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Lapindo Mudflow in Sidoarjo

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Sadness and yet serene beauty

Nature at it's weirdest, combined with Indonesian tourism at it's weirdest too. How can one best... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
David H
via mobile
The story of careless behavior

Every time I pass by this location, it hurts me. This is accident by careless behavior, not earth... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Dyana S
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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Sidoarjo, Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

this happens when greed is greater than respect for nature and humans. It is a stunning place to visit - honestly it's breathtaking seeing the earth breathing. You can just stop at the main road and rent a motor bike which brings you to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sauraumpfa
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nature at it's weirdest, combined with Indonesian tourism at it's weirdest too. How can one best describe this vast pond of oil polluted mud? A tourist attraction doesn't seem fitting. A natural event, induced by human stupidity. A lasting reminder of poor OH&S enforcement in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The natural phenomenon is a huge mudflow and attracts so many people that tourists are interested to see it. Managed by locals, tariffs are not clear, either for parking or entering the mud embankment location.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Prastrio
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Was accompanying a friend to do a research here and couldn't say a thing about the condition. We took an Ojek to get closer to the centre of explosion while listening to the Ojek driver's explanation about the mudflow. Most of the Ojek drivers were...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Navila R
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice view and good place to do photoshoot. The smell of oil is quite strong, you may bring mask if you want. The fees only rp10.000, no regret. Recommended to come visit at early morning and evening to watch sunset/sunrise. Just a short visit :)

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Izzati S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

i decided to visit this land of misery - by hiring a guide (rp30k for the guide, rp50k to buy the dvd as donation, rp5k parking, etc - i really dont mind these fees) - i was listening to the guide's personal story. -- the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Handy T
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Mud flow created by human error from gas exsploitation,mud and waters flow like cat and dog, buried everything houses,industrial manufacture,traditional market,train railway,goverment building,warehousing,toll way and crash everything in front of.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank zetiawan1022
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This Mudflow was initiated by Oil and Gas exploration carried out nearby. The accident happened in 2006 and was very close to the occasion of Yogya earthquake. In early time I visited this place several times as we had to relocate a power substation to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed 9 May 2016

it is alive, it is growing, it is disaster! it was like 3 story height retaining wall when i visited... it is still unknown how much higher to be built to block the mud flowing out from deep under... the major road is just next...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank bunbb
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Every time I pass by this location, it hurts me. This is accident by careless behavior, not earth disaster (as what Traveler O said :"man-made disaster"). The story began at 2006 when a company of Lapindo started to explore the location after he bought the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Dyana S
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