Kawah Putih

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Jl. Raya Soreang Ciwidey, Ciwidey, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40973, Indonesia
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 50000 IDR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature

Kawah Putih - Review

The beauty of White crater is what attracts tourists worldwide. Kawah Putih or White Crater is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Kawah Putih is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano. Mt Patuha is one of numerous volcanoes in Java. Kawah Putih Crater Lake itself represents a relatively stable volcanic system with no records of significant activity since around 1600.

The dense forest area is great to explore around and visitors can sit in the shelters or take a walk. Animals and birds which may be spotted include eagles, owls, monkeys, mouse deer, and forest pigs. Panthers, leopards and pythons have also sometimes been seen in the nearby forest.

The most alluring part about this attraction is the lake, which because of being highly acidic, changes colors from blue to white to green to brown, and is a mesmerizing sight to behold. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 day.

Kawah Putih Information

  • Visit early as possible.
  • Make sure you pay exactly according to the official fare.
  • The parking has separate tickets.
  • Tips & Warnings: Carry your food and water as shops are not available.
  • Hiking equipment and water jackets are recommended.
  • The smell of the sulphur can be heavy for some visitors, make sure you are okay with it.

Kawah Putih Ticket Prices

  • The parking has separate tickets.
  • Kawah Putih entrance fee varies for locals and foreigners.
  • Multiple ferrying options are available at different prices. Ask locally for details.

How To reach Kawah Putih by Public Transport

  • Rented car or city bus, mini bus L300.

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TripHobo Highlights for Kawah Putih

  • Kawah Putih Address: Jl. Raya Soreang Ciwidey, Ciwidey, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40973, Indonesia
  • Kawah Putih Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Kawah Putih Price: 50000 IDR
  • Best time to visit Kawah Putih(preferred time): 06:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kawah Putih: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kawah Putih

  • 78.62% of people who visit Bandung include Kawah Putih in their plan

  • 85.17% of people start their Kawah Putih visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kawah Putih

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

92.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kawah Putih

People normally club together Pinisi Resto and Patengan Lake while planning their visit to Kawah Putih.

People also prefer to start their day with Kawah Putih.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kawah Putih, Bandung Reviews

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  • Dari bandung sekitar 2-3 jam perjalanan. Biasanya macet di hari libur. Tidak begitu bau sulfur, dan sayangnya air di kawah ini mengalami penurunan yang signifikan, bukan hanya karena kemarau. Mungkin perubahan iklim sudah terdapat pada area ini dan situ patenggang. Kawahnya menjadi semakin sempit. Terdapat jembatan di tengah untuk berfoto dengan membayar sebesar Rp 15 ribu. Sebelum turun tangga ke kawah terdapat penjual sulfur yang bermanfaat untuk masker wajah. Terdapat Tower signal, sehingga Internet menggunakan Telkomsel berjalan lancar. Terdapat spot foto bersama badut bagi anak-anak, serta papan informasi mengenai pohon cantigi yang banyak tumbuh di sekitar area kawah, mitos tertentu. Untuk naik ke area kawah dari bawah harus menggunakan sejenis kendaraan mobil yang memuat sekitar 10-12 orang. Begitu pula jika hendak turun kembali.

  • The place was just okay. But the weather is really nice in Ciwidey so be ready to just have a windbreaker/jacket. There are photographers around if ever you want a more decent photo of you in the area. (I didn't try this though). Don't forget to bring or you can just buy a mask in the area.

  • There's a mini bus going to the crater which is included in the entrance ticket. The place was just okay. But the weather is really nice in Ciwidey so be ready to just have a windbreaker/jacket. There are photographers around if ever you want a more decent photo of you in the area. (I didn't try this though). Don't forget to bring or you can just buy a mask in the area.

  • Once you reached. To your right is a very beautiful forest with lush fern and trees. Further down the stairs you will start to smell the sulfur and see the beautiful piece of green/yellowish/bluish coloured water. It's filled with tourist and man ready to offer their professional photo taking for 10k/ photo. There is a clean toilet available too !

  • Indeed a nice view. it's really cold when we went there. it's best to go there as early as possible if you don't wanna get hit by too much sunlight. and be sure not to touch the water! there's nothing much to do there tho. they offer horse riding rental for photo ops, there's a shop that offers variety of product(sulfur soap, tea, etc.)

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Kawah putih
  • What is the price for a foreigner on a motorcycle?

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    • IDR 30,000 (USD2) for foreigners is the Kawah Putih entrance fee.

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  • what is the best time to visit

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    • The best time to visit the place is in the months of June to September, preferably in the morning.

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