Tangkuban Perahu Mountain




Tangkuban Perahu Mountain  is one mountain located in West Java province, Indonesia. About 30 km north of Bandung City. Mount Tangkuban Parahu have  2084 meters altitude. The shape of this mountain is Stratovulcano, where the eruption center that moves from east to west. Rock types are mostly lavadan sulfur,  Tangkuban Perahu Mountain area is managed by State enterprises of forestry. Daily average temperature is 17 °C in the daytime and 2 ° C at night.

Tangkuban Parahu Mountain is an active volcano that being watched by the Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology. Among the signs of this volcano is the appearance of sulfur gases at the bottom of mountain especially in Ciater, Subang.

The legend tell, Tangkuban Parahu Mountain started with Sangkuriang legend, the one who fall in love with his mother, Dayang Sumbi.

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain is one of the largest mountain in Parahyangan island. Natural Park of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain in the northern city of Lembang, north of the city of Bandung. Cool air, tea gardens, valleys and tall pine trees will accompany your journey to the gates of Tangkuban Perahu region. To enter the area Tangkuban Perahu, you must have a ticket of course. you can get it there.

At the area of Tangkuban Perahu mountain there are three craters that you can  visit. Domas Crater, Ratu Crater and Upas Crater. The largest crater between the third and most visited is Ratu crater. With a few hours walk, you can even reach a whole round of the Ratu crater while enjoying the beautiful view of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain.

Tangkuban Parahu Mountain is about 30 km from Bandung city can be reached easily by car through the Bandung-Ledeng-Lembang (15 km) and the Lembang-Tangkuban Parahu (15 Km).




Kawah Ratu.

Sangkuriang Legend