Monday, 22 February 2010

Tangkuban Perahu Mountain

Tangkuban Perahu, is one of an active volcano in West Java, precisely in Lembang, about 30 km north of Bandung with a height of 2084 meter above sea level. For how to get there takes approximately 30 minutes by motor vehicle. Boat Tangkuban name was attached to a legendary land of the most famous Sundanese, which is Sangkuriang.

Tangkuban boat from a distance looked like a boat upside down, allegedly caused by the power of Sangkuriang that failed to complete its task in making an overnight boat to marry Dayang Sumbi that none other than his own mother. Because so upset it could not complete the boat, the boat finally Sangkuriang kicked it unfinished. Diataslah legend who became closely related in naming Tangkuban Perahu mountain.

Mountain last erupted in 1910, has 9 craters are still active until now. A large eruption that occurred in the latter 1.5-century cause many craters - the crater at Mount Tangkuban Perahu. These craters are craters Queen, Upas, Domas, New, Jurig, Rhino, Jurian, the Demon and Pangguyungan Rhino. Among these craters, Crater Queen is the largest crater, followed by Upas Crater which lies adjacent to the crater Queen. Some craters out sulfurous smoke, there is even a crater which is forbidden to descend, because the smell of toxic smoke.

Tangkuban Perahu mountain charm is so adorable, even when the weather clears, the curve of land on the crater walls can be seen clearly, not only that, but primary craters can we enjoy the amazing beauty. Natural beauty is what makes Tangkuban Perahu become one of the mainstay of natural tourist attractions of West Java Province, particularly Bandung. Every weekend, Tangkuban Perahu area is always packed with visitors who want to see the beautiful panorama of mountain Tangkuban Perahu. In fact, the atmosphere of a long holiday, pangunjung who come to this tourist sites can reach thousands each day.

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