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Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, West Java, Indonesia

Posted in Indonesia, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by travellingwithkeishinta

As writen in Wikipedia :

Tangkuban Perahu is a dormant volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. It last erupted in 1959. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface.[2] This stratovolcano is on the island of Java and last erupted in 1983. Together with Mount Burangrang and Bukit Tunggul, those are remnants of the ancient Mount Sunda after the plinian eruption caused the Caldera to collapse.
In April 2005 the Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised an alert, forbidding visitors from going up the volcano. “Sensors on the slopes of the two mountains – Anak Krakatoa on the southern tip of Sumatra Island and Tangkuban Perahu in Java – picked up an increase in volcanic activity and a build up of gases, said government volcanologist Syamsul Rizal.”

Also writen about the legend of Tangkuban Perahu in Wikipedia :

The name translates roughly to “upturning of (a) boat” or “upturned boat” in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of “Dayang Sumbi”, a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son “Sangkuriang” for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting. In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to build a dam on the river Citarum and to build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buta hejo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban Perahu from the hull of the boat.

and I was there on August, 25, 2012..

So I want to apdate new photos about my trip last day..

 

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C’mon people.. not just see on photos but see it directly at Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, West Java, Indonesia.

Blessings !

With love,

Kei

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Green Canyon Pangandaran, Indonesia

Posted in Indonesia, Transportation with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by travellingwithkeishinta

Indonesia

Green Canyon Pangandaran (skygrabber)Green Canyon tourist attraction was located in the Kertayasa Village, CiamisWest JavaJava Island, approximately 31 km from Pangandaran. The Green Canyon name was introduced by tourists from France. The color of the river water that greenness possibly became this place reason was acknowledged as Green Canyon. Whereas the name before, Cukang Taneuh meant land bridge because of the existence of bridge in a wide manner 3 meters and long reached 40 meters that connected between the Kertayasa Village and the Batukaras Village.

Cijulang River that became the aim of being the tunnel resembled the cave that was under land bridge that was known with the Green Canyon Cave. To reach this cave, tourists must follow the Cijulang River used the boat that was mentioned as “Ketinting”. This boat could be only occupied by 5 passengers. The rental price of the boat or “Ketinting” is Rp 75,000. – per boat. Time that was needed to carry out the trip that was begun from the Ciseureuh quay towards the cave approximately 30 minutes.Beside the Cijulang River, tourists could enjoy the hill that was overgrown green bushy trees and the stone that decorated it. The trip will not bore because its picturesque and relaxed scenery enjoyed the river current. Rise “Ketinting” also could create the special uniqueness, especially for children who liked water.During almost arrived, the route will narrow so as the boat must take turns to enter this route. There was also the organizer who gave the directive for the boat drivers in order to be able to progress in an orderly manner. Approaching the cave mouth, “Ketinting” was not again able to take tourists and the party because of the route that was not possible to be passed through.

The Green Canyon Cave, picturesque scenery waited tourists after descending from the boat. Tourist could enjoy the side of the cave that was firm with saw stalactite and the stalagmite that still was dropping water. Water was continually issued in hill so as this area was mentioned as eternal rain area. Tourists could also swim in the cave by using the buoy. Tourists will feel water that was felt to be cold and refreshing. Scenery was increasingly pretty when witnessing the Palatar Waterfall that was gotten in the Green Canyon Cave. Swam in cold water while enjoyed high hills and saw stalactite and the stalagmite must be the not forgotten special experience.
How about the waterfall ?

Green Canyon or Cukang Taneuh indeed was the tourist attraction that was beautiful in the Pangandaran area. But, when tourists intended to visit this place better visit in the dry season because in this season, the Cijulang river water was green tosca. Whereas in the rain season, during the high rainfall, the river water will be brown.

How to get there ?

  • Start dari Terminal Kampung Rambutan naik bus PO Budiman AC jurusan Kampung Rambutan – Pangandaran, waktu perjalanan kira-kira 8 jam, tarif IDR 55,000
  • Dari Terminal Pangandaran ada tiga opsi pilihan menuju Cijulang : naik bus kecil 3/4 (tarif IDR 5,000) atau naik ojek (tarif  IDR 10,000) atau bisa juga perahu (tarif IDR 10,000) dengan waktu perjalanan kira-kira 45 menit.
  • Terminal Cijulang ke GC / Cukang Taneuh (loket ke Green Canyon) cuma ada ojek dengan tarif sekitar IDR 8,000 – 10,000
Catatan :
  • harga bus 3/4 ke Cijulang bervariasi tergantung negosiasi dan kecerdikan kita. Jika kita tiba masih terlalu pagi mungkin akan dikenakan tarif agak mahal, IDR 7, 000. Opsinya yahh bs disiasati menunggu agak siang sedikit. Apa lagi jika terlihat seperti turis berkelas mungkin akan dikenakan tarif IDR 10,000 – 15,000. Jadi penampilan biasa saja mungkin bs jd trik yg bs dipakai. ;)
I hope this information useful.
Cheers,
kei

Travel Jakarta – Cirebon

Posted in Indonesia, Transportation with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by travellingwithkeishinta

Indonesia

Do you need travel car to drive you to Jakarta – Cirebon, please see this first :

Travel Galaxy  located Jakarta : +622198161649,   +6281386835616

Travel Glaxy located KuninganWest Java  : +62232879974

Hope this useful.

Cheers,

kei

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