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Address: Ciwidey, Indonesia

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Vocanic lake ..sometimes boiling ..fumes..foggy with carosive smoke . Near by Bandung . Advised to carry a good facemask, scraf & sunglasses. People suffering from breathing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Vocanic lake ..sometimes boiling ..fumes..foggy with carosive smoke . Near by Bandung . Advised to carry a good facemask, scraf & sunglasses. People suffering from breathing problem should avoid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Kawah Putih is located around 2 hours journey from Bandung. We departed early from the city center, and we were not caught in the jam. There's an entrance fee to Kawah Putih, and if you would like your private car to go all the way up, it will be an additional IDR 150,000 per car. Else, there's shuttle, but you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Kawah putih is simply beautiful. It takes 3 hours from the city (traffic was bad!) to reach here. The journey was tiring but luckily, there is a transport to go up instead of hiking. Of course it is not free but it was a good experience. Upon reaching, the smell of sulphur is strong but they give us mask to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The journey to this place frm the central part of Bandung was really far for me. I mean far includes the time we stuck on road due to road jam. It was raining when we were there so the view was foggy but still it was nice. It was really cold during raining days. Really! Not suitable for older people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Kawah putih is truly stunning and mesmerizing The white soil n light blue sulphuric lakes are truly a stunning view to behold Please bring mask though cos the smell might choke you. Sunglasses n mask are helpful too cos the water will reflect the sunlight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

because fast closed,we took motor cycle and for 30 minutes we reached the place.It was a wonderful place with different colour even tough it smelt strong of sulphur

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Located in the highland, the weather itself gives a plus of pleasant to who is willing to spend 2 hours from Bandung city up to the site. The jeep journey is also another interesting on the way uphill. They also allow visitors to drive their own cars but I don't think that's a good idea since entry ticket for cars... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It took us 3 hours to get here! But it was worth it as its a beautiful place. I brought a mask along but realised that I don't need it as the sulphur smell is quite manageable for me. But my advise is to bring one anyway, just in case. I went on a weekday to avoid traffic and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really strong sulphur smell once you reach there. Go down to the crater and remember to wear your masks if you can't stand the smell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice green crater lake. Had slight lingering sulphur dioxide smell. Optional to,wear masks, unless you have serious asthma o breathing problems.

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Address: Address: Ciwidey, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  West Java

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