At West Java Indonesia we can also find many beautiful mountains there, mountain is considered the oldest is Gunung Patuha, Patuha taken from the PA and TUA, which means that elders are often called Gunung Sepuh, existence Mount Patuha many people do not know much because it was considered haunted or scary and it lasted almost a century. According to the history of 10th-century Mount Patuha had erupted, and after that formed a beautiful lake on the left side of the mountain and a crater at the top of the mountain west, at the time of Dutch rule, there is a German descent named Dr. Junghuhn Franz Wilhelm (1809-1864) visited the area south of Bandung, and he came to Mount Patuha which at that time according to the local community is very haunted, and believed that it was the kingdom of the phantom so that the birds are across the region would fall and die , Because of curiosity, the Dutch entered the region to prove the truth, but when Junghuhn into the top, he saw such a beautiful scene of a large lake with greenish water which spouted lava and the smell of sulfur, and it all is the answer of all , Why the birds can fall and die across the region.
From this beginning the establishment of the Kawah Putih sulfur plant called in the Dutch: White Zwavel Ontgining crater. In the Japanese era, this factory efforts continued with the title Kawah Putih kenzanka Ciwidey Yokoya, and directly under military supervision.
Kawah Putih continued to grow with a mystery story, the residents still believe that it is the abode of the ancestors of the guard by a “Kuncen” the man who guard that place named Abah Karna who live in Kampung Pasir Hoe, Village Sugih Mukti, and he is 105-year-old now.
in Kawah Putih are the graves of ancestors, among them: Eyang Jaga Satru, Eyang Rangsa Sadana, Eyang Camat, Eyang Ngabai, Eyang Barabak, Eyang Baskom dan Eyang Jambrong. One of the top of Gunung Patuha, Puncak Kapok, believed to be the meeting place of the ancestors, led by Eyang Jaga Satru. In this place people occasionally see (magically) a set of white fluffy sheep (Domba lukutan) is believed to be the embodiment of the ancestors.
Junghuhn is long dead, but the discovery of the Kawah Putih continued to show her beauty to charm today, with lake water greenish white, contrasted with white limestone around the lake. In the north of the lake stood upright limestone cliffs gray moss and various other plants. Kawah Putih mileage from the city of Bandung in West Java about 47km.
This place is situated at an altitude of 2434 m above sea level, generally sloping field configuration to hilly. Temperatures around 8 to 22 0 C. existing water sources depending on the rains. Humidity 90%, while the annual rainfall was recorded between 3743 to 4043 mm / year.
This tour is a daily tourist activities such as cross-country and mountain climbing, natural beauty to be enjoyed is, volcanic craters and decorated with beautiful forests of diverse plants such as alang-alang, saliara, kingkilaban, kirinyuh, puspa, kayu putih, cemara and Rasamala, this place is also inhabited by a wide range of animals such as pythons, owls, Surili (a type of monkey), tiger, wolf, there there are also many facilities when we visited for a tour like Mosque, toilets, building information center, a mini zoo area , where the children play, trade stalls.