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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2015

    Kawah Putih Ciwidey in Bandung

    Kawah Putih (English: White Crater) is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung - West Java in Indonesia. Kawah Putih lake (7.10 S 107.24 E) is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano (a "composite" volcano). Mount 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 Kawah Putih site was opened to visitors in 1987.

    The lake is 2,430 meters above sea level so the local climate is often quite chilly (temperatures are frequently around 10 degrees celsius). This makes a brisk change from the humidity of the north Java plain and the capital city of Jakarta. Kawah Putih is a sizeable highly acid lake (pH 0.5-1.3) which changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state. The sand and rocks surrounding the lake have been also leached into whitish colours through interaction with the acidic lake waters (with possible mineral precipitation as well).

    Kawah putih is one of the best and favorite tourist destination in Bandung, Indonesia. Enjoy the beautiful mountain with amazing sulfur crater and lake.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    How to get to Kawah Putih Ciwidey

    If you are from Jakarta, you can go directly through the Kopo toll exit, from this toll exit you still need at least 2 hours to take Ciwidey, from the Kopo toll exit you can directly pass through and continue to Soreang, from the afternoon continued to Ciwidey.

    When you have arrived and entered this tourist area, you will find restaurants and sellers by underneath, including those selling masks, the price of masks here many times over! So it's better to buy before coming here.

    Photos of Kawah Putih

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