Sunday, November 16, 2008

ABOUT PASAR BUBRAH OF VOLCANO MERAPI




Pasar Bubrah is an old crater of Merapi, it was the rest of past volcanic activity of Young Merapi during third period of Merapi between 8000 up to 2000 years ago. Andestic lava flows were occurred at that period and formed some hills: today called hill Batulawang and Gajahmunkur on northern flank of today Merapi, also left behind a crater which's today popularly called Pasar Bubrah.



The original name of Pasar Bubbrah is Pasar Bubar, literally mean "dismissed market", located at about 2,675m, just below summit cone of Merapi. Previously, some vegetation grow in the area, but after eruption (2010) there was no grass any where. The area is good point of view to see steep rocky cone of Merapi which is clearly visible above, as well as impressive sun rise. Guided hiking trip the area is specially created for those want see summit cone of Merapi from lower site on right time and explore more the remain of Young Merapi. 


Visually, Pasar Bubrah is a wide area dominated by volcanic sand, gravel, and huge boulders. It is normally last stopping point for hikers to take break prior to summit push. In the morning, white mist normally floating around area up to the old carter rim, and slowly dismissed as the sun light the area.




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