Tangkuban Prahu

Type of volcano: stratovolcano

Location: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

Altitude: Summit Elevation: 2084m.

Tangkuban Perahu (spelt Tangkuban Parahu in the local Sundanese dialect) is a dormant volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. The name “Tankuban Prahu” translates roughly to “upturning of (a) boat” or “upturned boat” in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. A study conducted in 2001 determined that Tangkuban Perahu has erupted at least 30 times in the previous 40,750 years.

Read more in depth Information about Tangkuban Prahu at The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program

 1th May 2012

Photos: 11 available in format/size: RAW/JPG – 5182 x 3456 pixels in this post. Total of 30+ photos not presented on the website.

 

Ratu Crater (1th May 2012)
Ratu Crater (1th May 2012)
Steam from Ratu Crater. (1th May 2012)
Steam from Ratu Crater. (1th May 2012)
Scenic view from the top of Tangkuban Parahu. (1th May 2012)
Scenic view from the top of Tangkuban Parahu. (1th May 2012)
Overview of the Domas Crater. (1th May 2012)
Overview of the Domas Crater. (1th May 2012)
Inside the Domas Crater. (1th May 2012)
Inside the Domas Crater. (1th May 2012)
Domas. (1th May 2012)
Domas. (1th May 2012)
Small geysir at Domas. (1th May 2012)
Small geysir at Domas. (1th May 2012)
Cooking eggs at Domas crater. (1th May 2012)
Cooking eggs at Domas crater. (1th May 2012)
Landscape at Domas. (1th May 2012)
Landscape at Domas. (1th May 2012)
Steam from a isolated part of the crater. (1th May 2012)
Steam from a isolated part of the crater. (1th May 2012)
Tangkuban prahu fumarole
Fumarole. (1th May 2012)


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