Tangkuban Perahu is a tourist object in Bandung, West Java province. The tourist object is located 30 kilometers from Bandung city. The route you can take to get there is Bandung – Ledeng – Lembang – Tangkuban Perahu.
If you go from Bandung to Tangkuban Perahu by motorcycle, you go from Dago to Pagerwangi to Lembang and finally to Tangkuban Perahu. Along the asphalt road you can enjoy watching Bandung from higher grounds. Going eleven kilometers from Lembang, you arrive at the gate of Tangkuban Perahu.
In order to enter the tourist object, you are to pay Rp 12,500 for yourself, and Rp 4,000 for your motorcycle. (Rp 9,000 is the ticket for a car, and Rp 17,500 for a bus.) In the parking lot area, there is an interesting wall relief that describes the story of Sangkuriang and his mother Dayang Sumbi, the story of whom has long become a legend among the local people.
As far as four kilometers from the gate, you will get to Tangkuban Perahu’s main tourist object, that is Kawah Ratu or the Queen Crater. The crater is very beautiful, but you have to be careful not to walk down near the crater because it is dangerous (there is poisonous gas that can come out of the crater unexpectedly). The landscape and view of Tangkuban Perahu is very beautiful, and the air is really fresh there. If you are a nature person, Tangkuban Perahu is a suitable tourist object to visit.
After enjoying the natural beauty of Tangkuban Perahu, you can shop some of the souvenirs available and sold on its location. The souvenirs include clothes, toys, dolls, and various handicrafts. You can also buy food and snacks, traditional medicines containing sulfur that are good to cure skin diseases, and other kinds of medicines.
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