EVERY August 17, people will celebrate Indonesian Independence Day and for nature lovers, they usually choose hiking activities to raise the red and white flag on the top of the mountain.
Climbing the mountain to the top is likened to the struggle of the heroes to liberate the country from invaders and become independent. At the top of the mountain, climbers usually fly the national flag, namely the Red and White.
For those of you who want to fly the red and white flag from the top of the mountain, here are five beautiful mountains in Indonesia that you – both beginners and professionals – can climb before or on August 17, quoted from the official Pegipegi broadcast, Wednesday.
Mount Kerinci is the highest mountain on the island of Sumatra and the highest volcano in Indonesia. Mount Kerinci is located in Jambi Province with an altitude of 3,805 meters above sea level (masl).
Flying the red and white flag at the top of the highest volcano in Indonesia is certainly a matter of pride for climbers. In fact, many ordinary people also flocked to climb Mount Kerinci to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day.
The second highest volcano in Indonesia is Mount Rinjani which is located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
Mount Rinjani has a height of 3,726 meters above sea level. Seeing the red and white flag flying from the top of Mount Rinjani which has a beautiful natural panorama, will certainly make your heart proud and touched. In fact, many people come from outside the island just to enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Mount Rinjani.
Mount Semeru in East Java is one of the mountains that is often climbed on the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.
Mount Semeru has a height of 3,676 meters above sea level (12,060 ft) which presents very beautiful natural scenery. On Indonesian Independence Day, Mount Semeru is always crowded with climbers who want to raise the red and white flag directly at the top of the mountain.
Mount Slamet is a volcano located in Central Java with an altitude of 3,432 masl. Last year, there were thousands of climbers who set foot on Mount Slamet to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day.
Climbing to the top of Mount Slamet is one of the unique traditions among young people to celebrate the anniversary of this historic Indonesian day. You can invite relatives, friends, to your partner to climb the mountain while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Mount Prau is one of the mountains located in the Dieng Plateau, Central Java. With an altitude of 2,590 meters above sea level, beginner climbers can climb this mountain to celebrate Indonesian Independence.
However, novice climbers should still be accompanied by experienced people to minimize unwanted incidents. Mount Prau has a beautiful and charming view of Teletubbies Hill so that climbing it feels even more exciting and fun. [antaranews/photo special]