Bandung Indonesia is the last leg of my 12-day Indonesia tour c/o the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia. Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, about 180 km south-east of Jakarta. Before we head back to Jakarta, Kawah Putih is one of our last destination in Bandung. It is our second volcano to see during our 2 weeks stay in Indonesia. Kawah Putih (White Crater) is 50 km south of Bandung and is one of the most popular tourist attraction by the locals and especially for us foreigners. Since it opened to the public on 1987 – many tourists have been visiting this bluish crater.
What can we expect in Kawah Putih?
Bandung’s weather is like Tagaytay or Baguio in the Philippines so expect a bit colder temperature and sweater or jackets are advised to wear.
When you get to the main car park, you will see lots of food vendors, gift shops and some are selling blueberries and strawberries for an affordable price of less than 100PHP per small tray.
3. Multi-cab ride
Also, you have to take a multi-cab and will travel for 5 kilometers to get to the entrance of the crater and I enjoyed the 5-kilometer ride because of the cold breeze.
4. Hassle-free drone flying area
I’m so excited to get to the crater so I can fly my DJI drone and flying drones here in Indonesia is hassle-free compared to the Philippines that I have to get a permit so I can fly my drone (well, not all parts of the PH actually). Congrats Gael (www.thepinaysolobackpacker.com) for flying your drone and not crashing it, lol.
5. Strong Smell of Sulfur
As a safety precaution – wear a mask whenever at the crater.
6. Magnificent View
Tourist will really enjoy and appreciate the blue crater, huge rock formations around the crater and the greenery of the surroundings.
Enjoy watching my drone shot at Kawah Putih.
More info: Visitors need to pay 2.2USD / 103PHP for the entrance fee and multi-cab fare.
What to Expect in Kawah Putih?