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  • Dozuro F
    Singapore11 contributions
    Beautiful volcanic crater
    Beautiful volcanic crater. Strong sulphur smell at times but may make some people sick, but the view is worth it. Steps down to the crater are gentle so my elderly parents had no tough time going down and up.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Dileepa M
    Colombo, Sri Lanka309 contributions
    Top attraction
    No need of guide, entrance fee is okay, not a lot to walk, can go in the car almost to the place. Even if you don't have a car, they have a public transport vans which would be a good experience to try out. Very scenic place, would recommend to travel.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Stephen G
    Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
    Like being on another planet
    We chose a private driver, and he was driving a brand-new innoxa people mover. Very luxurious car, and very comfortable. The trip from Bandung to the crater took about an hour and a half. Travelling over freeways, then winding roads up the hills. The crater itself is very impressive With lots of sulphuric, steam and curious warning signs. Didn’t see one suggesting no swimming though!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 January 2024
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Stephen G
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We chose a private driver, and he was driving a brand-new innoxa people mover. Very luxurious car, and very comfortable. The trip from Bandung to the crater took about an hour and a half. Travelling over freeways, then winding roads up the hills. The crater itself is very impressive With lots of sulphuric, steam and curious warning signs. Didn’t see one suggesting no swimming though!
Written 16 January 2024
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Dileepa M
Colombo, Sri Lanka309 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
No need of guide, entrance fee is okay, not a lot to walk, can go in the car almost to the place. Even if you don't have a car, they have a public transport vans which would be a good experience to try out.

Very scenic place, would recommend to travel.
Written 18 December 2023
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Dozuro F
Singapore11 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Beautiful volcanic crater. Strong sulphur smell at times but may make some people sick, but the view is worth it. Steps down to the crater are gentle so my elderly parents had no tough time going down and up.
Written 8 October 2023
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YUSUFF DRV BDG
Bandung, Indonesia15 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Excellent volcano crater, The lake with greenish water is really beautiful. you will not be disappointed visiting it
Written 1 August 2023
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Ivka V
Presov, Slovakia13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
White crater exceeded our expectation. It is out of this world. We stopped in Bandung on our way to Yogyakarta, crater is located about 1 hour from Bandung. Its worth it. It wasnt so crowded, but the ticket for the car entrance is expensive.
Written 21 July 2023
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Monafina F Silitonga
Jakarta, Indonesia3 contributions
Jul 2022
view are amazing but there are still some trashes around the crater , they should put some guards to keep remind the visitors about their trash ...please put divided containers for organics and non organics trash so it will educate visitors to be more discipline and organize with their trash
Written 6 April 2023
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richiekohler
Sentosa Island, Singapore23 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
it's been the umpteenth time I've spent summer vacation in Indonesia, the island of Java has always been my favorite place when on vacation, and Java Private Tour has always been my best friend during my trip and organizes all my holiday needs, and if I stop by for a tour in Bandung, West Java I definitely always visit Ciwidey with Java Private Tour, one of my favorite places is the white crater, in my opinion, who is also a hobbyist with photography, the white crater will never end to be explored from various angles. this year this place is even better in terms of infrastructure, and the connecting bridge in the middle of the crater adds to the exotic appearance of this crater. thank you white crater for its natural charm, and thank you Java Private Tour for introducing this white crater area to me when I first visited Bandung in 2008, and since then always accompany me and my family on adventures exploring various sides of the island of Java.
Written 2 November 2022
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Subren
44 contributions
Oct 2022
Took about 1.5hrs to this place from the city, road to go here was okay until we get to the kawah putih entrance then the road were so bad with holes almost everywhere, best to bring SUV here or took the buggy from the area to go up.

The place, scenery and weather were awesome, however really let down by couple of things:
1. many locals (who offer photograph service) that were smoking and spit just about everywhere (although there was a no smoking sign).
2. although signs say parking & toilet are free, there are still people who ask for money, really annoying.

To be able to walk on the bridge to the center of the crater, you will need to pay extra. For older people they can go up on the view point, it has less steps rather than going down to the crater.

Sadly, no coffee shop/ small restaurant for enjoying the great scenery and weather & not much else to do other than taking pictures, after that long drive to this place.

Was it worth the trip? in short we have to say No.
Written 6 October 2022
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Angelaguilar76
Monterrey, Mexico142 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
I didn’t know Indonesia will have something like this, it is amazing. The ride is using some vans, then you have to walk some meters to go to the Volcano, once you are there, it is really beautiful, and cool weather, around 18-22 degrees Celsius. I really spend a great time.
Written 18 September 2022
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Ira A
30 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Visiting white crater on weekday in the afternoon, the crowd is not too much. Visit only less than one hour, because i have to reach ranca upas asap. Not much to do here, I only take picture because the scenery is amazing.

Comparing to my last visit 10 years ago, this place is now becoming well organized. The path is well maintained, has stairs with patio. No need to be scared to walk to reach the crater. Kids can also join, dont be afraid they will slip. The management provides a bridge for sightseeing for senior citizen who are not able to go down to the crater.

There are some photographer who can help you to take nice pic. You can ask them to send the photos to your phone for rp 10,000/each pic or being printed for 20,000/each pic. Just bargain.
Note : the ticket is quite expensive if you want to park your car closest to white crater. Or simply park your car close to ticketing area and get angkot to the crater.
Written 23 January 2022
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