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Tangkuban Perahu

Bandung, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Bandung
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Volcanos, Mountains, Geologic Formations
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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Was initiallly a very excited trip as first time so near to a volcano! Yet a very unsafe place whereby the so called authorised guide brought along at least 5 more helpers to accompany us down. Once they pulled out their stuff to sell us at horrific prices, we need to purchase otherwise I forsee tough time getting up to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

With the time and effort spent, we would have expected a spectacular view of Kawah Ratu, the main attraction at Tangkuban Perahu. Other than the nice cooling weather, nothing spectacular instead the whole area was swamped with tourist touts. Given that it is recommended as a "must see" tourist spot, a visit may still be insisted just to tick the... More

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Probolinggo, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery. There were many street travellers there but they were polite and not annoying. Paid IDR 8k for bajigur (ginger drink), IDR 15k for instant photo and IDR 30k for riding horse. Pleasant experience.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here quite a few times and never get bored of it. The scenery is incredible and the atmosphere is breathtaking (literally if the wind catches the sulphur fumes the wrong way). I happily recommend Tangkuban Perahu to anyone with an interest in volcanoes, and anyone without. Just be cautious of the souvenir sellers... If you are tempted... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have not seen a volcano so near and so real. A visit here is better than reading thousand of words on volcano from a geography book. In my mind, I have always linked volcano to hot lava and molten rock but this place is so scenic, gorgeous and cooling. The sulphur smell may be a bit of nauseating but... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Compared to Kawah Putih, this is not that attractive. There is also some souvenir sellers who will follow you when you are enjoying the scene. I would not suggest visitors to buy their souvenirs.

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KL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Tangkuban Perahu is my first experience with volcano. The environment is cold n nice but the air is sulphuric. You can actually go right next to the crater with car although i found most foreign tourist were climbing the road by walking. We went there by hiring private driver as it is quite far from Bandung capital. Start your journey... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We came here expecting to see a volcano and were surprised to view a crater with steam coming out of it. Spectacular views from the rim of the crater but could smell unpleasant due to the sulphuric odour. Rows of souvenir stalls around the area and it can be chilly early in the morning. Try to spend some time around... More

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went there with my kid and husband. It was the first time for kid and me but third times for my husband. Once arrived, my husband told me to buy face mask because he knows I can't stand with unpleasant smell. The place covered with mercury smells which comes out from the volcano. But the view and surrounding are great!... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

to see a volcano. More accurately its a small lake in a crater with some steam around, don't expect any lava. A lot of vehicles there despite it being a Monday morning and it being expensive to enter as an "attraction". You can stop at various points around the rim but if travelling privately its best to go to the... More

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