Gunung Patuha

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bandung, as a tourist city, never deserted from the amazing objects. The city is cool, indeed warehouse sights right to unwind in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
Like the forest area of ​​South Jakarta that offers exotic White crater. A large crater sulfur-containing fluid, situated on the slopes Patuha, Ciwidey district, Bandung regency. Located about 45 km from the southern city of Bandung, is between the lines Ciwidey - Situ patengan

White crater lakes to the location, from the entrance to the crater is about 5 km or can be taken approximately 20 minutes. Through a paved road winding with a view of Eucalyptus plantations and natural forests with diverse species of tropical rain forests. Besides can be reached by car, can also be reached by foot or cross walk 7 km from the natural attractions Punceuling, through the path of natural forests. Although the trip is rather tiresome, but along the way will be entertained with the atmosphere of natural forests and the air fresh and clean. For the adventurous, this pathway is an alternative that is quite challenging to reach the attraction of the crater.

White crater located at an altitude of 2194 m meters above sea level, formed during a volcanic eruption Patuha circa 1000-1200. Now, this crater is relatively stable, with no harmful activity magma flow since 1600. Before the White crater found on the summit of Mount Patuha, people assume it's peak as a haunted area, no one dared touch him. In fact, because angkernya, birds that pass through the crater was going to die. Stories hereditary circulating among local residents say, once a top Patuha meeting place of the ancestors of South Bandung.

The highest peak called Peak Patuha Kapok. It is said that is where the ancestors negotiate discuss the welfare and safety of society through the maintenance of forest sustainability. Local residents also said, the graves of the ancestors were believed to be in peak Kapok. At certain times, often there are people who kawenehan (by chance) to see a sheep which resemble green fur lukut, so-called sheep lukutan, and is believed to be the ancestor of domesticated cattle earlier.

Mystery White crater lake beauty was revealed in 1837, by a Dutch scientist Peranakan Germany, Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghun, who is also a Dutch planters who love nature conservation. At that time, traveled to Mount Junghun Patuha, he had asked the local community about the natural atmosphere that felt very quiet and deserted. Turns out he got the answer, that in the region as an area haunted jinn kingdom and place bersemayamnya spirits of the ancestors. Patuha valley conditions at that time still a dense forest, filled with trees of local species of timber, such as Rasamala, Saninten, riots, samida, and so forth.

However, Junghuhn not believe that story just like that, while continuing the journey through the wilderness and eventually found a beautiful crater lake. From the lake of lava bursts out nose piercing smell of sulfur. It turns out that a very high sulfur condition that causes birds reluctant to fly over the crater surface. Although already discovered, the beauty of Crater Lake White still not known and can not be enjoyed by the public. Until 1987 Perhutani PT (Persero) Unit III West Java and Banten develop it into an object of tourist visits.

White crater popularity began to rise. Moreover, its location is a series with the sights of South Bandung other woods, such as Rancaupas and Cimanggu. Rancaupas has long been a breeding area deer. Near the area of ​​captive deer, there is a campsite which is always crowded on summer school holidays, especially in July-August. Cimanggu heated swimming pool is large enough. Equipped with a special bath rooms are also a few cottages.

White crater was amazing, better than the figure of his appearance, as well as from the aspect of environmental sustainability. Basin area of ​​25 hectares was watery whitish. Crater lake water is always changing color. Sometimes the apple green and bluish, when the bright sun and weather, sometimes also milk chocolate color, bright yellow and the most frequently encountered are white with a thick fog over the crater surface. In fact, when the late afternoon, the crater lake water was, the sudden ups and downs. In addition to the surface of the crater are colored white, sand and rocks around it was predominantly white. Hence it was called White crater crater. Similar to Lake Kalimutu.

When nighttime visit to Crater White, natural wonders will happen. Around 21:00, when the sky lit brightly with stars, from the crater lake of white visible light emitted greenish adorn the crater. Then, from the green light refraction, forming a circle that is able to illuminate the location of the crater. It's really amazing to behold.

The existence of White crater lake atop Mount Patuha that research is still quite active limited by steep rock walls on the north and west of the crater there is still a turbulent jet. If you want to be closer to the crater through the entrance on the east. Not far from the location of the crater there is an artificial cave deep as 5 meters.

The beauty of the crater can be enjoyed even closer, as he walked casually or even sitting on the shelter-shelter. While various species of flora and fauna can be found around the crater, such as plants Cantigi and Lemo, the fragrant smells like anise oil. Efficacy of plant Lemo, can repel animals such as venomous snakes. In addition there are also plant Vaccinium as typical vegetation of the crater area. When we would go up to the peak of interest can be found Eidelweis. The types of fauna that often arise, among others, eagles, monkeys, deer, wild boar and panther and leopard. The beauty of Crater Lake White Patuha, is very enchanting and amazing. In fact, if you already know the wonders of nature, would say nothing as beautiful White crater craters.
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Belajar Komputer said...

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