White crater is one of the famous natural sights enough. The crater of Mount Patuha which has long been non-active has a wonderful charm. White sand with green sulphur provide a different view from the other tourism object.

Natural conditions are still maintained its make White Crater for prawedding shooting location. The crater was formed by the eruption of Mount Patuha in X and XII centuries ago. Mount Patuha, or often called by people Mount Sepuh (Old Man), has a height of 2434 meters above sea level, with an average temperature of 8 to 22 degrees Celsius.

White crater can be achieved by using private vehicles as far as 46 km to the south of Bandung. The nearest tollroad is Kopo. The journey will pass Soreang, then entered Ciwidey area. Through the long teminal Ciwidey, areas start-dominated by pine forest plantations. White Crater gate on the left side of the road, after paying the administration, visitors can go on again. This time the road began to narrow and uphill. Shade trees and the cold air will begin to greet every visitor. Having reached the parking area, the journey continues on foot to the location of the crater. Once down the stairs, the sight of the White crater will start looking.

At some point very stinging smell of sulfur (at about 5 meters deep cave former sulfur mine), it is recommended to immediately leave the area to avoid sulfur poisoning. If you want to get a picture angle and a different light, try to come early at around 06.00 am and walked toward the wall of the crater to the south.

Once the people considered the White crater as a haunted area because many birds die when flying over the crater. Not to mention the mystical tales of the royal dwelling place of spirits and ancestral spirits. Finally, in 1837 a Dutch-German scientist Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghun doing research and finding answers is not awesomeness other White crater caused by the blast of the strong smell of sulfur lava. But it does not necessarily make people interested in making the White crater as tourism object, then in 1987 this area tourist attraction made by PT. Perhutani.

There are several species of flora and fauna in the area of the White crater, some can be seen instantly around the crater like Cantigi and Vaccinium (Flora) and the Eagles and the Monkey (Fauna).


Individual: 12.000 Rupiah
Motor Cycle: 2.000 Rupiah
Car: 5.000 Rupiah
Bus/Truck: 10.000 Rupiah

Source : Balarea

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