09 February 2012

Trip to bandung, Indonesia , February 2012 - Sight seeing

Tangkuban Perahu is a dormant volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung. It last erupted in 1959.
A popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface.

It take about less than 1 hour to reach from Bandung city to this mountain.

History or Myth ,as being written here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangkuban_Perahu

The name translates roughly to "upturning of (a) boat" or "upturned boat" in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of "Dayang Sumbi", a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son "Sangkuriang" for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting. In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to build a dam on the river Citarum and to build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buta hejo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban Perahu from the hull of the boat.

It is 1830 meter from sea level , as being recorded here.

Popular spot for photo? well something with labels as Tangkuban Parahu! ,, something like this la!.

try to search for the Parahu! but cannot find one!

Di atas sini, dengan ketinggian 1830 meter dari paraslaut, suhunya agak dingin. Jangan terkejut jika anda di kerumuni dengan penjual barangan cendera mata macam ni,..

berbagai bagai barangan yg dijual, seperti strawberry,

Atay\u ballpoint tertulis "Indonesia" atau Bandung atau lainlain!

Atau rantai kunci, seperti ini,

Atau bekas menyimpan tissu box, seperti ini,

Atau pun tasbih batu! ,,

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