Bandung's Trip : Gunung Tangkuban Perahu
After visiting Rumah Stroberi, we went to Gunung Tangkuban Perahu. The journey takes around 2 hours drive . As we reach at the gate, we have to pay entrance fee Rp 35000 each .
Tangkuban Perahu, or Tangkuban Parahu in local Sundanese dialect, is an active volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs upclose, and buy eggs cooked on its hot surface. This stratovolcano is on the island of Java and last erupted in 1983.
Local Legend of the Mountain : The name translates roughly to "upturning of (a) boat" or "upturned boat" in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of "Dayang Sumbi", a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son "Sangkuriang" for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting.
In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to (1) build a dam on the river Citarum and (2) build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buta hejo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban perahu from the hull of the boat.
There are so many people up there. They're selling so many things especially souvenirs. It's so uncomfortable since all those sellers will follow you everywhere you go. They even stand around us when we want to take our photo.
Queen's Crater "Kawah Ratu" (Inactive Volcano)
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Story on Tangkuban Perahu (Video)
This is the Lava Trek. Is will bring you to Kawah Domas, an active Volcano Crater. If you need a tour guide to guide you to Domas Crater which is around 1.5 km walk, you need to pay Rp 250000.
Handcraft using a kind of wood
Kawah Domas ("Domas Crater") an active volcano
Click here to watch a video on Domas Crater