Tangkuban Perahu Mountain


tangkuban perahuThe Tangkuban Perahu Mountain was one of the nature tourist attractions in the Javanese land. The Tangkuban Perahu Mountain was one of the mountains that was located in the West Javanese province, around 20 km in north the Bandung city, Indonesia.
The Tangkuban Perahu Mountain had the height 2.084 meter with the bushy pine tree and the carpet of the tea garden around it. The form of this mountain like the shield and erupted around 400 years ago. The stone kind that was dismissed by the eruption of this mountain that often was lava and sulphur, whereas the mineral that was issued was sulphur sulphur. When this mountain was inactive, the mineral that was issued was sulphur vapour. This Tangkuban Parahu Mountain had the Dipterokarp Bukit Forest region, Top Dipterokarp Forest and the Ericaceous Forest. The temperature in general in this mountain region was 17°C during the day and 2°C tonight.

The Tangkuban Parahu Mountain including the volcano that still was active. Several of his craters were still showing the sign of the active sign of this mountain that is the emergence and sources of hot water of sulphur gas in foot the mountain that was in the Ciater region, Subang.

The Tangkuban Parahu Mountain origin was always connected with the Sangkuriang legend. Sangkuriang was the name of a man who was narrated fell in love to his mother personally that was named Dayang Sumbi. To thwart the Sangkuriang intention of marrying her, Dayang Sumbi put forward the condition to Sangkuriang to make the boat in time overnight. When the boat that was made by Sangkuriang that was helped by the invisible creature almost was finished, with various Dayang Sumbi methods of succeeding in making the atmosphere to like the morning and Sangkuriang efforts then failed. Saw his efforts to fail, Sangkuriang angry and kicked the boat and landed in the situation was inside out. This boat that afterwards formed the Tangkuban Parahu Mountain.

The existence of this Tangkuban Perahu Mountain as well as the form of the topography of the Bandung City that took the form of the basin with the hill and the mountain in each one of his sides strengthened the theory of the existence of a big crater that currently is the Bandung city region. The geologists are sure that the Bandung plateau region that had the height around 709 m. on sea level was the rest of the eruptions of the antique volcano that was known as the Sundanese Mountain and the Mountain of Tangkuban Parahu to be the rest of the Sundanese Mountains ancient that still was active.

The biggest crater that was in the peak of this mountain was named Queen's Crater.The nature panorama around this crater was very astonishing so as to attract the interest of the person in enjoying, so as was the Tangkuban Perahu Mountain with beauty of his nature as the aim of the tour of many people