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Map of Ancient Lake Bandung

Ancient Lake Bandung is an ancient prehistoric lake that occupied the Bandung Basin. It was created about 6,000 years ago due to eruption of Ancient Mount Sunda which blocked the flow of Ancient Citarum River and created a lake.

The current Bandung City is located in this Bandung basin and surrounded by mountains such as Mount Tangkuban Perahu, Mount Burangrang and Mount Bukit Tunggul.


Bandung city, West Java, Indonesia.

This lake is one of the subjects in folktale The Legend of Sangkuriang in which the lake was created by Sangkuriang due to Dayang Sumbi's request but eventually he dried it again due to his anger because of her trick to make dawn came before its time in order to prevent their marriage.