Marvel at Tangkuban Perahu’s Volcanic Craters


Tangkuban Perahu is one of the volcanoes located in West Java. Tangkuban Perahu called because it looks like a boat overturned. This mountain has a height of approximately 2,084 meters above sea level. There are various jungle in there, which is a hill dipterocarp forest, dipterocarp forest above, montane forest, and ericaceous forests. Tangkuban Perahu had erupted in 1910 and formed many craters are often sulfur fumes to the lowlands which are underneath.

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Tourism Region at its peak elongated shape similar to an overturned boat and rarely owned by the volcano in general. On the slopes of the mountain there is a vast expanse of tea gardens that add to the appeal of this mountain. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the cool air and see the atmosphere of Bandung. There are several craters that you can visit around Tangkuban Perahu, namely Kawah Ratu, Crater Upas, New Crater, Crater Lanang, Crater ECOMA, Jurig Crater, Crater Demon, Kawah Domas, Crater Jarian, and Pangguyangan Rhino.

Kawah Ratu, Crater Upas, and Kawah Domas crater is the most visited. Kawah Ratu shaped like a giant bowl. If the weather is sunny, you can see the walls and bottom of the crater basin this clearly. Queen Crater is the largest crater adjacent to the crater Upas. Crater Upas its quite shallow and flat on the bottom so overgrown with wild trees on one side of the crater floor. Kawah Domas shape of the basins that emit hot springs. Hot hot springs containing sulfur such, you can use to wash the body. To get to the craters, you can walk through the trail with the distance between the craters are not so far.

You can also hire a horse riding on the crater queen. Attractions Mount Tangkuban Perahu is located in the village of Cikole, Lembang district, Bandung regency, West Java Province. The distance is 30 km from the city of Bandung. The journey can be reached by private vehicle or public transportation. If you leave by private vehicle from the direction Subang and Lembang, to get to the location through the second entrance, then a trip heading north from the campsite with a distance of about 3 km. In the area around the lips and Kawah Ratu crater Upas, there are many stalls and stalls selling a variety of foods, drinks, and typical dishes dent, ie grilled sticky rice.

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