Despite being born in Bandung and having lived there until I graduate from the university, I have never visited Kawah Putih (Oh shame on me!). So on a weekend, I and mr.husband visited Kawah Putih, after dropping off our Kiddos at their grandparents' house. They wanted to see their grandparents straight away, so I and mr.husband decided to have a date.
When we reached the place and seeing the beauty of Kawah Putih, I asked myself, "Where have I been?!" Kawah Putih is amazingly beautiful.
|The magnificent Kawah Putih|
How To Go To Kawah Putih
We left our house in Bandung around 8 am, and head to the toll road, exit at Kopo. Then we head to a city called Soreang, passing a busy market, which of course caused a traffic jam.
After Soreang, you will reach Ciwidey, a small town with so many restaurants and hotels. Usually tourists are staying overnight at Ciwidey if they wish to enjoy Kawah Putih and its surroundings.
|After the busy small town, we passed a hilly road with beautiful trees|
Kawah Putih Ticket Price
Finally we reached the gate of Kawah Putih, had to pay IDR 18,000 for the entrance fee (per person). In addition to that, we had to pay a ticket for our car amounting IDR 150,000. Oouch!! So expensive!
When I said that the total ticket price was way too expensive to mr.husband, he said it was still cheaper than the ticket price to Kalbarri National Park we visited in Western Australia. Well, ok then. I guess that's why Men are from Mars, while Woman are from Venus.
|Public transport (called Ontang Anting) is also available from this point|
|The ticket price to go to Kawah Putih|
|The ticket controlling gate|
After passing a hilly road (Thanks God we decided to take our own car, it will be a bit scary to go up the hilly road with a half "open air" public transport), we reached Kawah Putih parking station.
|The parking place was still empty in the morning|
Enjoying The Beauty of Kawah Putih
Of course enjoying the scenery is on the top list of things to do in Kawah Putih. But be aware of the air which contains sulfur. There's a notification before you enter the crater area. Please read it carefully. Extra care should be taken if you take your children with you.
|Please do not go too close to the crater|
We went down the stairs directly with other tourists. And when we saw Kawah Putih from a distance, we thought that the expensive car ticket we paid was well worth it!
|The first sight of Kawah Putih|
|It was already hot in the morning, bring hats and use sunblock please|
Here's some shoots of Kawah Putih that mr.husband took from the crater area. This place was really photogenic, no wonder many couples took their pre-wedding pictures at Kawah Putih.
There are many photographers who worked at Kawah Putih. They also have the portable printer with them.
|They are ready to take your pictures!|
Do Not Miss to See Kawah Putih From The Lookout
We also went to the lookout on our way going back to the parking place. Actually it's a shelter for older people who couldn't go down to the crater area.
|Just follow this sign going to the lookout|
Another beautiful view of Kawah Putih was taken from the lookout by mr.husband.
|It was so beautiful to see Kawah Putih from the lookout :)|
The beauty of blue water at the crate was so inviting to swim! Haha, but there's a warning for everyone.
|Please do not swim at the crater|
A very nice place to getaway from Jakarta and Bandung, next time I would like to stay overnight at Ciwidey, and visit Kawah Putih again with our Kiddos. They have to see the beauty of Kawah Putih as well.
written on 11-11-2015 by @tesyasblog