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Mount Tangkuban Parahu

Mount Tangkuban Parahu is one of the mountains located in the province of West Java, Indonesia. About 20 km to the north of Bandung, with a lush carpet of pine trees and the surrounding tea gardens, mountain Tangkuban Parahu have as high as 2084 meters altitude. The shape of this mountain is Stratovulcano the eruption center that moves from east to west. Rock types are mostly excreted in the eruption of lava and sulfur, a mineral which is a sulfur-sulfur removed, minerals emitted when the mountain is not active sulfur vapor. Tangkuban Perahu Mountain area is managed by Perum Forestry. Daily average temperature is 17oC in the daytime and 2 ° C at night.

The origins of Mount Tangkuban Parahu Sangkuriang associated with legends, narrated in love with his mother, Dayang Sumbi. To thwart the intention of marrying her son, Dayang Sumbi filed Sangkuriang create conditions so that the boat overnight. When his efforts failed, Sangkuriang angry and kicked the boat, so it landed upside down in a state. The boat is then formed Mount Tangkuban Parahu.

Mount Tangkuban Parahu include an active volcano whose status is being watched by the Indonesian Directorate of Volcanology. Some of the crater is still showing signs of liveliness of this mountain. Among these signs is the emergence of volcanic gases and sulfur hot springs at the foot of her mountain of whom are in kasawan Ciater, Subang.

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