History of Kawah Putih Ciwidey, Bandung Indonesia - family attractions that can satisfy a craving

History of Kawah Putih Ciwidey, Bandung Indonesia - family attractions that can satisfy a craving

History of Kawah Putih Ciwidey, Bandung Indonesia - family attractions that can satisfy a craving - The Kawah Putih in Bandung tourist attractions is the most famous. Located in Ciwidey village, West Java, about 50 KM South of Bandung, the White is a Crater Lake formed in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Patuha. True to its name, the land that exists in this area is white due to the mixing of the element sulfur. In addition to the land is white, the water area of the Lake is the crater White also has a greenish white color and can change color according to the levels of sulfur contained, temperatures, and weather.
Kawah Putih

The Kawah Putih lies in the Ciwidey White Mountain has an elevation of more than 2,400 metres above sea level. With the altitude, the temperature in the area of Kawah Putih of course cold with a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius up to 22 degrees Celsius, therefore do not forget to bring a jacket or wear thick clothing.

In addition to their beauty to be enjoyed by the tourists, the crater White Ciwidey also often become the site of other activities, such as shooting a film, a painting, a photo of the bride and groom, to hiking and horseback riding activities.

The History Of Kawah Putih
 Kawah Putih

The story of the Kawah Putih began in the 10th century in which occurs a great eruption by Mount Patuha. After the explosion, many people assume that this location was haunted because every bird that flew past the area will die.

As time goes by, the trust regarding the angkernya this place is starting to fade, until finally in 1837 there was a botanist with the national anthem of Germany came to the area to conduct research. A researcher named Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn is so intrigued by the silence that there is not even a bird flying above it so as he toured the village to search for information. At that time, all information he got was that the kasawan of the armature and inhabited by sentient.

For Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, statement of local communities was not reasonable. Because it does not believe its stories, he went into the jungle to find out what's in there. Long story short, eventually Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn successfully reached the Summit of the mountain, and there he saw the existence of a beautiful Lake is white with a strong sulfur smell.

Since then, the existence of Kawah Putih Ciwidey village became famous and started from 1987 the Government developed the area as a tourist spot that offers a unique experience of seeing the Lake that can change color.

How to Kawah Putih
 The Kawah Putih Ciwidey

Kawah Putih located at the motorway Go Ciwidey KM 25 located not far from the sights There Patenggang and can be easily reached when you bring your own vehicle as there are many bearings. From Jakarta, You only need to use toll lanes and exit through door Cipularang toll Kopo. From there you need to go to Soreang and Ciwidey village to the South of drive.

When using public transport, you can take a minibus from terminal Leuwi Panjang which leads to terminal Ciwidey village. From Ciwidey terminal, you can use the minibus heading There Patenggang and down in front of the gate of Kawah Putih.

Facilities in Kawah Putih
 The Kawah Putih, Bandung

The Kawah Putih, Bandung

Having been developed as a tourist area, the crater has a White supporting facilities comfort tour, namely:
  • A large parking area
  • Small mosque
  • Transportation from the front gate up to the crater
  • Information Center
  • Restaurants and food stalls
  • Bathroom
The price of the entrance ticket to the crater White Ciwidey
The Crater White Ciwidey, Bandung

The Crater White Ciwidey, Bandung

The price of the entrance ticket to the crater white on weekdays and holidays and weekends are the same i.e. 15,000 Dollars per person, while the tariff for vehicles is as follows:

  • Parking (car): 150,000 Rupiah / 12 dollars
  • Parking (motocycle): 35,000 Indonesian Rupiah / 2,7 Dollars
  • Ontang-Anting: 13,000 Rupiah / 1 Dollar
  • The lower parking (car): Rp. 6,000 / 0,5 Dollars
  • The lower motocycle: Rp. 5,000 / 0,4 dollars
  • Bus parking: 25,000 Rupiah
Is the upper parking lot is bringing your vehicle up to the location of the crater, the bus cannot be parked at the top. The intent of the bottom is parking Park your vehicle in the gateway then you can take the ontang towards the crater for ontang anting.

What is ontang-anting? Ontang anting comes from Sundanese language meaning ' mondar mandir ' and is the term for a typical vehicle Kawah Putih Ciwidey village. This vehicle is in the form of a mini bus which has been modified to be open and equipped with a safety. Maximum capacity for 1 ontang anting is 12 people, but do not worry not goto the place because there are many ontang anting are operating in the region.

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