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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kawah Putih

The distance from Bandung city: 46 miles south from downtown Bandung.
Travel Time: 90 minutes

In White Crater Lake, visitors can enjoy a variety of unique White Crater Lake. Besides the natural landscape around it that are still beautiful, visitors can also see a direct hot steam coming out of the rocks that being stepped and smell the sulfur that is not too oppressive. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of White Crater Lake as he walked leisurely around the lake or while sitting in a shelter in the the area. Visitors will see various kinds of rare flora, such as flowers Eldelweis, Cantiqi that fragrant plants, Lemo plants that can repel venomous animals, and Vaccinium as typical vegetation plant of the crater. Besides various types of flora, in this region there are also many types of animals, such as eagles, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, panthers, and leopards. Visitors can also see the water of the crater changing color. Sometimes apple green and bluish . When the sun blazing and bright weather, the color changed to brown. However, the white color is the dominant color of crater water. The dominance of white color also looks at the color of sand and rocks located around the lake.


Attractions Facilities
At the White Crater Lake area there are various supporting facilities, such as public toilets, parking lots, souvenir centers and small mosque that managed very well . The location was also used by surrounding farmers to sell their garden, such as strawberries, roasted corn , boiled corn and Pepito fruit. Visitors that will spend the night do not need to worry, because it can rent a tent or stay in the villas, hotels and guesthouse. guesthouse with various types that are often found along the tour route Ciwidey.

History / myth / legend
White crater lake at the top of Mount Patuha by local people also called Mount Sepuh. Besides White crater, the mountain that has a height of 2434 meters above sea level and temperature between 8-12 degrees Celsius, also has a saat Crater in the west. Both craters are formed by the eruption of Mount Patuha in the 10th century and 12th. White crater located at a height of 2194 above sea level. the beauty of White Crater Lake discovered in 1837 by Dutch botanist German descent, Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn. Long after the discovery, namely in 1983, Perhutani Unit III West Java and Banten new White Crater Lake makes the region as a tourist attraction that opened to the public.

From the city of Bandung, visitors that bring a personal vehicle can go directly to White crater location through the Ciwidey town, a major gateway to the tourist area of South Bandung. For visitors that ride public transportation, there are two alternative from Bandung Leuwipanjang Bus transportation, taking public transportation (public transportation) or take the bus majoring in Bandung-Ciwidey towards the entrance of White crater. Alternatives to the area of this tourist attraction is to use a rental car from Mpv Rent Car

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