Kawah Putih

4.52727 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: Jl. Raya Soreang Ciwidey, Ciwidey, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40973, Indonesia
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 50000 IDR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Lake, Nature
Tickets From $37.42

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Kawah Putih

  • 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

  • Rented car or city bus, mini bus L300.

Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Bandung before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Bandung and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • 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
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 77.52% 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

Kawah Putih Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful Crater but could be better had it been rainy season. Tickets are expensive and place is crowded with other tourist. You'd struggle to get nice photos, if that's what you are going for. Place isn't meant for small kids or people with breathing difficulties. Very strong sulphur smell.

  • This place smells sulphuric so I advise you guys to wear mask all the time and only take it off during photo session. I don't suggest you guys to use the photographer service in there. The photographer promise to take 1 shot for 10k Rupiah and you will only choose photos you like only. However to my friend, she took many shots and after finished, the photographer brought us to the hut to pick the photo and suddenly, the camera went low battery and the photographer pretended to change to another battery. He sighed for both batteries are low so he himself quickly switch photo to photo for my friend to pick. Lastly my friend had no choice but to pay nearly RM250 for all lousy shots. I thought that was just a bad day for the photographer but I realized the other photographers were doing the same thing to other tourists who were in the hut with us. So I told my friend that she got scammed and we decided to ask for discount. He agreed but still upset because photos are lousy and still expensive. My friend seemed unhappy so I took her photos again using my phone (as shown as in here). I went here in the afternoon but the weather is so cold. It was fun and good to be here! Overall, this place is great only the bad thing is the photo service.

  • A volcano crater. The place is upgraded with sky bridge and platform to the edge of crater. Strong smell of sulphur. Nice place to visit.

  • As the name implies. White crater. And that's it, you'll see a white crater at the end of the climbing paved road. The supporting facilities to guarantee safety were improved. But I think the local government can add a huge signage that tells a story about the crater, the danger of sulphuric gas, the use of sulphur, etc.

  • Remember to bring mask, sun block and enough cloth to cover up. Go during so call "dry season" in Aug 2019, strong wind and cool breeze. Flying sand/dust. 20 degree Celsius during 1200hours. Even so, that weather will not make u sweat but the sunlight is burning your skin. Good view and don't expect too high after the long travel time & distance from Bandung.

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

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

      Report Abuse
  • what is the best time to visit

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

      Report Abuse