Mount Tangkuban Perahu is one of the most famous natural attractions in the Cikole area, Lembang District, West Bandung Regency. If we talk about Mount Tangkuban Perahu, of course it will not be separated from the legendary story in society, namely the legend of Sangkuriang. According to local folklore, the name Tangkuban Perahu is related to the legend of Sangkuriang, who is said to have fallen in love with his mother, Dayang Sumbi. Tourist Attractions To thwart his son’s intention to marry her, Dayang Sumbi proposed conditions, one of which was that Sangkuriang had to build a boat overnight.
When he realized that his attempt to meet the conditions had failed, Sangkuriang got angry and kicked the boat, so it landed upside down. This boat then formed Mount Tangkuban Parahu. This mountain which has an altitude of + 2,048 masl is an active volcano and is still very often active. And the last recorded activity was around 2015. And has several craters, and the most popular of them are
Kawah Ratu is the largest and most beautiful crater in the Tangkuban Perahu area. You will find an inscription on the parking lot. In addition, from here you can see a panoramic view of Kawah Ratu. It seems very easy to go down this crater but visitors are prohibited from going down. The poisonous gas in the crater is very dangerous. And I suggest that you bring a mask.
The distance between Domas and Ratu Crater is not far away. Unfortunately, this crater is not visited by many visitors. The reason why Domas Crater is rarely visited, maybe because the signboard is too small to be seen. Maybe also because the scenery is not as attractive as Kawah Ratu. However, Domas Crater can be a second alternative tourist destination in Tangkuban Perahu. Although not as busy as Kawah Ratu, this crater has hot springs that are useful for curing skin diseases. And here you can also boil eggs directly in the crater.
Want to see the exotic valley and dead wood trees? Try to come to Upas Crater. You can enjoy the beauty of Tangkuban Perahu from the side of Upas Crater. The road to this place is easy because there is no need to climb. If you want to visit Upas Crater, you can go through the Parongpong route. The journey you will take is approximately three hours. But, don’t worry, your trip will definitely be fun because you pass through the stunning expanse of tea plantations.
In this area, you can do various kinds of tourist activities, starting from just taking pictures or just enjoying the beauty of the crater up close. Or you can also take a walk around this natural tourist area, and if you don’t want to be tired of walking in this tourist area, many also offer horse riding services. And you don’t have to worry if you can’t ride a horse because of course, you are guided by the handler so it is guaranteed safe.
If you want to buy souvenirs for souvenirs, you can also shop at the stalls around this area, because around the Ratu Crater there are many stalls selling things from Tangkuban Perahu’s typical sundries. In this area, facilities such as toilets, mosques and police stations are available.
Routes and access to the Tangkuban Perahu mountain area
Access to this natural tourist spot is quite easy, if you are from Jakarta you can choose two routes, namely the Pasteur toll road and the Subang route.
From Jakarta via the Pasteur Line
If you choose Pasteur Toll Jakarta – Cikampek -> Purbaleunyi Toll -> xit Pasteur -> Pasteur Canal (Dr. Djunjunan) -> Jalan Pasirkaliki -> Jalan Setiabudhi -> Jl. Raya Lembang -> Jl. Tangkuban Parahu -> Upper Gate -> Tangkuban Perahu.
From Jakarta via the Subang Line
You can go through Cikampek to Purbaleunyi -> Exit Sadang -> Sadang -> Purwakarta -> pasawahan -> Wanayasa -> Sagalaherang -> Jalan cagak -. Ciater -> Upper Gate -> Tangkuban Parahu tourist area.
If you live in Bandung
You just have to go to Jalan Setiabudhi -> Jl. Raya Lembang -> Jl. Tangkuban Parahu -> Upper Gate -> Tangkuban Perahu.
Tickets and entrance fees
While the entrance fee to this natural tourism area is charged a tariff for Indonesian tourists of Rp. 25,000 (weekdays), Rp. 30,000 (holidays), foreign tourists Rp. 200,000 (weekdays), Rp. 300,000 (holiday), bicycle Rp. 7,000, motorbike Rp. 12,000, Car Rp. 25,000 and Bus Rp. 110,000.
Come on, take a vacation to the tourist area of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain so you can feel the real sensation of natural beauty.
Source : explorebandungbarat