Legendary Mount Tangkuban Perahu
Mount Tangkuban Perahu is not just an ordinary mountain. This is because this mount has a very legendary and popular story in West Java even in Indonesia. The legend of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is the story of Sangkuriang who fell in love with his own mother Dayang Sumbi / Rarasati.
Legend of Tangkuban Perahu
Sangkuriang is a child of Dayang Sumbi. Because Dayang Sumbi know that who loves him is his own son, so she tried as hard as power to thwart Sangkuriang plan to marry her. Dayang Sumbi also set a condition to Sangkuriang to make a large boat overnight if you want to marry him. When Sangkuriang made the boat with the help of Jiin, Dayang Sumbi did not remain silent by making the situation as if it had been morning. Feeling already early in the morning Sangkuriang was angry due to failure and then kicked a boat that almost made his until he formed Tangkuban Parahu Mountain.
History of Tangkuban Perahu
Based on scientific methodology, Mount Tangkuban Perahu in North Bandung is considered as the remnant of ancient volcanic eruption named Mount Sunda. From this eruption then formed the area of Bandung which is the former lake basin or large ancient lake. This mount classified as an active mountain with an altitude of 2084 meters above sea level. The active of this mount we can see from the sulfur gas and hot springs at the foot of the mountain. This Stratovulcano-type mountain is also surrounded by several forest areas like Montane forest, Dipterocarp Forest, Ericaceous Forest or mountain forest and also Dipterocarp Hill forest.
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Kawah Ratu (Queen Crater)
Mount Tangkuban Perahu own some craters, and the most popular craters namely Ratu Crater, Domas Crater and Upas Crater. Of the three craters of this mount, the crater of the queen became the largest and most famous crater. Because it is popular then to get to the crater of this queen is available roads or access is good. Even a car can you drive up to the location of the crater. Not only good road access, but in the crater of the queen there are various facilities that we can find. Some facilities in the crater of this queen is a parking area, food stalls, souvenir shops, toilets, guardrails and horseback riding services.
Domas Crater and Upas Crater
Meanwhile for the crater domas has a lower plateau of the crater queen. Even because of the low visitors can go down to the bottom of the crater to boil the eggs. To approach the crater of domas, especially over 4 pm it is advisable to hire a guide for safety. As for the crater upas, access is fairly difficult because it must go through steep and sandy roads. Because the crater is also small and shallow so not many visitors who come to the crater upas.
Panoramic View of Mount Tangkuban Perahu
Being on the tour of Mount Tangkuban Perahu will indeed make us impressed. This is because the panorama at the top of the mountain is very beautiful. In addition to the unique and different mountain form of the mountain, which is mostly elongated and like an inverted boat, here we can also find exotic crater scenery. Next to the slopes of Mount Tangkuban Perahu itself we can also find tea plantations owned by residents who pamper the eyes. Of all the panoramas that are here so many photographers who came intentionally to perpetuate the beauty of Mount Tangkuban Perahu with the camera. In fact, not infrequently this place is also used as a location photo prewedding, advertising and filmmaking.
Entrance Tariff and Travel Tips
To enter and enjoy the tour of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Cikole, Lembang, North Bandung you are charged Rp 13.000 / orang. Because being at an altitude of 2084 mdpl makes the air temperature here is very cold. From this situation it is highly recommended for you who will come here to wear a sweater or thick jacket. Do not forget also to bring a mask to anticipate the sharp sulfur smell.
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As a legendary mountain in Bandung and even in Indonesia would be very unfortunate when you miss the tour of Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Therefore, if you already have an agenda and vacation plans to Bandung then make sure you write Mount Tangkuban Perahu in the list of destination visits. In order for travel and tourism activities in Mount Tangkuban Perahu is more optimal and maximum then you can make Dirgantara Car Rental as a reference Car Rental Bandung.