The Romantic White Crater (Kawah Putih), Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

The White Crater or Kawah Putih in Ciwidey, Bandung, West java, Indonesia is famous because its beautifully crater surrounded by mountains and its white sands around the crater that contains sulfur. Firstly I came here in 2009 with my best friends and also my boy friend, now I’m coming here again with my ex-boyfriend called husband, my sister and my husband’s friends. There are a lot of improvement since the last time I visited here. Three years ago, the single road to reach the white crater was still steep and danger but now it’s already been asphalt. There were a lot of food stalls near the crater, but now they are gathered in the same place under the crater and had more variety of foods and souvenirs (oleh-oleh). The crater looks like more treated now compared to few years ago, cleaner and fresher.

Beautiful Crater surrounded by mountains made us so grateful to God who has this beautiful nature creation. The sands are white, but the water seems green because of the sulfur-containing. We are being forbidden to jump and swim to the crater. We also being advised to use mask to protect ourselves from inhaling sulfur gas which could make us vertiginous.

Flying without wings and trying to reach the blue sky.

The trees are having no leaves, and sometimes they are useful for being photography background. Photographer usually taken photograph for newlyweds or for pre-wedding photograph. They could make some inspiration theme for photograph such as snowing time, romantic winter, foggy weather etc.

Before we enter to the white crater, we could see disability elder sit at the hut and play beautiful local music while singing. He gave special relaxation and entertainment before we enjoy the beautiful crater.

Do you have plan to come here for enjoying holiday time with family? The place is reacheable by car or public transportation. If we go by car we can go up to the second parking area near the crater, but the parking fee is so expensive, Rp 150,000/car. If we go by bus, the bus has to stop at the first parking area near the gate. Then, we continue by a mini bus to the second parking area which is next to the crater. The entering ticket is Rp 15,000/person.

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