Weekend Snapshot : Tangkuban Perahu Mountain

It has been rainy all day in my city and I guess my baby boy still need a rest for full recovery, so we didn’t go anywhere this weekend.
Obviously this isn’t a picture from last weekend, but on August 2007.


I took this picture in Tangkuban Perahu Mountain – a volcano mountain- located in Lembang West Java, about 3 hours drive from Jakarta. From Bandung City, it looks like a boat up side down.
Perahu literally means boat.
It has its own myth, long long time ago, a man named Sangkuriang was seperated from his biological mother.
When he grew up he met his biological mom (her name was Dayang Sumbi) and fell in love with her.
Somehow, Dayang Sumbi knew that Sangkuriang is her son, but she didn’t have a heart to refuse his marriage proposal.
So she would married to Sangkuriang with one condition, he has to build a giant boat before sunrise.

What Dayang Sumbi didn’t know, Sangkuriang has super natural power,
before dawn the boat almost finished, Dayang sumbi was worried, she made the cock bragging, a sign that the sun has rise.
Sangkuriang was upset, he thought he failed complete the construction and kick the almost-done-boat away.
Anyway, how Dayang Sumbi made the cock bragging is another story full of local content, which I have to find the words (and the stories) in English :P. Sorry for this.


Oh, btw Tangkuban Perahu Mountain produce sulfur, it rocks/sand was believed could cure skin problems such as acne,bruises, etc.

the ticket is only Rp 10.000, approx 1 USD/

SGD 1.5/RM 3.5

more about the mountain.

Lembang, West Java, August 4th 2007


~ by sikiky on February 18, 2008.

8 Responses to “Weekend Snapshot : Tangkuban Perahu Mountain”

  1. thanks kiky for sharing the pictures…anyway how i wish i can go there to see such wonder personally…

  2. Wow,what a sight! It must be a very unique experience to go there. Thanks for telling the legend behind this volcano. Is it smelly? the smoke, I mean?

    Have a great week, Kiky.

  3. These are beautiful. Your world is extraordinary. I’m glad your son is on the mend.

  4. Very nice photos, if you would like to see my view of Mt St Helen’s

  5. That’s very interesting! Thank you for sharing!

  6. That looks like so much fun, I love the mountains and have many good memories hiking them, I wish we had mountains here in Texas

  7. It’s a nice place and you’re very informative.
    Can we exchange links? By the way I have two sites in WS. the other one is http://www.labski.blogspot.com
    Thank you in advance. Have a great week ahead.

  8. […] or…hutan pinus, on the way to Tangkuban Perahu Mountain. […]

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