volcano is one of the world's most active and dangerous volcanoes.
It contains an active lava dome, which regularly produces pyroclastic
flows. It has been active for 10,000 years. This fire mountain remains
one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. It
can be seen from its name; Merapi from Javanese word 'Meru' means
'Mountain' and 'Api' means 'fire'. The internally giant smoking
Mount Merapi is one of the active volcanoes that found in Indonesia.
It is presenting its peaceful and sleepy dense forest.
Beyond this, there lies a vast deserted land with
its deep and steep valley spread out among the mountain hills where
sibilant pines and wild grass make out the dominating vegetation,
all presents a very exciting panorama. Merapi is located about 30
km north of Yogyakarta, a city with a population of 500,000. It
is tall (2.8 km or 1.7 miles high) and has steep slopes. The top
of the volcano sometimes has a normal crater, but usually a broad
mound of pasty lava (called a dome) fills the crater. The dome plugs
up the volcano, making it difficult for other lava and ash to escape.
A broad gouge funnels lava and ash flows from the top of Merapi
to the south slopes of the volcano.
During its resting time of volcanic activities,
it will enable those who have much interest in mountaineering to
have fun and to make them more acquainted with the flora of its
tropical rain forest. From the observation post located on Plawangan
hill that can be reached through the forest resort of Kaliurang,
we will see the incredible sights of molten rocks oozing over the
rim, sometimes accompanied with hot lava pouring out regularly and
leaving a long trail of smoke.