Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, Bandung

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  • View on  top of Tangkuban
    View on top of Tangkuban
    by Arfah
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    Path to the other craters
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    Tengkuban Perahu

    by reezal Written Feb 4, 2006

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    Visit Tengkuban Perahu located at Lembang abt 45 mins drive from Bandung city. Enterance abt RP10,000. In this area u'll find the famous Kawah Ratu and Kawah Domas.

    BEWARE:
    Salesman selling necklace and etc which is 5x more expensive than Bandung city. Unless ure good at bargaining, pls buy at other places.

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    visit Gunung Tangkuban Parahu....

    by siung2 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    visit Gunung Tangkuban Parahu. This mount can be reached by half-an-hour driving. it has three small craters.
    Tangkuban Parahu is famous for a folklore legend (the Legend of Sangkuriang). Here's the story.

    Sangkuriang had been separated by his mother since childhood. Yet, he was destined to meet his mother again. When on his way home, he stopped at a small village and met and fell in love with a beautiful girl. He didn't realize that the beautiful girl was his own sacred mother (remain young & pretty).

    Their love grew naturally and one day, when they were discussing their wedding plans, Dayang Sumbi suddenly realised that the profile of Sangkuriang's head matched that of her only son's who had left twenty years earlier. How could she marry her own son? But she did not wish to dissapoint him by cancelling the wedding. So, although she agreed to marry Sangkuriang, she would do so only on the condition that he provide her with a lake and a boat with which they could sail on the dawn of their wedding day.

    Sangkuriang accepted this condition and built a lake by damming the Citarum river. Wiath a dawn just moment away and the boat almost complete, Dayang Sumbi realised that Sangkuriang would fulfill the condition she had set. With a wave of her supernatural shawl, she lit up the eastern horizon with flashes of light. Deceived by false dawn, the cock crowed and farmers rose for the new day.

    With his work not yet complete, Sangkuriang realised that his endeavour were lost. With all his anger, he kicked the boat that he himself had built. The boat fell over and, in so doing become the mountain TANGKUBAN PARAHU (in Sundanese, TANGKUBAN means upturned or upside down, and PARAHU means boat).

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    Mt. Tangkuban Parahu

    by Arfah Written May 2, 2008

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    View on  top of Tangkuban

    It's quite a nice place to walk around...with great views...except for the locals following here n there.

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    Tangkuban Perahu Crater

    by ctmun Written May 10, 2008

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    The view is gorgeous! worth the travel (the route to the place is horrible!)
    the fees is rp35000 per person for tourist..but if you are a local it is only rp12500.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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