Monday, May 25, 2009

Tangkuban Perahu

Tangkuban = Terbalik
Perahu = Sampan

Tangkuban Perahu, its volcanic smoke billows like a overturned boat from far... I had told En. Arip earlier that we were going to Tengkuban Parahu, but I didn't mention what was going to be there, and neither did he Google about it before the Bandung trip. He thought it was going to be a place with a huge sampan, by the beach... Hehehehe....


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The "Kawah Ratu", the main crater which is no longer active...


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The ugly, pink horse... so sad to see this...


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Forced to be photographed together by our hired ranger...


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A short briefing about Tangkuban Perahu, and the route to its hot spring...


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A mounted leopard... the victim of poisonous volcanic gases...


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This poor guy, too... At the Information Centre prior to the hike down...


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The staff was so nice! But nice in a cunning way, or "ada udang di sebalik batu"!


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We walked through the jungle for almost 40 minutes...


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Bumped into a handicraft stall in the middle of the jungle!


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Beautiful, rite? But I got quite annoyed with the souvenir peddlers following me everywhere...


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Left: the hardened lava from a previous eruption... We actually walked on this slippery track.


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Finally, we reached the hot spring, after walking almost 40 minutes!


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They said FREE foot massage...


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Yes FREE massage! After this "special therapy", they will force u to buy their overly-expensive souveniers. We couldn't avoid it, as we were surrounded by 8 of them, with our camera and shoes in their hands. We had no options, and ended up spending 4 million RP for some stupid souvenirs! DAMN these pests!, ...

25 comments:

artisticklytouch said...

gunung berapi yang sangat cantik!!!

sempat tiger and leapord tuh pose kan...

that jungle is creeeeeeepyyyy

:: NbC :: said...

Wahdi,

errrr, scary gak eh sampai 8 org - kena beli gak le.. meaning kalo pompuan x leh g sendiri ke sini..?

J u l i a 。.゜✿ said...

hahaha.. memang lah dorang macam tu. percuma saja pak.. percuma saja. in the end, dorang jerut kita habis2.

ehh i'm so eager to know bout the picture yang u kata "Bumped into a handicraft stall in the middle of the jungle!"

sebenarnya tu kayu apa ? cantiknyaaaaaa.

syu_hidayah said...

hi Wahdi,
been reading your blog for a while. Actually I've been to Tangkuban Perahu 3 times but have never been down to Kawah Domas as my driver would always says it is a long walk down. Hmm, looking at the therapy, next time is a must. Did you manage to go to Kawah Putih? The locals says it is nice here.

zulfarina zulkeple said...

cantik btul kawah tu jungle tu mmg nmpak creepy but cantik

org2 indon mmg cmtu perngai nyer pada awalnyer buat2 baik tapi dicharge nyer utk benda lain..next time be careful ok

KaSiH said...

kamu tunggang tak kuda yg berambut pink tu..hik hik..

ala farhad tu..klu yg urut tu cewek bandung...mesti tak marah kan opss...

the anThropologist said...

Kuda pun ada warna pink gak kan :P

wahdi said...

Art - Dia pose2 utk hang tu :P

Pinky- Kalau akak dtg sorg sah kena heret hehehehe

wahdi said...

Julia- Kan Ju, last2 jerutt dia ada ckp nama kayu tu i lupa, byk lagi gambar kat gerai tu, nnt i share lagi ;)

Syu - Hi Syu, thnx for visiting! 3 times? banyak kali tu...yes agak jauh hutan tu, almost 40 minutes tak masuk jalan dari hot spring ke tempat exit. I tak ke kawah putih, Supir tu kata 2 jam perjalanan dr bandung entah ye ntah tak hehe

wahdi said...

Kak Zul - hehe tulah pasal kena hati2~~~

Kasih - hahaha bengong rambut PINK? bulu pink ler hehehe, kalau awek bandung urut i byr extra :P

wahdi said...

Khairil - kuda muar je kaler oren :P

@xiM said...

hello there,thanks for dropping by at my page..

Tangkuban Perahu ni sejuk kan kawasan dia..

RunWitMe said...

Cool pics! I was there last year and have yet to blog about it....Your post sure bring back lots of memory...BYW, just passing by. But I'm sure I'll be back.

wahdi said...

Axim - no problem dude, saw ur blog's link at someone's blog.

Runwitme- thnx for dropping by! did u manage to go down to the hot spring???

AnakPkn said...

Anggap ajalah bayar berjuta2 sebagai sedekah. Bukan orang lain pun - saudara2 kita juga .....

wahdi said...

Sedekah kena ikhlas , i tak ikhlas sebab di paksa :P

cycledevies said...

- bau debu sulfur dr kawah tu..mcm bau kentut kan kan kan?hu3..
- time p sana..sgt x beshh
1.hujan, jgn main2 i pernah shuffled time nak turun p tgk makrimau kt bwh..agagaga..
2.After exit tol Takuban tu..van engine brakedown..(ngeri ok)x psl2 ada yg kene tolak van !
3.Dimarahi olh ibu dan bapa tatkala mereka panik dgn kehilangan 2 ank bujang nya setelah hampir 2jam menanti:p..
Tp bro..x kan 4millions abes kot..stakat beli sourvenior tu..sure u ade beli gelang besi hikmat tu kan kan??:p

pix cantek..pandei gak salesman tu snap kan??

fazz said...

Tangkuban perahu..really nice up there. Wasn't expecting it was a long way down to the hot spring..bak kata Nadia AF "redah jerr"..masa tu pregnant 3bln! hehehe.. escort punya la ramai sampai ke bawah..mau dekat 10 orang. Each of them voluntarily offer to caryy our belongings..termasuklah yg dukung anak i..*lol*..of course the ask some upah in return laa...we're forced by one of them to buy the strawberries...napelah husband i beli..wherebuy we can simply petik kat ladang jer...

wahdi said...

sara - ahahaha mesti parents ingat anaknya dah mati terkena gas beracun :P of ocs i beli gelang rantai tasbeh batu besi tu sema! :P

wahdi said...

Faz- wahhhh pregnant pun gigih turun bawah? hehe bahaya tu!

en_me said...

nothing is free.. ahaha

paperclip said...

yeah tangkuban perahu was a really beautifull place
n u should go to kawah putih too
the place r really mesmorizing

Anonymous said...

Hi, so sorry to hear your experience with that "bandits". Somebody must report them to the police. Well, next time, whenever you go, please remember that nothing's free in this world.

Nilcha said...

aw cmon peeps! lets not call indonesia as indon.

u dont like da pirates dvd? disapprove it? dont buy it!
as simple as that.
pirates stuff are everywhere because of the buyer.
jus don't curse the country. curse those irresponsible people who produce pirates dvd.

oza said...

oh my... as an Indonesian & Bandung resident myself, i'm ashamed of what that jerks did to charge overpriced souvenir. 4 million is way too much for Tangkuban Parahu's stuff, bro.

may you consider it as sedekah, so Allah could give you much much better in return.

next time, better bring a local guide :)

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