Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung

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Address: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

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About Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung

This is the only crater in Indonesia where tourists can drive up to its rim; this active volcano offers astonishing view and has a distinctive shape like an overturned boat. The huge crater is walk able and you will be greeted by the sulphur fumes that the volcano is emitting for years. The eruption of this volcano has made a significant change in the geographical features of its surrounding areas and contributed immensely to make the land fertile which has overall enhanced the eco-system. The flow of the lava carrying large boulders has formed huge cliffs over which waterfalls leapt to form the lake that covers the Bandung plain.

Located at the highland just at the outskirt of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu Crater is surely a perfect place to enjoy cool air and relaxing sceneries after a series of shopping activities in some of the city's factory outlets or the popular Pasar Baru Trade Center. For a rejuvenating sensation, visitors can continue their journey to the nearby Ciater's Revitalizing Hot Springs.

Tangkuban Perahu Information

  • Not everyone can stand the smell of the sulphur fumes; handkerchiefs are suggested to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Never walk into the crater without care, it’s better to hire trusted guide.
  • Do not hesitate to resist peddlers if you are not interested.
  • Best bring a jacket/sweater for protection from the cold temperature.
  • Bring an umbrella to avoid sunburn or possible heavy downpours.
  • Try to reach the crater as early as possible because around noon the mist starts to roll in through the trees.
  • Do not hesitate to say ‘No’ to the vexing local guides who follow you around and ask for money at the end of the trip.
  • The smell of the sulphur can be heavy for some visitors, make sure you are okay with it.

Tangkuban Perahu Ticket Prices

  • The minibuses that take you to the top are 10000 IDR.

How To reach Tangkuban Perahu by Public Transport

  • Rented car 

Restaurants Near Tangkuban Perahu

  • Rabbit Skewer from street vendors.

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  • Top spot. Must eat corn when there. Usually rains so have an umbrella handy... or buy a poncho from one of the locals. Good value shopping. I don't bargain with the small shop keepers..... let them enjoy once in a while. Usually much cooler than Bandung and certainly Jakarta. Strong rotten egg gas smell but onegets used to it.

  • Pemandangan saat bagus dan udara sangat dingin. Jika masuk bulan November dan Desember musim penghujan persiapkan mantel plastik atau payung pada saat berkunjung. Mobil dan motor (baik motor matic dan kopling) dapat parkir di atas. Ada masjid dan fasilitas toilet. Jika cuaca sedang hujan, dapat hujan dari pagi sampai sore hari. Maka kawah utama tidak terlihat dan tertutup kabut tebal. Tidak di sarankan datang pada saat weekend di tambah pada musim penghujan karena cuaca buruk mengganggu wisata anda yang tidak dapat meng-explore seluruh spot wisata disana.

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  • Beautiful view of sulfur crater....large crater so the visitor can see the crater in some point of view, fresh air and beautiful panoramas. The facilities are complete enough. There are restroom, mosque and canteen which sell snack and of course some souvenirs seller.

  • The area is worth visiting. There is a large volcano and wonderful view and there is a market for popular purchases, snacks and a mosque. Walking to the hot water is about a kilo. Admission is 200 rupees

  • I visited this place on the weekend just when they opened the gate at 7:00. The entry ticket was 35k per person, 17k for motorbike, and 5k for parking. In the morning, the view was spectacular, you can even enjoy fresh morning air and thick mist, I think this was the golden moment and worth every penny. Two hours later, the mist was gone and more tourist were coming. It was time to head back home.

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