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TANGKUBAN PERAHU, FLOATING MARKET & D’RANCH

TANGKUBAN PERAHU, FLOATING MARKET & D’RANCH

13
Mar 2017

Tangkuban Perahu

Tangkuban perahu is a volcano, 25 kilometers north of Bandung direction of Lembang. Its location is in between Sagalaherang village, Sagalaherang district, Subang regency and Cikole village, Lembang district, Bandung regency. This is Bandung’s most famous tourist volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano offers many places to see and explore. Whether we look into the huge crater or hike down into it, stroll through the forest on its slopes, or simply enjoy the splendid panoramic scenery. Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is an interesting destination that everyone in the Bandung area is fond of visiting. When seen from Bandung, Mt. Tangkuban Perahu has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat. Tangkuban Perahu means, in fact, “up-turned boat” This peculiar shape has stimulated the fantasy of the Sundanese people from early times as expressed in the Legend of Sangkuriang.

Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano with three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu (“Queen Crater”), Kawah Domas (“Domas Crater”), and Kawah Upas (“Upas Crater”). Tourists can go down into the Domas Crater where exist many hot geysers in which they can boil eggs. Though the mountain appears peaceful, mild eruptions occurred in 1969, when Kawah Ratu spewed ash and barrages 500 m high.

Kawah Ratu, which means “Queen’s Crater”, is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor. Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors. On the crater walls, note the various layers of material consisting of rock, sand, and pebbles.


Floating Market

Located in north Bandung, precisely in the Lembang area, this floating market provides the means to play a wide range of water and of course culinary appetite. A little glimpse on the background is the Situ Umar lake initially used for fishing only, but over time evolved into a floating market known as the “Lembang Floating Market”.

All the facilities at the Lembang Floating Market can be explored from 8:00 to 21:00 pm during the weekends only. On weekdays visitors can visit and enjoy the lake’s views only. The site is well suited for family holidays, for in addition to enjoying dellicious foods on boat, visitors especially children can also feed animals such as rabbits and geese, and pick strawberries directly from the trees, with a great village scenery on the background. The price of admission is of merely Rp. 10000 (less than US$ 1).

To enjoy other facilities here, visitors can buy coins, at a very affordable price, for each of the facility. The exquisite Sundanese culinary feast served in a distinctive and attractive presentation, to be enjoyed on the boats on the lake with the beautiful scenery will make the experience unique and different than other places of interest in Bandung. Around the lake there are “joglo” style Sundanese houses functioned as restaurants.

Another spectacle visitors can enjoy is a ride on a big bus modified into a boat shape. The boat-shaped bus can deliver visitors to some interesting sites around Lembang, to allow the visitors to shop typical delicacies and souvenirs, such as milk-based tofu or those at factory outlets nearby.


D’Ranch

D’Ranch offers another route. Enjoy the atmosphere on the farm with cool air, the visitors were feeling in the atmosphere of western America, enjoy the culinary delights and enjoy a host of interesting activities. This place is perfect for a family tourist attractions in this place there are many different games and their children can also ride one of the animals, the kids liked.

Location De ranch in mountainous areas. It is based on Maribaya street , Lembang, Bandung, West Java. This tourist spot near Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda. The air was cold and very beautiful in this area. De ranch itself offers a cowboy who came from America. Many activities which is gave educational children.

What was a favorite pastime is riding on this site. Before you start riding, you will be like a cowboy with hat, leather vest, boots and shoes, the visitor can horse around the ranch to be dressed. With the support properties such as buildings in the area of wood as a cowboy, horses are at home, so you or your child feels like a real cowboy.

After a tour on horseback, many children are reluctant to be invited to a standstill. Children can learn more about the nature of the existing farm atmosphere. You can see the farm, horses, goats or cows saw the usual activities on the farm should be done, of course. Bathing the animals, feed or clean cage made common areas so that visitors can actually feel the atmosphere of the farms are common in the villages.

Besides the known animals, visitors and children enjoy a variety of fun games such as boating, water-balloon, bike riding, trampoline, flying fox, ATV, fishing, wagon ride, or try to knock you willing to have rodeo. Children can also be found on the playground. If you want to take shelter or rest for a moment, tepees at the right target.

Game ends, you can create a variety of food menu. Traditional dishes such as gado-gado, Karedok or Western dishes such as steak, pizza or sausage. Forgotten as beverage, do not try to produce all the milk from cows milk ranch. Milk with different flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, mocha and other flavors to produce the children’s enthusiasm for this healthy beverage.

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