Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater

Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano, it is located 25 - 30 kilometers north of Bandung direction of Lembang. Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is an appealing destination that is fond to visit. The name translates roughly to "overturning of (a) boat" or "overturned boat" in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The huge crater is an astonishing view and we could explore the crater around two hours. The sulphur fumes still emit from the crater though it is not particularly active.

Where to stay
There are numerous hotels covering every budget case around Bandung city. But if you have the intensity to stay longer near Tangkuban Perahu, there are numerous hotels in Lembang (North Of Bandung) and experience the ambience of country side whilst breathing a clear air which is hard to persue in the city.

Dining Guide
Restaurants and warungs are scattered around Tangkuban Perahu. But if you want to experience a different vibe there are various eating places around Lembang.

What to do
  • Sight seeing
  • Trekking
  • Photographing
  • Hiking to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs up-close,
  • Boiled some eggs cooked on its hot surface of the hot springs
Tips
  • Not everyone could stand with the fumes of the sulphurs, handkerchief are suggested to cover your nose and mouth
  • Do not hesitate to resist the sellers offered if you are not interested.
  • It is suggested that you bring a jacket/sweater to avoid cold temperature
  • Try to go early as possible because around noon the mist start to roll in through the trees
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