Tangkuban Perahu Mountain

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Sitting with elegantly dominates the panorama of northern Bandung, Mt Tangkuban Perahu is one of the volcano is still active in West Java. Located at an altitude of 2084 m above sea level, this uniquely shaped mountain has attracted many visitors for decades who came to look more closely at the crater, enjoy the panorama of the valley around it, as well as more familiar with the story of the famous people, Sangkuriang.
Based on the legend, the mountain is formed due to anger Sangkuriang who feel failed to grant the request for a large boat from the lake and Dayang Sumbi (a story of forbidden love between a child with his own mother). Then kicked the boat that has been created and fallen tertelengkup (in Sundanese nangkub tongue) in its current location - which was the origin of the name Mount Tangkuban Perahu. According to the geological history, Mount Tangkuban Parahu formed from recurring activities Volcano eruption in the Sunda prehistoric times. Note the last eruption in the second century was in 1829, 1846, 1862, 1887, 1896, 1910, and 1929.
From the top of the tower in the city of Bandung Gedung Sate, you can see very clearly the physical shape of Mount Tangkuban Parahu that really resembles an upturned boat.

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Coordinates: 6 ° 46 '12 "S, 107 ° 36' 0" E
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Directions: 30 km north of Bandung, or 31 miles south of the City Subang
Facilities: food & souvenir kiosk, toilet
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