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Mount Tangkuban Parahu – Tremendous Volcano Tour in West Java

Mount Tangkuban Parahu, volcano tour in West Java

Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is one of the leading tourist volcanoes in West Java

Why you should visit Tangkuban Perahu Mountain?

If previously we visited the White crater in the south of Bandung, now we will continue our tour of the volcano in the northern part of the city of Bandung

Are you a nature enthusiast seeking adventure in Indonesia?

If you plan to visit Indonesia, Tangkuban Perahu Mountain should be on top of your list as it is one of the most visited and iconic destinations in West Java.

Located south of Jakarta, near the city of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu offers a unique opportunity to explore various volcano tourism in Indonesia

The volcano tour in Tangkuban Perahu Mountain is a journey that combines natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure altogether.

The mountain is a stratovolcano that stands at an impressive height of 2087 masl

and has erupted several times throughout history, creating an impressive landscape that is a wonder to behold.

Short trips are available to explore the Lembang mountain resort and Bosscha Observatory, where you can experience a breathtaking view of nature’s beauty.

The history of Mount Tangkuban Perahu

The history of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is associated with folklore that developed in West Java in ancient times

This story tells about the legend of Sangkuriang, who is said to have fallen in love with his mother, Dayang Sumbi.

To thwart her son’s intention to marry her, Dayang Sumbi proposed that Sangkuriang build a lake and a boat overnight.

When his attempt failed, Sangkuriang got angry and kicked the boat so that it landed upside down. This boat then formed Mount Tangkuban Parahu.

Ancient volcano

Mount Tangkuban Parahu is an active volcano

Among the signs of this volcanic activity is the appearance of sulfur gas and hot springs at the foot of the mountain, one of which is in the Ciater area, Subang.

Mount Tangkuban Parahu experienced a small eruption in 2006

It is believed by geologists that the Bandung highland area with an altitude of approximately 709 m above sea level is the remnant of a large lake

formed from the Ci Tarum dam by an ancient volcanic eruption known as Mount Sunda

and Mount Tangkuban Parahu is the remains of ancient Mount Sunda. which is still active

Where is Mount Tangkuban Perahu located?

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is in the Lembang area, about 30 km from the city of Bandung, West Java, the trip is about 45 minutes – 1 hour if there are no traffic jams

What can be enjoyed at Tangkuban Perahu?

You can enjoy the natural scenery of the volcanic crater

There are 3 craters that you can see, namely:

1.Queen Tangkuban Perahu Crater. The nickname of Queen Crater is given because this crater has the largest size compared to other craters. …

  1. Tangkuban Perahu Domas Crater. …
  2. Tangkuban Perahu Upas Crater.

tourist spots around Mount Tangkuban Perahu

there are many tourist spots that you can enjoy around Mount Tangkuban Perahu, namely

1. Lembang

Lembang is a plateau to the north of the city of Bandung which has beautiful natural scenery, tea gardens, and various plants

It’s also famous as a producer of milk and other dairy-based processed foods

There are  many food outlets that provide traditional West Javanese dishes

2. Cikole Campground

this area provides an area for camping with good facilities

if you like camping, you can rent land to set up a tent or you can rent a small wooden house

in Cikole there are outbound rides for children to play like flying Fox etc

3. Ciater hot spring

Mount Tangkuban Perahu

You can also visit the hot springs in Ciater, about 5 km from Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Some hotels provide hot spring facilities

or natural hot springs shaped like a river

so you can choose to soak where you like


there are many hostels or hotels around Lembang and Ciater

I suggest you stay at least one night around Lembang or Ciater so that you are satisfied to enjoy all the natural scenery and rides

How to get there?

I suggest you rent a motorbike or car to make it easier for your activities to move to each different location

If you join the Couchsurfing community, you can invite community members in Bandung

so that your plans will be realized more easily because there is help from local people.

there are many Bandung Couchsurfing members who are ready to help and even provide hosts for you to stay with while in Bandung


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