The Extraordinary of Kawah Putih Bandung Indonesia

The Extraordinary of Kawah Putih Bandung Indonesia


Kawah Putih Bandung
The Scenery is so Beautiful in Kawah Putih Bandung

Kawah Putih Bandung (White Crater), including one of the popular tourist spots in Bandung that you must visit. Here, you'll find a view of the Crater Lake that contains sulfur, making them have very attractive shades to be immortalized through the camera.

Kawah Putih is the most famous tourist attraction in Bandung. Kawah Putih is located in Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java, more or less 50 kilometers south of the downtown of Bandung. Because of its location in Ciwidey, it is often called by the name Kawah Putih Ciwidey. Kawah Putih is a lake fashioned by using the eruption of Mount Patuha. Real to its name, the area in this spot is white because of mixing the elemental sulfur.

Kawah Putih (White Crater) is located in a mountainous region have a height of over 2.400 meters above ocean level. With the elevation, the temperature in the Kawah Putih Bandung is approximately 9 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius.

The History of Kawah Putih Bandung


The tale of the history of the White crater started out in the 10th century in which there has been a wonderful explosion via Patuha. After this eruption, there are lots of people expect that this region is a haunted region for every bird flew past the area will die. After some time, belief in haunted this location began to fade, until eventually in 1837 there has been a German botanist came to the location to behavior studies.

A researcher named Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn are very inquisitive about the desolate mountain place which isn't even a fowl flying over it so he went to the village to look for records. At that time, all of the facts he got was cited that the region haunted and inhabited with the aid of spirits.

For Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, the local community statement became not reasonable. due to the fact he did no longer agree with those tales, he went into the jungle to find out what is in there. Lengthy story quick, subsequently Dr. Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn effectively reached the summit of the mountain, and from the pinnacle, he saw there was a stunning white lake with a pungent odor of sulfur.

Seeing that then, the life of Kawah Putih Ciwidey became popular and started from 1987, the government advanced this vicinity as a vacationer spot that offers a completely unique experience of seeing the lake which could alternate coloration.


Kawah Putih on the Slopes of Mount Patuha

Things to do in Kawah Putih


What do to in Kawah Putih? You can perform the following activities:


Enjoying of Hot Spring in Kawah Putih


In Kawah Putih area there are three hot springs: Patuha, Cimanggu, and Walini. Each hot spring has its own feature. And in Walini hot spring there are some swimming pools complete with hot water firstly from the mountain. There are a variety of benefits you may get from the recent spring. First, the water carries precise mineral which is ideal for your pores and skin, then the new water additionally helps to enjoyable your muscle. Playing hot spring is a must to do in Kawah Putih.

Exploring the Tea Plantation


After you have enjoyed the hot spring, you can proceed with your experience by exploring the tea plantation, you simply stroll around taking after the little way of the tea estate or seeing the general population culling the tea take off.

Take a Photo


That is the most popular activity in Kawah Putih. In reality, kawah putih is a fantastic sulphuric lake. So it has beautiful surroundings view with foggy slope, and green water. So, the primary element to do and seem in your thoughts is to take a photo of it. This sulphuric lake that encompassing by evergreen scene ought to be recorded by camera or video and this is an excellent spot.
The splendor of Kawah Putih additionally makes it a favorite location for people who enjoy images. This region has been referred to as one of the preferred website for photographic consultation, inclusive of pre-wedding. There also are expert photographers that traveling Kawah Putih, in particular, hunting for this spectacular scenery.


Thick Fog in Kawah Putih Bandung
Thick fog in Kawah Putih Bandung

Kawah Putih Accommodation


Within a radius of 1 kilometer to 10 kilometers from Kawah Putih in Ciwidey, there are many accommodation options, from hotels, villas, up to the resort and guest house. To get lodging, maybe you should make bookings in advance to get an empty room, especially during the holiday season. You can contact the hotel directly or search online at Kawah Putih Bandung.

Kawah Putih Entrance Fee


Kawah Putih Bandung also included one of the tourist attractions in Bandung, which is quite cheap. The admission price of the Kawah Putih Bandung on weekdays and weekends is Rp. 18.000 ($2)/person. The ticket is valid for all domestic travelers. As for foreign tourists tariff is Rp 50.000 ($5)/person.

Travel Transportation Rates (Ontang Anting)


The fare is Rp 15.000 ($2)/person for the round trip and the car will escort any visitor of the gate (which was parked in the parking lot below) to the location of the crater. The term Ontang Anting taken from Sundanese language that means fro. The most extreme limit for 1 Ontang Anting is 12 individuals, but do not worry if you do not get a place because there are many Ontang Anting operating in the area.
Kawah Putih Bandung tourist attractions are open daily from 7 am until 5 pm.


Kawah Putih Bandung from Google Map
Kawah Putih Bandung from Google Map

How to get Kawah Putih Bandung


The trip to Kawah Putih from Jakarta using private vehicles, you just need to utilize the highway paths Cipularang and way out through the highway stall of Kopo. From that point, you need to go to Soreang and drive toward the south Ciwidey.

On the off chance that you utilize open transportation, you can ride open transportation from the transport station of Leuwi Panjang making a beeline for the Ciwidey transport station. From the Ciwidey transport station, you can utilize open transportation to the Situ Patenggang and down before the doors of Kawah Putih Bandung.

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi


Labengki Island is located in the village Labengki, District Lasolo, North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, or about 70 km from the capital city of Kendari. The island consists of several large coral islands and small coral islands so that the island is divided into Pulau Labengki Besar and Pulau Labengki Kecil. Labengki name itself comes from the local language Tolaki "laabenggi" which means an urn because the Labengki Island has a shape resembling an urn when you see from a distance.
Labengki Island Sulawesi
Labengki Island is so Fascinating (source flikr.com)

Things to do in Labengki Island Sulawesi


On The Labengki Island, you can also enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs are extremely charming and fascinating. There are many rows of coral that grow naturally surrounding the Labengki Sulawesi. Moreover, on this island, tourists can go climbing hills on small islands, swim, and enjoy the white sand, to get around the island.

Labengki Island offers an exotic charm, calm waters, clear, rocky hills surrounded by green forest and orchids. Biodiversity under the sea is very diverse. There are many beaches with white sand spread in every area of the Labengki Island. The island with clear water and colorful coral overlay makes the Labengki Island hidden paradise for lovers of diving, snorkeling, fishing, climbers and orchid lovers.

In the area of this island, you can also do fishing activities. This type of fish in the region is very varied, you can get Grouper, Barracuda, Yellow Fin Tuna and Red Snapper fish that you can immediately enjoy the results.

For those of you who have a hobby of enjoying the underwater beauty, on the Labengki Island, there are several diving spots. Besides being able to dive on the island, you can do snorkeling activity. The underwater scenery is very charming and unspoiled, crystal clear sea water turquoise, the waves are calm and beautiful beaches is a paradise with white sand is clean and soft makes Labengki Island as a favorite holiday destination for you to visit.

Besides the charm of nature nautical, Labengki island is also a center of marine research, conservation, and rehabilitation of various species of giant clams or mussels ( Tridacna ) which is the only population of giant clams in the world.The habitat labengki clams also keep unique underwater treasures. In this island of rare and protected animals living on the sidelines of the reef and can be found at a depth of 20 meters. The size of clams in this area could reach 50 centimeters, which is the second largest species of giant clam in the world so this region serves as a breeding species of giant clams in the world.
The Magnificent Labengki Island
Untouched Paradise (source flikr.com)

Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love)


There is also an interesting place on the Labengk Island, where there are a lot of various cliffs are arranged on a white sand beach on the island. There is also a landscape that is very popular on the Labengki Island.The landscape was named Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). 

Because in this bay is very unique, if seen from the air resembles a picture of the heart or love. Therefore, many people who call this place as the Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). This love bay you can snorkel or we can also enjoy the charm of the underwater world with accompanied with various types of fish in it. Even the Teluk Cinta became one of the favorite photo spots for tourists visiting the Labengki Island.

Labengki Island Accommodation


In this island has not provided facilities such as hotels, inns or restaurants. We recommend that you prepare some food and drink for at this tourist spot. Meanwhile, if you want to stay, you can set up a tent in the area around the island. Or you can find lodgings around the center of the city of Kendari.

At this time Kima Marine Wildlife Conservation Tolitoli being pioneered as a Labengki Island Underwater Adventure Destinations. They provide travel packages that include transportation of Tolitoli towards Labengki, diving and snorkeling equipment, guide services, food, and beverage as well as lodging in a modest cottage.
Labengki Island Cottage
Labengki Island Cottage (source flikr.com)

How to get to Labengki Island Sulawesi


Labengki Island is about 70 km from the city of Kendari. From downtown, you can go directly to the Port of Kendari. Most of the ships or boats in the harbor are not available for 24 hours and the boats do not operate daily. From the port, you can rent a boat or a boat to get to the island Labengki. The rent rates vary depending on your agreement with the driver and takes about four to five hours of travel, depending on the weather.

Labengki Island can also be accessed from the port districts Sawa (North Konawe), and this is one of the best paths for visitors can be profitable with time efficiency. From Sawa to Labengki Island can be taken for 1-2 hours.

Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia

Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia


Breathtaking Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi
Stunning Curug Cikaso

Curug Cikaso Location


Curug Cikaso (Cikaso Waterfall) isn't really a new nature tourist destination in Sukabumi. An isolated waterfall is already being targeted tourists, including those visiting Ujung Genteng, because the location is not too far away. Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso is located in the village of Cibitung, Surade subdistrict, Sukabumi, West Java. And the distance is about 8 Kilometers from the District Surade.

The Beauty of Nature Tourism Curug Cikaso


Curug Cikaso artifacts three waterfalls are close together in one location with the water being so cold and the water was colored bluish-green and surrounded by shady trees make this waterfall looks very impressive and the main attraction for tourists to visit natural attractions this one, in particular, you .

In Cikaso Curug, you can feel the tranquility in a visit in this area, because the atmosphere in this area is still very natural, plus another with sound in an audible Curug original. Made us feel at one with nature. In addition, we can also swim in the pool but it needs to be oversight of the pool attendants because of Cikaso waterfall pools deep enough and has a depth of about 15 meters.
Cikaso Waterfalls
Curug Asepan and Curung Meong

Cikaso Waterfall has three waterfalls up to 80 meters high, with a width of approximately 100 meters. Three waterfalls are originating from the river where the current is split by rock cliffs, so it is divided into three waterfalls. Each waterfall also has its own name. The leftmost waterfall called Curug Asepan , Curug Meong  in the middle , and the far right is called Curug Aki .

Curug Meong and Curug Asepan have a waterfall that is quite large and heavy. Both are also co-existed on the same side of the cliff, So that from a distance you could only see two of this waterfall, while the rightmost Curug Aki has a relatively small waterfall. Curuk Aki also flows on the cliff overlooking the East, and apart from two other waterfalls, so that Curug Aki will look hidden if you look at the West.

Curug Cikaso History


Curug Cikaso which in Indonesian means Cikaso waterfall also known as Curug Luhur this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls located in West Java. The waterfall is located in the southern district of Sukabumi, in the surrounding community better known by the name of Curug Cikaso. Because the flow of water contained in Curug Cikaso comes from tributaries Cikaso.

How to get Curug Cikaso


To achieve Cikaso Falls waterfall is quite difficult because it is hidden in the forest area of Sukabumi . From the center of the city of Sukabumi , Cikaso waterfall is about 70 Kilometers by private vehicle , you can reach the Cikaso waterfall about 1.5 hours . You have to cross the area of population and rice fields. For those of you who are adventurous, Curug Cikaso is a perfect tourist destination.

If you start the trip from Jakarta, you will find a T-junction Surade when entering the area of Sukabumi. From here, Curug Cikaso is just about 12 kilometers and many guides that direct you to it, so you're less likely to get lost. For those who come by public transport not to worry, from this T-junction, there are many Ojek services (motorbike escorted is very famous in Indonesia) that will take you to a waterfall that was already famous.

When you arrive at the entrance to Curug Cikaso, there are two alternatives that you can choose before actually arriving at the waterfall, by foot or rent a boat across the river Cikaso. Both have their respective sensations that if you miss.

If you're the type of traveler who had the spirit of high adventure, please choose walking to Curug Cikaso, because you will pass through an area resident, hills, and rice paddies and through some stairs to arrive at the location of the waterfall. The Green scenery along the way will refresh the eyes, so the walk for approximately 15 minutes with a fairly difficult terrain will not be tiring.
Traditional Boats at Curug Cikaso
Traditional Boats ( source from flickr.com )

For the second option, you can rent boats and rafts are sold tour guides on-site parking. The price offered for lease is varied, ranging from Rp 80.000 to Rp 120.000 per boat with a capacity of up to 10 people. Only by paying the fare, you'll get an amazing view, not only of the hills that passed along the journey across the river upstream Cikaso, the sensation of bobbing in the raft traditionally also give a different experience.

Entrance Fee of Curug Cikaso


The ticket price for admission to an area of the Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso West Java is pretty cheap, which is around Rp 3.000 per person.
                                                                                                                                          
The Best Tourist Attractions in Makassar

The Best Tourist Attractions in Makassar


Makassar is one of the largest cities in South Sulawesi. Formerly, Makassar named Ujung Pandang. Makassar is located on the Coast of Sulawesi Island and making this the city that is famous for its beaches, namely Losari Beach. But not only Losari Beach is tourist attractions in Makassar, there are also other interesting places that you must visit when you are in Makassar. Below is a list of tourist attractions in Makassar travelers who frequently visit.

Losari Beach


Losari Beach is an icon of the city of Makassar. The scenery is very beautiful sunsets can make the tourists interested in visiting. Additionally, you can also fish, sail by boat and banana boat rides that exist here. Access to here is very easy, from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport and then headed to the beach is by using public transport or private vehicles.
Losari Beach
Losari Beach

Trans Studio Makassar


Trans Studio Makassar is one of the largest tourist attractions in Indonesia and also in the world. Trans Studio Makassar is also the most interesting sights in Sulawesi. An amusement park located in Jalan HM Dg. Patomo, Metro Tanjung Bunga, and Makassar has a wide variety of rides with different themes, namely Studio Central, Lost City, Cartoon City and also Magic Corner.
Trans Studio Makassar
Trans Studio Makassar

Tanjung Bira


The next tourist attraction in Makassar is Tanjung Bira. The beauty of Tanjung Bira is not only known by domestic tourists in Makassar but foreign tourists also frequent sights on this one. To get to Tanjung Bira, you have to travel a distance of about 200 km from the city of Makassar. However, the distance will be paid off with spectacular scenery. The sand is soft and the water is clear blue is the main attraction of this beach. Facilities those are here already quite complete, such as lodging, restaurants and also the bathroom.
Tanjung Bira Makassar
Tanjung Bira

Hot Spring Lejja


A tourist attraction in Makassar next is a Hot Spring Lejja. The Hot Spring is located in protected forest areas in the district Marioriawa, Soppeng Regency has a Lovely view and the cool air. In the sights of the Airport has five swimming baths with temperature sizes and different depths. The sulfur content in hot water is believed to cure various skin diseases and bone.
Hot Spring Lejja Makassar
Lejja Soppeng (source flickr.com)

Tempe Lake


Tempe Lake is a freshwater lake fish producer in the world. The Tempe lake is located in the western part of Wajo there are many floating house owned by fishermen. Not only that, each dated August 23, at Tempe Lake will be held an annual ritual to purify the lake. The ritual is called Maccera Tappareng. On Tempe Lake also there will be many arts and cultural performances and various competitions.
Tempe Lake Makassar
Tempe Lake (source flickr.com)

Samalona Island


Samalona Island can be reached in approximately 45 minutes by boat from the dock Fort Rotterdam. On the Samalona Island, you can enjoy the natural beauty ranging from white sand and crystal clear water. Samalona Island is a wonderful place to do snorkeling and diving activities. Samalona on the island there is also several facilities, such as toilets, rooms, food stalls, and even lodging.
Samalona Island Makassar
Samalona Island (source flickr.com)

Malino Highland


Malino is located at an altitude of 1.050 meters above sea level, making these places become a favorite tourist spot in many each circle. If you are interested in visiting Malino, do not forget to bring a jacket and thick clothing, because the air temperature in Malino is ranged between 10 to 26 degrees Celsius. To get here you have to travel about 90 km from the city center.  During the trip, you will not get bored because it will pass through limestone scenery and a beautiful pine forest. In this plateau, there are several other interesting places, like Takapala Waterfall, Seribu Tangga Waterfall, tea garden, blue valleys and much more.
Takapala Waterfall Malino
Takapala Waterfall (source flickr.com)

Taka Bonerate National Park


For those of you who loved snorkeling and diving, Taka Bonerate National Park is the best tourist attractions that you must visit. When diving here, you will be accompanied by hundreds of species of fish, turtles and sea turtles. Not only that, you will also be spoiled with beautiful coral reefs in Taka Bonerate National Park. The best time to visit the Taka Bonerate National Park is between April and May. To be able to dive here, you must obtain prior permission from the National Park Rangers.
Taka Bonerate National Park
Taka Bonerate National Park  (source flickr.com)

Gedong Songo Temple Java

Gedong Songo Temple Java


Candi Gedong Songo (Gedong Songo Temple) is one of the attractions located in the Darun village, precisely the village temple Bandungan District of Semarang regency, Central Java province. The reason is called the Gedong Songo Temple is a term of the Java language that means a building or temple of nine.
Gedong Songo Temple
Gedong Songo Temple

Gedong Songo Temple has a strategic location, precisely at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mount Ungaran Semarang. The tourists from different corners easily able to access the sites, enjoy and feel the scenery and amenities provided in the tourist area around Gedong Songo Temple so that the visitors were satisfied and reluctant to leave Gedong Songo Temple tours.

Besides the natural beauty, the cool air with the breeze can be enjoyed by tourists in the Gedong Songo Temple building for about 19 ° up to 27 ° Celsius from the existing situation capable of making the soul of visitors to be quiet, peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable.
Gedong Songo Temple has a different layout from one temple to another temple. To get to the temples are the visitors can travel by foot, can also be reached by riding horses, both can be done while enjoying the atmosphere of outstanding natural beauty of the exquisite.

History of Gedong Songo Temple


Historians explain the results of research that Candi Gedong Songo is a heritage building of the Hindus In 1740 AD, the temples were discovered by Sir Thomas Raffels. Gedong which consists of nine buildings of the temple was previously found only amounted to seven so-called the Java language is Gedong Pitu temple.



The mention of the name of Gedong Pitu has long been known and lasted a little over a thousand years. In 1908-1911, Van Stein Callenfels is an archaeologist who came from Holland doing research around Gedong Pitu. Three years in his research he finally discovered two more temples located around the temple pitu. The addition of two Gedong (temples), combined with the seven temples discovered by Raffels making the total to nine and officially named Gedong Songo temple until today.

The temple building one with the other temples located in Gedong Songo temple tourist spot has a distance that is not too far so that the tourists easily cover and surround the nine temples. Each temple of Gedong Songo temple has a history, as well as the uniqueness of different shapes.

Gedong Songo Accommodation


In the area around the temple, there are a campground facilities and thermal baths. There is a horse transport service that you can use to go to the location of the temple or to the location of the thermal baths for a fee of course. Some lodgings and food stalls also can get around the temple area.
Gedong Songo II Temple
Gedong Songo II Temple

How to get to Gedong Songo Temple


To reach the tourist attractions Gedong Songo can through various channels both from Semarang, Solo, and Jogjakarta.

From Semarang you can walk on track towards Solo or Yogyakarta, on the way you will find a gas station Lemah Abang in front of which the T-junction and then turn right to take the path to Bandungan, straight road and will find a T-junction in the second and then take a turn to the left, straight road until you finding a gas station in Palbapang Sumowono and there is T-junction and then take a right again, straight road and you came in the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.

If you are in the town of Jogjakarta and Magelang, take the path to Semarang, after arriving in Ambarawa there is a junction located not far from the tourist attractions Ambarawa. At the T-junction take the path to the left and walk straight until you find Bandungan T-junction, take a left again and go right to find a gas station Sumowono then take the straight road directions to the right and you will see the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.

If you're in the city of Solo to the tourist attractions Gedong Songo temple follows the path to Semarang. After arriving at the terminal Bawen there is the T-junction take the left path to Ambarawa. From Ambarawa there is T-junction take to the right, straight road to the T-junction Bandungan then turn left and continue until you find a gas station Palbapang Sumowono ,there is a T-junction in the road take a right straight then you will come to the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.
Gedong Songo IV Temple
Gedong Songo IV Temple

Entrance Fee Gedong Songo


For local travelers sized adults or children over 5 years of Rp 6.000 on the weekdays and Rp 7.500 on the weekend. As for foreign tourists is Rp 50.000.