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    visit kawah putih crater

    by ukirsari Updated Jul 8, 2008

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    being here means white crater is the main destination. a fancy but quite small white crater with a turquoise lake and breezy weather.

    avoid weekend and school holiday. if you have chance to visit early morning can be seen the mist rolling out above its lake [it used to be crater from a stratovulcano of mount patuha].

    another additional destinations are:
    - picking strawberry activity in the district of ciwidey
    - ranca upas, another crater rims just like kawah putih but less spectacular in my humble opinion
    - lake situ patenggang with so-so scenery
    - tea plantation. it's nice since there's a tea laboratory so if you are interesting with kind of tea, can get some useful info

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    enjoy the sunset

    by ukirsari Updated Jul 8, 2008

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    surrounded by mountainous range made sunset in bandung can be enjoyed more. since the contour of the hills can create colour gradation as you can see through my picture here. once you get a chance to see bandung in evening from a high elevation, just try it to enjoy. it's cool!

    sunset over southern bandung (c) ukirsari
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    up and up to the hills

    by ukirsari Written Jul 8, 2008

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    the measurement about 'how far' sometimes created ambiguity result. said so close but practically quite far. this happened if we ask to villagers. the definition how to get there is not far. but we find it "far" of "quite far".
    so, for visitors, the distance can be said far from bandung. about 2 hours drive. take the public transport or your own or can be rent a car also.
    enroute as follows: bandung city [entry point bandung] to direction soekarno hatta boulevard, cibaduyut, soreang, ciwidey, pasir jambu, kawah putih.

    if you prefer to go by mass transportation, there's a small semi-open public car to drive you to the top. just hail from the road of pasir jambu and ask if the route is to kawah putih.

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    strawberry stalls in park area of kawah putih: fresh strawberries

    by ukirsari Updated Jul 9, 2008

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    well, actually picking strawberry is a nice recreation for those who likes to feel a farming daily activities once awhile in ciwidey. but don't blame me, whenever i turn into very lazy after light walk to the crater [only 100 m from the entrance gate!!! :D]. i decided to find the strawberries that provided by local sellers.

    here can be found various size of strawberries. from the biggest until smallest. from unripe to ripe. and several already put in a plastic box, so the costumers doesn't need to pick them out from the baskets.

    What to buy: fresh strawberries in the parking area of kawah putih.

    What to pay: you can practice your ability to do bargain. it's fun :) 2 big boxes of strawberries cost idr 20,000 or about usd2.5

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    a cool turquoise lake by the crater

    by ukirsari Updated Jul 8, 2008

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    Fondest memory: where else of the destination that jakartans can have within 2 - 3 hours drive? bandung is the most popular answer compared other cities nearby jakarta. not as close as bogor [for safari zoo and botanical garden] but not too far just like other cities in west java.

    and must admit, bandung becomes 'overload' in the weekend. hotels and hostels are hard to be found and will be double difficulties whenever school holiday has came. and hectic traffic jam can be created easily. especially along the main streets with cafes, restaurants and factory outlets [f.o] and distribution outlets [distro] which always booming and add up in bandung. fine dining, having meals and shopping are the normal perspective for those who decided to visit this capital city of west java.

    to avoid all of these madness, there are several options can be tried. to lembang for rain forest and old dutch cave or further away to the ciwidey district. okay, it's touristy. but fresh air and nice scenery can be taken as something rewarding after spend about 2 hours more to reach the white crater :)

    people said, if not bring your family here, this place also popular for pre-wedding shots. but i am not find them as mandatory :) hunting pictures can be done here without any human object. or in other words for the nature itself.

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