Mount Tangkuban Perahu

One of the natural attractions that the city is synonymous with Mount Tangkuban Perahu. The origin of the mountain is related in the famous folk legend is the story Sangkuriang. This mountain has three famous crater. Looked at the crater of the mountain and enjoy the atmosphere around it is able to attract many visitors, especially on holidays.


Mount Tangkuban Perahu or also often called Tangkuban Parahu is one of the largest mountain plateau Parahyangan. Natural Park of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is in the northern town of Lembang, north of the city of Bandung. The air is cool, the expanse of tea plantations, valleys and high pine trees accompany your journey towards the gate Tangkuban Perahu region. Tangkuban Perahu to enter the area, you have to pay the ticket Rp 13,000, – per person plus a ticket to the vehicle.


There are two way to craters that exist on this mountain. The first road or the old road to the road conditions are more difficult to pass and will usually be closed after rains or when deemed harmful to pass. Guard booth will give instructions to pass the new road which lies further upwards if the road is closed. Before the payment ticket on the first street, there are cottages that are rented for a place to stay.


Passing through new roads, paved roads facilitate travel of your vehicle. On the side of the winding road there are flowers trumpet and other trees that will soothe your trip. The mountain area of Tangkuban Perahu there are three craters are of interest to visit. The crater is Kawah Domas, Kawah Ratu and Upas. The crater is the largest among the three and most visited is Kawah Ratu. With a few hours of walking, you can even go around the crater of the Queen is so broad while enjoying the beautiful panorama of Mount Tangkuban Perahu.


Kawah Ratu


If you come by bus, provided special bus parking lot before reaching the crater Queen. The journey continued with ELF car that will take you to the crater of the Queen. But, if you use a private vehicle, you can continue to use it to Kawah Ratu. Available parking lot across from this crater, so without going through the difficult terrain and spend a lot of energy, you can see this crater. This may also be one reason, most visitors in this crater.


Kawah Ratu directly visible from the top of the wooden fence barrier to prevent the visitors falling. Look inside the crater, the walls of the crater and smoke is still coming out of the crater it creates a thrilling sight. The ground around the crater of the Queen mostly white with some yellow brimstone. Rocks and dry and arid atmosphere felt in this crater. You can try to climb to higher ground if you want to see the Queen Crater region as a whole.


In this place many shops selling various souvenirs simple such as scarves, hats skullcaps, bags and fur hats, various displays of wood and various other accessories. There are also vending food and warm drinks such as boiled noodles, and other bandrek. You can also ride a horse to go around most of these craters. These activities are usually favored children.




Upas located next to the crater of the Queen. But, to be able to see this crater must go through dangerous terrain, you must pass through a sandy path to reach this crater. Thus, it is rare visitors who come to see this crater. Upas different forms Crater Queen. Upas more shallow and flat.


Kawah Domas


Kawah Domas is situated lower than the Kawah Ratu. If you are dating via a new road, you will find a gateway to Kawah Domas before heading Kawah Ratu. If at Kawah Ratu you will only see the crater from a distance, the Kawah Domas, you can get closer to the crater. In fact, you can try to boil an egg to put it into the crater. If you want to see Kawah Domas passed at 16:00 pm, you are required to use the services of a tour guide.




Trees that are seen around the crater is a tree called by local people with the name Manarasa. The leaves of this plant will be reddish if the leaves are old. Which has red leaves can be eaten with a taste similar to guava leaves with a slightly sour taste. This leaves can treat diarrhea and believed to make ageless. The leaves may be trusted by the people around always eaten by Dayang Sumbi ageless in the legend of the Mount Tangkuban Perahu.


The Legend Of Tangkuban Boat


Inti legend Tangkuban Perahu was a young man named Sangkuriang want to marry a woman named Dayang Sumbi beautiful. They fell in love. But, having found a scar on the head Sangkuriang, Dayang Sumbi know turns Sangkuriang is his son. Sangkuriang go first because her mother was upset with anger. Dayang Sumbi angry because Sangkuriang killing their pet dog while hunting deer for her failed.


Knowing Sangkuriang is his son, Dayang Sumbi not want to marry Sangkuriang. So, to reject an application Sangkuriang, Dayang Sumbi asked for a boat besarta lake in 1 night. Sangkuriang ask for help from the magic genie to fulfill the wishes Dayang Sumbi.


See Sangkuriang almost completed its work, Dayang Sumbi intend to blow it. Thanks to prayer, chickens crowing. Genies who help Sangkuriang running scared because they thought it was morning. As a result, the work of making a boat and the lake was not finished. Sangkuriang were furious because failing to finish the job kicking a homemade boat. The boat then fell on his face and there was Mount Tangkuban Perahu. If seen from the city of Bandung, this mountain resembles an overturned boat.


The beauty of the crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu and a few spots in the vicinity as well be one of the places for the bride to do outdoor photos prewedding. The beauty of the craters of Mount Tangkuban Perahu can be one of the destinations if you’re visiting the city of Bandung. You can bring the kids to melihan this natural beauty.