This crater named Tangkuban Perahu is located in a town known as Lembang of West Bandung Regency in the province of West Java,Indonesia.
It has been in a dormant state ever since it last erupted in the year 2013. The damange wasn’t very widespread during that eruption.It had affected a radius of around 5 kilometers,throwing out hot rocks and boulders onto the mountain roads.
The crater has now become a famous tourist spot in that particular area and it is indeed a spectacular view.However, after recent studies of this volcano by the geologists who are the only ones allowed to walk around the crater now,some unusual activity has been spotted which suggests the rising of new magma up the system of the volcano.
It still emits poisonous gases and one cannot be near the crater for too long due to the choking smell of sulphur.
Kawah Putih (White Crater)
This sulphur lake is one of the two craters that make up Mount Patuha , a stratovolcano.
It changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur. Tourists are recommended to carry masks along with them and not stray around for more than fifteen to twenty minutes for the intense smell of sulphur often causes breathing problems and momentary heart aches.
When sunlight falls on the lake,it looks like a thousand micro crystals ,the shadow of the mountains adding to the effect.
It is also recommended to not touch the water of the lake for safety purposes as it may lead to skin rashes and boils.
The crater was formed by an eruption that occurred around the tenth or eleventh century. The White Crater Lake has the unique characteristic of water that can change color: like apple green, bluish when exposed to the light reflection of the sun, sometimes looks like chocolate milk, but the water is most commonly seen as white with a thick fog on it.