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Mount Tambora National Park – Sumbawa Island – Indonesia


Mount Tambora National Park – Sumbawa Island – Indonesia

Mount Tambora which is administratively located in the Regency Bima, Sumbawa West Nusa Tenggara province with an altitude of only 2851 mdpl (meters above sea level) is one of the objectives of mountain climbers, local climbers either Indonesia or abroad

Mount Tambora charm lies in the uniqueness of local nature and conditions of the mountain, crater known as the Mount Tambora volcano in Indonesia’s largest. The width of the crater of Mount Tambora seven kilometers, 16 miles around the crater, and the depth of the crater from the top to the bottom depth of 800 meter crater.

various historical records and experts say this big crater is the result of the eruption of Tambora, which is the Largest Volcanic Eruption in History. where the height of this mountain before reaching 4000, which means nearly half of the mountain was lost due to the eruption.

Besides the beauty of Mount Tambora is another vast desert along the overgrown crater lip Edelweiss flower dwarf about 0.5 meters to 1.5 meters with respective distance apart about two feet to 100 feet. Also the beauty of the layered rocks and in such flat-topped tables make a magnificent natural phenomenon. There is also a layer of rock along the cliff crater layers and a very impressive at the top of this mountain, with views of craters, seas, islands Satonda, vast desert is beautiful. Mount Tambora was one of the beautiful mountain in Indonesia, of course with the amazing natural phenomenon.

Mount Tambora is geographically located between: 8o – 25’LS and 118o – 00 ‘E with an altitude of between 0-2851 mdpl, the mountain is the highest mountain on the island of Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara Province. Mount Tambora area is divided into two locations namely conservation: North Tambora Wildlife Reserve with an area of 80,000 hectares and South Tambora Hunting Park with an area of 30,000 hectares.