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Tangkuban Perahu seen from the air over the airport of Hussein Sastranegara

One of the main attractions near Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu or Overturned Boat - see/click the rare picture on the right (taken from the air over the airport) - ("Perahu" means boat in Bahasa Indonesia) is named because of its shape and also because of the famous local legend of the Sundanese Prince Sangkuriang, which illustrates the volcano's origin. It is situated at about 30 kilometers [18.6 miles] to the north of Bandung airport or 25 kilometers [15.5 miles] from the city center. This is a must-visit attraction near Bandung.

There are three "kawah" (craters) on this volcano. The biggest crater, called "Kawah Ratu", lies at 2,084 meters (6,837 feet) above sea level. Reportedly it erupted in 1826, 1952 and 1969. The other craters, "Kawah Upas", which culminates at 1,830 meters [6,004 feet] a.s.l., erupted in 1536 and "Kawah Domas" (1,650 meters [5,413 feet] a.s.l.) erupted in 1971.


A video of a trip to Tangkuban Perahu from Youtube.com



Apart from two famous major craters, Ratu and Domas Craters, Tangkuban Perahu also has Upas Crater and Cikahuripan Cave. Cikahuripan Cave is quite dark, if you are interested in exploring the cave, you will need a torch, which can be borrowed at the entrance of the cave for Rp. 1,000.

If you arrive in the early morning, Tangkuban Perahu can be quite chilly, 7-9°C (around 48° F) and it will rise to 17°-23°C (63°-73° F) during the day (wearing a sweater or jacket might help) and usually Tangkuban Perahu becomes foggy in a cloudy morning. There is a tourist information centre available at Kawah Ratu, just opposite a police station. Shops selling local souvenirs are also available. If you come without a tour group, there are 75 local guides available, who work in shifts. These guides will approach you as soon as you get out of your car or bus. Official local guides have an identification card (most of the time they also wear their official jackets with "Local Guide Tangkuban Perahu" written at the back). If you are not sure, you can go to the Tourist Information Center.


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Your Comments: (12 Comments)


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JoTravelGuide.com 28 Nov 2012

Comment:

Dear Sindy,

thank your for your visit to our website. We can't give you any price since we are only an online travel guide (ie. An "e-travel guide book").

You can either talk to travel agent in Novotel or rent minibuses (for a day) and hire an official tour guide at Tangkuban Perahu.

These information can be found in our website. Although it may take time to set everything, it may save some money. The drivers usually can give you suggestion where to eat, etc. Other option is to explore more information here, so you can plan your day by yourself.

We wish you a pleasant journey to Bandung and in Bandung itself.

Warm regards from JoTravelGuide.com

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sindy 28 Nov 2012

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Dear Sir,

I'd like to join day tour for 12 adults and 1 kid on 02 Dec. Roundtrip from Novotel hotel to Tangkuban Perahu then back to the hotel. Can you please quote the price..

Thanks.

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JoTravelGuide.com 22 Oct 2012

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Halo Ria, sebaiknya sih pagi hari. Menghindari macet dan setibanya di atas, udara masih sangat sejuk. Pemandangan bagus tergantung cuaca. Kalau berkabut, ya gak bisa lihat apa-apa. Terima kasih untuk kunjungan ke website kami dan komentarnya. Jangan lupa untuk ikutan "Like" Facebook kami di www.facebook.com/JoTravelGuideDotCom ya.

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ria 21 Oct 2012

Comment:

waktu kunjungan yg tepat jam berapa biar pemandangannya bagus?

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JoTravelGuide 10 Sep 2012

Komentar:

Hai Detto dan Olive,

Terima kasih untuk kunjungan dan komentarnya. Iya, jawaban pertanyaan Olive sebenarnya ada di artikel di atas. Selamat berkunjung ke Tangkuban Perahu!

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detto 10 Sept 2012

Comment:

sepertinya informasi dsini sudah lengkap deh.

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olive 9 Sept 2012

Comment:

Mohon info lengkap tur tangkuban perahu yg ekonomis untuk bag packer. Terima kasih.

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olive 9 Sept 2012

Comment:

Mohon informasi wisata tangkuban perahu yang paling update. Rencananya mau tur kesana minggu depan.

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daus 30 Aug 2012

Comment:

minta informasi terbaru harga tiket masuk tangkuban perahu

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nini 12 Jun 2012

Comment:

Mohon untuk informasi no telp. wisata Tangkuban Perahu paling up to date...Terimakasih

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Ryan 9 May 2012

Comment:

mohon maaf saya memerlukan nomer telepon costumer service tangkuban perahu,bisa anda informasikan kepada saya?contact person nya.terima kasih

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kokok 02 Mar 2012

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Maaf bisa memberikan info customer service / marketing bagian pengelola wisata Tangkuban perahu...mohon bisa di email ke saya..terima kasih..

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