Sulfur Deposit on Tangkuban Perahu Volcano– Foto Friday

tangkuban perahu sulfur deposit

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.

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  2. Cool!! Are the mud springs available to the public to use? In NZ we have sulphur spas and they are thought to be very therapeautic.

    1. Yup. Unfortunately they're not big enough to dip your whole body in. Just your feet 🙂 And some of them are so hot that they have vendors selling eggs that you can boil yourself in the hot spring (and then eat it with a bowl of ramen noodle at a nearby cafe).

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