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Tangkuban Perahu

Mount Tangkuban Perahu lies 30 kilometers north part of Bandung. With the height of 2.084 meters above the sea and it is one of attractive tourist destination in West Java. It is nature place with cool weather, hot springs, row of elongated crater as the main part of Tangkuban perahu. The mountain is called Tangkuban Perahu because of its shape like an upside-down boat.

The name of Tangkuban Perahu is very closely related with famous legend of Sundanese history, namely Sangkuriang. The mountain looks like a boat upside-down, it is because Sangkuriang failed to finish job to make a boat overnight to marry Dayang Sumbi and she is none other than her own mother. Because he was very upset caused unable to complete construction of the boat, finally kicked by Sangkuriang until reversed. The legend made with the name Tangkuban Perahu.

Mount Tangkuban Perahu charms so awesome, especially when the weather is sunny. Heavy foundation soil on the crater walls can be seen clearly and contrast with green trees around. At bottom part of crater, the visitor can enjoy the beauty of truly admirable, the natural beauty makes mount Tangkuban Perahu becomes one of natural tourist attractions in Bandung area.

All the way to mount Tangkuban Perahu, will be served stretch tea gardens and pine trees. It has many craters that left at the rest of eruptions, they are: Ratu crater, Upas, Domas, Badak, Baru, Jurian, Demon and Pangguyungan Badak crater. Ratu Crater is the largest crater, followed by Upas crater, which lies in the next door.