#TRIPOFWONDERS: 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


There's so much more to Indonesia than just Bali guys!
(I'M NOT SAYING IT ISN'T AWESOME BUT THERE'S SO MUCH ELSE TO SEE IN INDONESIA!)

Home to over 17,000 islands and also Southeast Asia's biggest country, the landscape is diverse and full of wonderful surprises!
During my 2 week trek across the archipelago, I was able to visit Jakarta, Lombok, Bandung, Gili, Makassar and several others but my favorite destination remains to be Java and its magnificent collection of volcanoes!

While there, I was able to visit Mt. Ijen (read more about it here) and Mount Patuha's Kawah Putih - a tourist friendly sulfur lake because it doesn't require a tedious hike! Anyone can visit and enjoy the beauty of of it's fairy tale-like surroundings.

More after the jump!

KAWAH PUTIH ADVENTURES

HOW TO GET THERE


Kawah Putih is located 2 hours away from the center of Bandung and can be reached via public transportion from Terminal Kebun Kelapa as well as Leuwi Panjang in Bandung. Head first to Ciwidey then proceed using local transportation heading for Situ Patenggan.

ciwidey valley resort

I LOVE BANDUNG! The weather is pleasant and cool...around 16 ° to 25 ° celsius while I was there.

It's like a cross between Baguio and San Francisco. 

They even have the same trees I fell in love with while I was visiting Japan:

***WILL WRITE MORE ABOUT BANDUNG AND ITS OUTLET SHOPPING CENTERS IN A LATER POST***

trees in bandung

ENTRANCE AND PARKING FEES


To get to the crater, locals need to pay around $1, tourists, $2.

Parking is $12 if you wish to take your vehicle all the way up to the parking area near the lake.

Or save money and take an Ontang-Anting all the way to the top for just another dollar...It's an adventure in itself, loads of fun and safe too.

kawah putih guide

Once you get there...

☞ HERE'S 10 AWESOME THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH!


how to go to kawah putih

1. RIDE AN "ONTANG-ANTING" FOR JUST $1 AND GO ON A CRAZY RIDE THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN'S ZIG ZAG ROADS!


Ontang-Anting at kawah putih

Make sure to hold on tight and enjoy the scenery!!!

 w(゚o゚)w

Things can get quite bumpy!

kawah putih ride

2. BUY SOME SOUVENIRS...


Purchase some bubbles for great photos at the crater lake!

bubbles for sale kawah putih

Strawberry farming is as popular here as Baguio so there's loads of variations of them to choose from. Real fruit, necklaces, keychains, etc.

No dirty ice cream or strawberry taho to be found here here though.

souvenir vendors kawah putih

You can also get some sulfur stones to take home for just a few pennies.

sulfur stones for sale kawah putih

3. GET HITCHED IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ENCHANTING FOREST!


kawah putih blog

While I was up there, there was a wedding going on. Not sure if you can make it out in the photo below, I didn't want to move in any closer to respect the couples privacy.

Gorgeous place to tie the knot though!


(*♡∀♡)

weddings at kawah putih

4. GET LOST IN THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL, PICK A TRANQUIL SPOT TO REFLECT (AND WRITE OR SKETCH)


how to get to kawah putih

Get away from the crowd and take a quiet walk...

filipina travel blogger

PHOTO BY TINO RENATO

kawah putih outfit

5. HAVE YOUR FILL OF DELICIOUS INDONESIAN STREET FOOD!


For just a few cents, have some Cireng! It's like a chewy version of Kropek!

cireng
PHOTO FROM IAMMAURINA.COM


Or some Risol, like spring rolls with noodles inside (nothing like the vietnamese version), these are a bit more decadent.


Of course there's also many different variations of Indomie to gush about! ♡

risol

Make sure to wash it down with an ice-cold bottle of SOSRO Teh Botol!

***my absolute number 1 favorite thing to have in Indonesia.

sosro teh botol

6. WHILE YOU PEOPLE WATCH FROM THIS TOP DECK FOR A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE SULFUR LAKE AND TOURISTS! 


kawah putih7

things to do in kawah putih

kawah putih 5

7. OR HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GAS MASKS AND BE NINJAS FOR A DAY!!! 


kung fu panda

☆ MAKE GIFS!!! ☆


(*^ω^)八(⌒▽⌒)八(-‿‿- )ヽ

CLICK PLAY! CLICK PLAY! CLICK PLAY!



YES, I AM VERY MATURE LIKE THAT...

<( ̄︶ ̄)>

pokemon go
NINJA PHOTOS BY THEPINAYSOLOBACKPACKER.COM

8. BRING AN OUTFIT CHANGE FOR A GORGEOUS ETHEREAL PHOTO LIKE THIS 


DID YOU KNOW: That for the longest time, locals avoided Kawah Putih and thought the place was hunted because many birds die while traversing the white crater. Of course now we know that that's due to the high levels of sulfur in the area.

enchanted forest at kawah putih

Or just some regular ones, LIKE THIS:

either way, your shots will be profile pic worthy!

what to wear in kawah putih 1

OOTD DETAILS: UNIQLO BLOCTECH RAINCOAT | OXYGEN SWEATER | ZARA BOYFRIEND JEANS | CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLORS | PARFOIS BAG

tino renato 1 kawah putih travel blogger

9. LISTEN TO SOME LIVE TRADITIONAL MUSIC


kawah putih

10. OR MY FAVORITE, SKIP THE LAUNDRY AND DIP YOUR WHITE SNEAKERS INTO THE SULFUR LAKE INSTEAD!  

(⌒_⌒;)

Just kidding! Don't do it. I did it by accident while trying to take a shoefie! I was mortified. Afraid to grow 3 toes! I quickly took my sneakers off and allowed them to dry under the sun for awhile.

Voila! Back to being pristinely white!

(⊙_⊙)

sulfur lake indonesia

Hope you enjoyed reading this!

MORE INDONESIA POSTS HERE

also...

A COUCH POTATO'S GUIDE TO HIKING IJEN CRATER


And last...

WHO WANTS TO WIN AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP FOR 2 TO BALI???

#TRIPOFWONDERS BALI GIVEAWAY!


Good luck and may the force be with yoU!

***IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM, INDONESIA


HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING MY 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH!

1 comment:

Dennis Sy said...

nice blog:)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

#TRIPOFWONDERS: 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH


There's so much more to Indonesia than just Bali guys!
(I'M NOT SAYING IT ISN'T AWESOME BUT THERE'S SO MUCH ELSE TO SEE IN INDONESIA!)

Home to over 17,000 islands and also Southeast Asia's biggest country, the landscape is diverse and full of wonderful surprises!
During my 2 week trek across the archipelago, I was able to visit Jakarta, Lombok, Bandung, Gili, Makassar and several others but my favorite destination remains to be Java and its magnificent collection of volcanoes!

While there, I was able to visit Mt. Ijen (read more about it here) and Mount Patuha's Kawah Putih - a tourist friendly sulfur lake because it doesn't require a tedious hike! Anyone can visit and enjoy the beauty of of it's fairy tale-like surroundings.

More after the jump!

KAWAH PUTIH ADVENTURES

HOW TO GET THERE


Kawah Putih is located 2 hours away from the center of Bandung and can be reached via public transportion from Terminal Kebun Kelapa as well as Leuwi Panjang in Bandung. Head first to Ciwidey then proceed using local transportation heading for Situ Patenggan.

ciwidey valley resort

I LOVE BANDUNG! The weather is pleasant and cool...around 16 ° to 25 ° celsius while I was there.

It's like a cross between Baguio and San Francisco. 

They even have the same trees I fell in love with while I was visiting Japan:

***WILL WRITE MORE ABOUT BANDUNG AND ITS OUTLET SHOPPING CENTERS IN A LATER POST***

trees in bandung

ENTRANCE AND PARKING FEES


To get to the crater, locals need to pay around $1, tourists, $2.

Parking is $12 if you wish to take your vehicle all the way up to the parking area near the lake.

Or save money and take an Ontang-Anting all the way to the top for just another dollar...It's an adventure in itself, loads of fun and safe too.

kawah putih guide

Once you get there...

☞ HERE'S 10 AWESOME THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH!


how to go to kawah putih

1. RIDE AN "ONTANG-ANTING" FOR JUST $1 AND GO ON A CRAZY RIDE THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN'S ZIG ZAG ROADS!


Ontang-Anting at kawah putih

Make sure to hold on tight and enjoy the scenery!!!

 w(゚o゚)w

Things can get quite bumpy!

kawah putih ride

2. BUY SOME SOUVENIRS...


Purchase some bubbles for great photos at the crater lake!

bubbles for sale kawah putih

Strawberry farming is as popular here as Baguio so there's loads of variations of them to choose from. Real fruit, necklaces, keychains, etc.

No dirty ice cream or strawberry taho to be found here here though.

souvenir vendors kawah putih

You can also get some sulfur stones to take home for just a few pennies.

sulfur stones for sale kawah putih

3. GET HITCHED IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS ENCHANTING FOREST!


kawah putih blog

While I was up there, there was a wedding going on. Not sure if you can make it out in the photo below, I didn't want to move in any closer to respect the couples privacy.

Gorgeous place to tie the knot though!


(*♡∀♡)

weddings at kawah putih

4. GET LOST IN THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL, PICK A TRANQUIL SPOT TO REFLECT (AND WRITE OR SKETCH)


how to get to kawah putih

Get away from the crowd and take a quiet walk...

filipina travel blogger

PHOTO BY TINO RENATO

kawah putih outfit

5. HAVE YOUR FILL OF DELICIOUS INDONESIAN STREET FOOD!


For just a few cents, have some Cireng! It's like a chewy version of Kropek!

cireng
PHOTO FROM IAMMAURINA.COM


Or some Risol, like spring rolls with noodles inside (nothing like the vietnamese version), these are a bit more decadent.


Of course there's also many different variations of Indomie to gush about! ♡

risol

Make sure to wash it down with an ice-cold bottle of SOSRO Teh Botol!

***my absolute number 1 favorite thing to have in Indonesia.

sosro teh botol

6. WHILE YOU PEOPLE WATCH FROM THIS TOP DECK FOR A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE SULFUR LAKE AND TOURISTS! 


kawah putih7

things to do in kawah putih

kawah putih 5

7. OR HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GAS MASKS AND BE NINJAS FOR A DAY!!! 


kung fu panda

☆ MAKE GIFS!!! ☆


(*^ω^)八(⌒▽⌒)八(-‿‿- )ヽ

CLICK PLAY! CLICK PLAY! CLICK PLAY!



YES, I AM VERY MATURE LIKE THAT...

<( ̄︶ ̄)>

pokemon go
NINJA PHOTOS BY THEPINAYSOLOBACKPACKER.COM

8. BRING AN OUTFIT CHANGE FOR A GORGEOUS ETHEREAL PHOTO LIKE THIS 


DID YOU KNOW: That for the longest time, locals avoided Kawah Putih and thought the place was hunted because many birds die while traversing the white crater. Of course now we know that that's due to the high levels of sulfur in the area.

enchanted forest at kawah putih

Or just some regular ones, LIKE THIS:

either way, your shots will be profile pic worthy!

what to wear in kawah putih 1

OOTD DETAILS: UNIQLO BLOCTECH RAINCOAT | OXYGEN SWEATER | ZARA BOYFRIEND JEANS | CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLORS | PARFOIS BAG

tino renato 1 kawah putih travel blogger

9. LISTEN TO SOME LIVE TRADITIONAL MUSIC


kawah putih

10. OR MY FAVORITE, SKIP THE LAUNDRY AND DIP YOUR WHITE SNEAKERS INTO THE SULFUR LAKE INSTEAD!  

(⌒_⌒;)

Just kidding! Don't do it. I did it by accident while trying to take a shoefie! I was mortified. Afraid to grow 3 toes! I quickly took my sneakers off and allowed them to dry under the sun for awhile.

Voila! Back to being pristinely white!

(⊙_⊙)

sulfur lake indonesia

Hope you enjoyed reading this!

MORE INDONESIA POSTS HERE

also...

A COUCH POTATO'S GUIDE TO HIKING IJEN CRATER


And last...

WHO WANTS TO WIN AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP FOR 2 TO BALI???

#TRIPOFWONDERS BALI GIVEAWAY!


Good luck and may the force be with yoU!

***IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM, INDONESIA


HOPE YOU ENJOYED READING MY 10 THINGS TO DO AT KAWAH PUTIH!

1 comment:

Dennis Sy said...

nice blog:)