September 2010, the most active volcano in Java Island erupted. It kill hundreds, and destroyed thousand houses. The closest villages were swept away by pyroclastic ash which can be reach hundreds kilometers per hour.
Six years after the tragedy, Merapi has become the most favourite tourism destination in Java, especially for hikers.
Wikipedia describe as :
Mount Merapi, Gunung Merapi (literally Fire Mountain in Indonesian/Javanese), is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the large Yogyakarta city (2.4 millions inhabitants for the metropolitan area), and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level.
Smoke can be seen emerging from the mountaintop at least 300 days a year, and several eruptions have caused fatalities. Pyroclastic flow from a large explosion killed 27 people on 22 November 1994, mostly in the town of Muntilan, west of the volcano. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake. In light of the hazards that Merapi poses to populated areas, it has been designated as one of the Decade Volcanoes.
Mount Merapi, can be seen from Mount Merbabu (Foto taken by twitter.com/@LingkarID)
Climber reach the top of Mount Merapi (Photo taken by twitter.com/@apik_media)
Levitation (Photo taken by twitter.com/@rinifit)
Mount Merapi can be seen when the sky is clear (Photo taken by twitter.com/yn_noer)
Here is the moment when Mount Merapi erupted. Merapi erupt in September 2010, destroyed thousnd houses and killing hundreds. The closest village was swept away by pyroclastics ash
This is museum managed by villager to remember the tragedy of September 2010
The top of Mount Merapi
Hikers reach the top of the Mount Merapi