Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Natural Tourism Park, Famous for the Sangkuriang legend that is so attached to this day, the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Natural Tourism Park is one of the destinations of choice for those who are traveling to Bandung or West Java. the mountain which is believed to be a boat overturned because it was kicked by the son of the cleft lady named sangkuriang is at an altitude of 2084 meters above sea level.
The complete address is Jalan Tangkuban Perahu, in the Cikahuripan Sub-District, Lembang District, West Bandung Regency, West Java. from Bandung visitors need to travel 30km, while the distance from the entrance gate to the crater is 4 km.
For your information, Mount Tangkuban Perahu is one of the mountains that is still active today. so, one of the interesting attractions of Mount Tangkuban Perahu is to see the active sulfur crater up close. There are 3 craters on Mount Tangkuban Perahu, namely Ratu Crater which is the main crater, Upas crater and Domas crater. as the main crater, the Ratu crater has the widest size, and has a depth of 500 meters. the shape of the Ratu’s crater resembles a monster bowl. This crater last erupted in 2019. Upas Crater is a crater at the top of the Ratu Crater. and has a smaller size. the distance from the upas crater to the Ratu’s crater is approximately 1.5 km. in the domas crater, there is a natural hot spring pool with a high sulfur content. Domas Crater is located about 1 km from the entrance to the Tangkuban Perahu Natural Tourism Park.
The facilities at the Mount Tangkuban Perahu Natural Tourism Park are quite complete, there is a special parking area for cars, motorbikes and buses, which is quite large for visitor vehicles. the access road to the crater is also quite good, there are many stalls that provide a variety of typical Sundanese souvenirs, as well as a variety of food and drinks that can be purchased by visitors. there are also toilets, gazebos, benches to relax around the tourist area and a mosque for worship. Mountaineers can also take selfies against the background of the crater on Mount Tangkuban Perahu and ride horses guided by trained horse jockeys.
To enter the tourist area, visitors need to pay a fee, starting from Idr 18,000 to Idr 30,000 for domestic visitors and Idr 200,000 to Idr 300,000 for foreign tourists. Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Natural Tourism Park is open every day from 08.00 AM to 18.00 PM. For the latest ticket information, you can check directly on the official Instagram of the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Natural Tourism Park.
Some of our tips for visitors who want to travel to the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Natural Tourism Park are:
- Use sunblock especially for those with sensitive skin. the weather on the mountain can be very hot and very cold.
- wearing a mask considering the smell of sulfur which is quite pungent in the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain natural tourist area.
- use a jacket or warm clothes considering the weather on Mount Tangkuban Perahu is quite cold.
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