One of the most devastating eruptions in the world is the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815. Eruptions were able to make some parts of the world covered by thick smoke. This is the story that tempts the traveler to climb.
In addition to Mount Krakatau, Mount Tambora had massive eruption in recorded world history. Eruption which took tens of thousands of casualties and the smoke is believed to reach America and Europe. Not a world traveler came there to see the apparition of Mount Tambora.
"The year 1815 was remarkable eruption. Second largest in the world after the Toba eruption and the eruption of Krakatoa," said NTB Governor Zainul Majdi Muhammad in the Grand Launching Tambora World Greets 2015 in Hall Susilo Soedarman, Gedung Sapta Pesona, Kemenparekaf, Jl Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Sunday (16/06/2013) night.
Zainul then tells the story of the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 to the world. He said, the smoke from the eruption of Mount Tambora make Napoleon's troops be subject of Prussia, a German kingdom.
"It was heavy smoke blanketing the earth and the temperature decreases. Napoleonic war that would eventually run out of logistics and inferior to Prussia," said Zainul.
For the people of Sumbawa itself, the eruption of Mount Tambora destroyed three kingdoms at the time of the Kingdom of Sumbawa, Bima and Dompu. Not only that, the volcano eruption slashed from its original height of 4,200 meters above sea level to 2,850 meters above sea level it is today.
"There are not many countries that commemorate the eruption as an attraction, as it is more traumatic. Tambora But we raised, in order to invite tourists to Lombok and Sumbawa," said Zainul.
Therefore, the World Greets 2015 Tambora event which will take place the next two years is expected to bring in many tourists. Tourists can climb Mount Tambora for a close look at the mountain that once erupted explosively 2 centuries ago.
Zainul added tracks to tourists climbing Mount Tambora is not difficult. The high is only in the range of 2,000 meters above sea level within easy reach for novice climbers.
"Mount Tambora is not difficult to climb and allow for people who are not adept at climbing," said Zainul.
From Dompu site info, there are three paths ascent of Mount Tambora, the Tambora village hamlet Pancasila, the path to be in the Village Doropeti two and three paths to be in savannah village of Doro Ncanga Sorotatanga. All located in Dompu.
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