Tangkuban Perahu (which translates to: “upturned boat”) is a dormant volcano located near Bandung, Western Java, Indonesia.
The area around the two craters on the volcano is still a hotbed of all types of volcanic activity: steam coming off the ground, strong smell of sulfur in the air, bubbly mud springs, and sulfur deposits (pictured) inside the nooks and crannies of the surrounding rocks.
We wouldn’t call the view of the crater area as much as gorgeous or beautiful in its usual sense. The steam was so thick that often we couldn’t see what we were stepping on. The noxious smell and the unsaturated color were not something we were used to.
‘Otherwordly’ I think is a more apt description for this place.
All that is missing is a big eye of ‘Sauron’ hovering in the background, if you know what I mean.