Tangkuban Perahu is one of popular tourist attractions in Indonesia. This mount is located in Bandung, West Java and loved by both local and international visitors. Tangkuban Perahu itself means The Overturned Boat. It is because this mountain has a shape resembles overturned boat a lot especially from afar. Mount Tangkuban Perahu is situated not too far from Lembang, also a popular tourist destination in Bandung, Indonesia. Tangkuban Perahu offers majestic views of natural panorama.
Most recommended activities to do in Tangkuban Perahu
One of the most common reasons why Tangkuban Perahu is such a popular place is due to its location that is far from the hustle bustle of the city. It is such a great place to relax and have a peaceful getaway. And here are fun activities you can consider doing if you plan on visiting Mount Tangkuban Perahu one of these days:
Enjoy authentic delicacies of local cuisines
Bandung is a heaven for culinary. The spots of delicious foods are endless. Hence, it is highly recommended to try the local cuisine during your vacation in Tangkuban Perahu. If you are not really hungry, you can go for a plate of fritters the local called gorengan. Enjoy them with a cup of warm coffee or tea whileoverlooking beautiful scenery. Or you can also try various authentic dishes such satay, meatballs, Nasi Liwet, roasted chicken, and many more.
Snap some Instagrammable pictures at Ratu Crater
There is a hot spot for snapping album-worthy pictures at Mount Tangkuban Perahu called Ratu Crater. Use it as the backdrop of your pictures with your loved ones. This place is accessible with spacious parking lot. The black trees surrounding the areas only add to the beauty of the natural wonder here. The crater itself has very high content of sulfur. It is highly recommended to not stay for too long because inhaling sulfur for long may cause a problem to your breathing. Aside from taking some pictures, you can also take a glimpse to ebony monkeys or Lutung hanging from one tree to another.
Try mud massage
One kilometer downhill from Ratu Crater is Domas Crater, a place where you can try mud massage. Deep your feet into one the hot springs located here. Or, try a therapeutic foot massage with sulphuric mud. You can also try the locals’ tips to boil eggs in the hot springs. Having a nice spa while enjoying some boiled eggs surrounded by beautiful views can be one of the best experience you have.
Try more challenging activities at Capolaga
This is a place not far from Mount Tangkuban Perahu. This is a campsite to spend the night for tourists and travelers alike. The most interesting thing about this place is stunning views from its surroundings. There is also pristine running water between the lush greenery, creating peaceful and relaxing sounds. There are three waterfall here you can visit as well. Try fun activities during your camp here such as flying fox and trekking. Or try a water therapy to relax.