Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta. taken from the aircraft LionAir.
Mount Merapi is the only volcano located in Yogyakarta and even touted as the most active volcanoes in the world. With a height of 2968 m. DML (conditions of 2001) or 3079 feet above the city of Yogyakarta, Mount Merapi is located at 7 ° 32.5 'South latitude and 110 ° 26.5' East Longitude administratively so that this mountain including in Sleman, Magelang, Boyolali, and Klaten.
Strato-type mountain with lava dome is famous lava that are still common. The beauty of lava can be seen from the city of Yogyakarta to the naked eye because the lava was burning bright, especially when it happens at night time. However, if desired, visitors can see more than a few observation post near the contact officer first, such as from the Ground Observation Post (two posts), Observation Post Babadan, Krinjing, whole observatories, and Selo.
For the people of Java, Mount Merapi is a source of spiritual strength. Every year in Rejeb, the Kraton always make offerings to Merapi mountain that is not "angry" as well as made to the Queen of the South Seas in Labuhan ceremony.
Tourism Mount Merapi developed in various forms, for example tourism area Kaliurang, Kaliadem, Kalikuning, Merapi Golf Holidays Turgo-Plawangan Forest and Nature Ascent of Mount Merapi. Management of shapes and sights are adequately addressed by the provision of a wide range of lodging and dining facilities in the vicinity of tourist attraction.
When Mount Merapi is quiet, you can climb to the top. There are three general paths traversed climber, both beginners and professionals, ie Line Kinahrejo / Kaliadem from the south, the Gaza Babadan through the western slopes, and Line Selo / Plalangan of the north peak of Merapi. All three of these pathways require stamina or physical endurance and mental prime and contains three hazard if not careful.