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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kawah Putih - White Crater

Traveling to the Kawah Putih-White Crater 

Bandung regency has many resorts that offer panoramic views along with interesting legends. District One is located in the south Ciwidey Bandung regency. In this area there is an interesting attraction is White crater.

White crater is a crater lake of Mount Patuha with altitude 2434 meters above sea level with temperatures between 8-22 ° C. On top of that there is a crater Patuha Currently, when mean low tide in Sundanese, which is in the west and below the crater White with a height of 2194 meters above sea level.

Both craters were formed by the eruption that occurred at about X and XII centuries ago. White crater is located about 46 km from the city of Bandung or 35 km from the capital of Bandung, Soreang, to Ciwidey.

White Crater legend - Patuha said to have originated from the old man's name or "Patua". Local people often call the Mount Sepuh. Formerly the local community and consider the Patuha White crater as the area is haunted, no one dared to touch or to get there. Presumably because angkernya, bird ever flew over the crater will die.

White crater lake mystery beauty was revealed in 1837 by a German-born Dutch botanist researcher, Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864) who conducted the research in this area. As a scientist, Junghuhn just do not trust local stories. As he traveled through the wilderness study Patuha, he finally found a beautiful crater lake.

As in the case of a volcanic crater, out of the lake bursts its lava flows of gas and the sulfur smell is offensive. Of it was revealed that a very high sulfur content that causes birds are reluctant to fly across the top surface of the White crater lake.

Because the content of sulfur in the crater lake was very high, in the reign of the Dutch had built the plant under the name Zwavel Ontgining sulfur "crater of White '. Then the Japanese era, the business was continued under the name White crater Kenzanka Gokoya Ciwidey directly under the military control of Japan.

White around the crater, there are several graves of ancestors, among other grave Keep Satru Grandmother, Grandmother Sadena cavity, Head Grandmother, Grandmother Ngabai, Barabak Grandmother, Grandmother basin, and Grandmother Jambrong.

One of the top of the Peak Patuha Kapok, said to be the meeting place of the ancestors, led by a grandparent Keep Satru. That said, this place is magical at times seen a bunch of fluffy white sheep called sheep lukutan community.

White crater lake has its own characteristics and uniqueness. Water in the crater lake can change color, sometimes colored bluish green apple when the bright sun and weather, sometimes too creamy brown.

The most commonly seen are white water with a thick fog over the crater surface. In addition to the crater surface is white, sand and rocks around it was predominantly white, therefore it is called White crater crater.

Go to White crater
Since 1987, PT. Perhutani (Limited) Unit III West Java and Banten develop this White crater area into a tourist attraction. For area attraction tickets White crater, every person charged Rp 10.000,00, plus the insurance premium.

White Crater attraction open starting at 07.00 and closed at 17.00, every day Monday through Sunday. Facilities for visitors around the crater White is sufficient in the presence of parking lots, transit transport to the crater, information centers, mushala, and food stalls.

To get there, visitors can pass through the toll from Jakarta Cipularang continue heading toward the exit toll Kopo Soreang to the south to the town Ciwidey. Approximately 20-30 minutes from the city Ciwidey visible sign of entry into the entrance to the White crater attraction is to the left of the road.

To go from the White crater entrance area attractions White crater is advisable to use a vehicle, do not walk because the road is slightly uphill and pretty much, which is about 5.6 km, or about 10-15 minutes drive.

Private vehicles can be indirectly to the parking area is available not far from the crater. While visitors with a large entourage that use bus or public transport can use a special vehicle in the parking area near the entrance to reach the crater from the entrance.

Public transport to Ciwidey of Bandung can be found at the station "Kebonkelapa" or "Leuwipanjang". After arriving in the city of Ciwidey then proceed with rural transportation purposes "SituPatenggang".

Rural transport to traverse this SituPatenggang attractions in the region, namely Ciwidey Estates Strawberry, White crater, Ranch Upas, swimming pool & hot water Cimanggu. To be able to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area Ciwidey and it is not enough just one day.

Whether the attraction what makes a lot of people back into the crater of White Ciwidey. A clear plateau of South Bandung TSB represents a snapshot of the most important mountains in Indonesia. So much inspiration sudut2 images born of the camera shots in the white crater at an altitude of 2.300 m above sea level and commanding the armature.

When a wandering Dutchman named Junghun came in the 19th century, the population around calling it a place where the ancestors dwell, which no one should be there without dying, the birds were reluctant to fly on it. Opinion they will not completely wrong.

True that the White crater Patuha authoritative, because the height and solitude. True, that haunted the white crater, which is solely due to concentrated sulfur fumaroles that must be taken into account when the wind stops.

More White Crater was ever a place where heaven bead down to earth, so graceful, calm, cool and away.

July, August temperatures can drop as low 10 º C in the daytime and 5 º C at night. A breeze carries away the mist of concentrated sulfuric vapors away. Yell vigorously; purported to be forwarded by the echo of his padas walls to heaven.

Visitors will not stand for long mountain breeze that slipped into the bone marrow. Bandrek sips in a stall in the parking lot to warm, dry throat. Around the crater during the dry season is quite easy to do: look for points of view that perhaps forgotten runoff from heaven.

Patuha white crater is not the only place that should be pursued. Many other places around the store for a million charm bother to pursue the "scattered heaven". Remembering Bob Marley song verse, which tells the story of a country in the cloud, which probably meant was - White crater Ciwidey.

Enjoying Holidays White Crater

Still located in bali Ranch, located about 44 Km from the city of Bandung, or rather in the village Sugih, Pasir Jambu district. White crater is a crater lake of the mountain with an altitude of 2434 meters Patuha above sea level.

This crater is a crater with sulfur acidity highest in the world, so that the Dutch colonial government had built a factory in this place of sulfur. To reach this area could use a rental car.

The uniqueness of this attraction is the white crater, the air is very cold here even reach 0-2 degrees Celsius in certain seasons. Car rental can help you to get to this place.

Travel Tips: Just like there patengan in the afternoon in a white crater is usually down to very dense fog. In addition to very high levels of sulfur so that the crater is often closed in the afternoon.

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