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Tangkuban Perahu

Mount Tangkuban Perahu lies in Lembang village, about 30 kilometers north of Bandung that serves natural charm so awesome. Tangkuban Perahu is one volcano in West Java with a height of 2.084 meters above sea level. The name of Tangkuban Perahu has something to do with the legend of Sangkuriang from Sunda land. To reach mount Tangkuban Perahu will takes approximately 30 minutes by road from Bandung.

Mount Tangkuban Perahu, when it viewed from a distance looks like an upturned boat. It is said that because of his supernatural powers who failed to finish the job of Sangkuriang to make a boat during the night to marry Dayang Sumbi is none other than his own mother. Because he is so angry he could not complete the manufacture of the boat and finally Sangkuriang kicked the unfinished boat and the boat face down (telungkup in the Sundanese language meaning Tangkuban).

Mount Tangkuban Perahu was last erupted in the year of 1910, there are 9 active craters until now. The eruption which occurred in 1.5 century caused many craters in mount Tangkuban Perahu. The craters included: Ratu Crater, Domas, Upas, Jurig, Jurian, Pangguyungan Badak, and Siluman crater. Among these craters, Ratu Crater is the largest, then Upas crater is located adjacent to the Ratu crater.

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is so wonderful, sunny weather when the ground indentations on the walls of the crater can be seen very clearly, even bottom of the crater can we enjoy its beauty. The state of nature is what makes mount Tangkuban Perahu become one of the essential nature of West Java, especially in Bandung. Mount Tangkuban Perahu is always packed with visitors who want to witness the beauty of Tangkuban Perahu. In fact, the atmosphere of a holiday long weekend or a long holiday, which can reach thousands visitors every day.