Mount Tangkuban Perahu is one of the mountain located in Lembang, Bandung West Java province, about 20 Km from the city of Bandung. En route to the Maras, you will be treated to a view of the pine trees loomed tall, with the cool weather, so it’s not boring for a visit here. There are few craters on the location of Tangkuban Perahu, there are Craters of the Queen, the crater and craters Upas Domas.
Mount Tangkuban Perahu
The formation of Mount Tangkuban Parahu based on research done Van Bemmelen (1934) may note that Tangkuban Parahu was formed after the eruption of ancient mount Sunda. This mount Sunda bursts with fabulous about 50,000 years ago. So great so leave gaping holes with a diameter of 5-10 km. gaping holes the former eruptions in the name sunda caldera. Inside the caldera is this new mountain formed the sunda, namely Tangkuban Parahu. The process of the formation of the mountain is the same as the child of Krakatoa which was born in 1927.
In Mount Tangkuban Perahu we can take our vehicle to close crater, and the availability of parking area for your vehicle is very spacious. This is not a lot going on at other mountains in Indonesia are becoming tourist attractions.
The myth from local people about how this Mount Tangkuban Perahu happen is there is a child (Sangkuring) Falling In Love with her mother (Dayang Sumbi). Because Sangkuriang was separated from her mom for decades. But his mom acquainted him with certainty that it is his son who has been lost. Sangkuriang intend to marry Dayang Sumbi, off course she doesn’t want to marry her though.
Then one way so that his children not to married her is to provide the conditions for making the boat overnight. When failed Sangkuriang angry and kicked boat that is already made and landed upside down in the State, so it is making a mountain of Tangkuban Perahu.