Mount Tangkuban Perahu lies 30 kilometers north part of Bandung. The height of the mountain is 2.084 meters above the sea and it is one of the attractive tourist destinations in West Java. It is nature place with cool weather, hot springs, row of the elongated crater as the main part of Tangkuban Perahu. The mountain is called Tangkuban Parahu because of its shape like an upside-down boat.
The name of Tangkuban Parahu is closely related to the famous legend of Sundanese history, namely Sangkuriang. The mountain looks like a boat upside-down, it is because Sangkuriang failed to finish the job to make a boat overnight to marry Dayang Sumbi and she is none other than her 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 Parahu.
Mount Tangkuban Parahu charms so awesomely, especially when the weather is sunny. Heavy foundation soil on the crater walls can be seen clearly and contrast with green trees around. At the bottom part of the crater, the visitor can enjoy the beauty of truly admirable, the natural beauty makes mount Tangkuban Parahu becomes one of the natural tourist attractions in Bandung area.
All the way to mount Tangkuban Parahu will enjoy the 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. Kawah Ratu is the largest crater, followed by Upas crater, which lies in the next door.