North of the city, the highly active stratovolcano of Tangkuban Perahu – which translated to ‘upturned boat’ because of its shape – is a genuine natural wonder that is worth a visit. Standing at the rim of the crater and looking down some 200 meters from where blazing hot sulfur fumes bubble up, one get to grips with the incredible power of Mother Nature.
CIATER – HOT SPRINGS
Beyond the Tangkuban Perahu, the Ciater district is known for its hot springs. The streams and pools, fed by warm mineral springs created by the heat from nearby volcanoes, contain iodium and sulfur, well for curing skin ailments and rheumatism.
CIATER – OLD DUTCH TEA PLANTATIONS
Another attraction in Ciater are the tea plantations that date back to colonial days. Here golfers can visit a tea factory that produces tea the way it has been done during old colonial days. Here, the entire production process can be followed from intake of freshly picked tea leaves, all the way to “expedition” of export shipments to all corners of the world.
SAUNG ANGKLUNG UDJO
Saung Angklung Udjo is a cultural center to promote and conserve the angklung, a traditional music instrument made of bamboo that finds its roots in western Java. The center consists of a performance venue for angklung music, a workshop where they make angklung instruments as well as a bamboo handicraft workshop.