Tourists and locals fled for their life as a colossal volcanic explosion occurred in Indonesia’s West Java. The eruption at Mount Tangkuban Parahu in Bandung billowed fist of ash and rock soaring 200 meters up from the peak of the mountain.The volcano receives large number of tourists who can enjoy boiled eggs cooked by the crater’s geothermal heat.Ash fell in a 1-2-kilometre radius around from the crater during the five-minute long eruption.All nearby tourist locations were temporarily closed and communities around the mountain were cautioned that it could have a "phreatic" or steam-blast eruption that expels gas and ash without warning.
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”Tangkuban Perahu literally translates to “upturned boat”, which also describes the unusual shape of this volcano. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions near Bandung, with 3 craters accessible by car or foot.The most popular one – Queen’s crater, is the only crater in Indonesia where one can drive up, right to the rim of the crater and observe the sulfur fumes. In my opinion, regular volcano trekkers might not be very enthused by this. I was not too impressed myself. After all, it looks like any other crater in Indonesia, that too with a not so turquoise sulfur lake.
This place needs to more introduction. Do set aside about 1.5 to 2 hours to explore this place. Please also be careful of people who approach you and insist that you hire them as a tour guide. There is NO NEED to hire a tour guide.. simply just ignore them and walk away.