even with a charm and beauty and you’ll feel. The blend of evergreen trees, shrubs, blue sky becomes a reflection of its own and offers a calm and peace in the area. The beautiful Ranu Kumbolo as a refreshing oasis, natural blend of fresh green and lake views, guaranteed to remove any kind of sense of fatigue, and splendid cool atmosphere, airy conditions. Ranu Kumbolo Lake truly deserves to be a perfect place for relaxation, especially the weather at night the temperature reaches -10 degrees Celsius.

At day time, sunrise will add to your sense of awe, panoramic sunrise is very good-looking and captivating, the golden color of the light the sun reflected off the surface of the lake. No one denies the majestic beauty of Ranu Kumbolo Lake, as very few photographers who’re able to capture the beauty of this lake.  For those who like to hike, Ranu Kumbolo is the right stop to get ready their adventure. Moreover, the Lake is also providing a hut for hikers and there is camping ground to sleep over. Also, there is an ancient monument that standing on Ranu Kumbolo. Local people believe those monuments were already existed since Majapahit Empire. Fresh air, clear water, cool atmosphere is the perfect thing that the visitors can get while spending time in these wonderful lakes. Forget the daily routines, sweep away the burdens, Ranu Kumbolo is the perfect place to recharge your body and soul.

Perhaps you’d never miss this heaven on earth, because Ranu Kumbolo Lake is amazing from every side, particularly from Tanjakan Cinta. It is gorgeous savanna with very tidy green-yellowish grass all around. The Lake looks like it’s been regularly gardening by the Mother Nature. The lake has a turquoise view with very abundant fresh water. No one allowed swimming in the lake, even peeing or throwing dirty & un-hygiene stuff into the Lake.  In some distinctive occasions, it is a beloved place for pre-wedding photo session. The place is perfectly romantic for honey moon.

Source: Charismatic Planet

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Volcano of Kawah Ijen in Indonesia That Spews Blue Lava

At first look you might consider the otherworldly light in these pictures comes from a nebula or another planet deep in outer space or probably you have heard of "red hot lava" or "white hot" to describe searing temperatures, so but what about "blue hot lava"? Kawah Ijen is one of several volcanoes located within the 20 kilometers wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. The caldera of Kawah Ijen harbors a kilometer-wide, turquoise colored, acidic crater lake that leaks sulphurous gases constantly. That's the surreal hue of Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano, which glows with an otherworldly "blue lava".

Normally at night the hot gases burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is distinctive to Kawah Ijen. These gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano at high pressure and temperature, up to 600°C, and when they come in contact with the air, they ignite, sending flames up to 16 feet high. Specific gases condense into liquid sulfur, and continues to burn as it flows down the slopes giving the feeling of blue lava flowing. Kawah Ijen’s sulphuric gases are also mined for sulphur. The volcanic gases are trapped by the native miners and channeled through a network of ceramic pipes, which in result of condensation of molten sulfur.

The sulfur, normally red in color when molten, pours gradually from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools.
The expert miners break the cooled material into big pieces and carry it away in baskets to an adjacent refinery. In this way an expert worker can earn up to $13 dollars a day. Therefore you can’t imagine the intense heat and extremely hazardous condition with insufficient protection. Many workers suffer various respiratory problems due to breathing toxic fumes day in and out. So they’d prefer to work at night to escape the heat of the sun, and to earn extra income as well. These astonishing images are captured by photographer Olivier Grunewald, who lost two lenses and a camera to sulphuric corrosion while trying to capture the mysterious pictures.