West Java, Wayang-Windu Volcano

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West Java, Wayang-Windu Volcano

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Wayang-Windu

Wayang-Windu is a twin volcano that consists of Mount Wayang (Indonesian: Gunung Wayang, “Mount Shadow”) and Mount Windu. They are located just to the east of the town of Pangalengan in the Bandung Regency (Kabupaten or District) in West Java, Indonesia, about 40 km south of the city of Bandung. The area has been an active geothermal project. Mount Wayang has a 750 m wide crescentic crater which holds four groups of fumaroles. Mount Windu has a 350 m wide crater. (Wikipedia, 2011)

Practicalities

Getting there

For Pangalengan take a bus from Bandung’s Leuwipanjang terminal. The bus from Bandung to Pangalengan takes 2 hours and is approx. Rp15,000. If travelling by private vehicle, head towards Banjaran and follow signs for Pangalengan. Accommodation

There are a couple of hotels in Pangalengan. The Malabar Guesthouse, originally built in the 1940s, is several km from the centre of Pangalengan but is very nice indeed and is surrounded by Malabar Tea Estate and has some brand new rooms. It isn’t the easiest place to find – ask for ‘Pintu’ and then ‘Malabar Mess’. Advance booking and extra sweaters recommended. Permits

Not required but take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase. Water sources

Take enough supplies with you.

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-08=

Volcano Type: Lava dome

Volcano Status: Fumarolic

Last Known Eruption: Unknown

Summit Elevation: 2182 m 7,159 feet

Latitude: 7.208°S 7°12’30″S

Longitude: 107.63°E 107°38’0″E

Wayang-Windu, the site of a geothermal prospect, is a twin-peaked lava dome of Quaternary age about 40 km south of Bandung, immediately west of Kamojang volcano. Gunung Wayang, with a 750-m-wide crescentic crater open to the west, contains four groups of fumaroles. Gunung Windu, 1.6 to the SW, has a 350-m-wide crater open to the ESE. The age of the latest eruptive activity from Wayang-Windu is not known.

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