A clear view of the Crater at Mount Tankuban Perahu in the Bandung, West Java/Indonesia area.
This is a 2,076 m high volcano or 6,811 feet.
Tankuban Perahu, which is Sundanese and means Upturned-Boat.
One of Indonesia's 76 active volcanoes out of a total of 147!
From the city of Bandung in West Java/Indonesia, we started on May 11, 1983 with a visit to the mushroom project in Parongpong, near Lembang.
This was after lunch and clouds already are pulling in...
This is better, showing the 1830 m or 6003.9 ft
Now, let's climb up to the crater...
Quite a sight!
Always bubbling and steaming such a volcano...
Ugly hot soup!
In the above photos where we posed for the 1830 m sign, Pieter is already clutching his 'gift', which I purchased at this souvenir shop...
A hairy monkey, carved from a young coconut!
Cleverly the 'hair' being left on the coconut!
You probably know brushes made from coconut or mats.
When we left, it had started raining and luckily our guides/hosts had umbrellas on hand.
No, Pieter is NOT holding that bucket, it is just standing there...
One minute video from above: Gunung Tangkuban Perahu di lihat dari atas
Sikidang Crater Dieng Plateau Indonesia | from where we worked 6 days a week...