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Situated in West Java and approximately 30km southwest of Bandung city, Ciwidey is a popular destination just on the outskirt of Bandung. Some of the more popular Ciwidey attractions and places to visit include tea plantations, strawberry farms, and of course Patenggang Lake and White Crater (Kawah Putih) Lake.
What to see in Ciwidey
Patenggang Lake (Situ Patenggang) is a lake situated in Ciwidey, Bandung. It’s not only mesmerizing but also mythical, with many legends enveloping it. Right next to the lake, there are acres of tea plantation that gives it the gorgeous green backdrop.
When you’re there, be sure to take a boat and immerse yourself in the beauty of the lake and the nature all around it. Catch heart-shaped Romance Island (Pulau Asmara) that’s right in the middle of the lake. Legend has it that two lovers who were once lost, eventually found each other right on this little island, hence its name.
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White Crater Lake (Kawah Putih)
White Crater (Kawah Putih) is a popular tourist attraction in the West Java province. It’s a volcanic crater lake that’s located in the Ciwidey area, 50km south of Bandung city. Depending on the volatile traffic conditions, it could take you anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours to travel here from central Bandung.
Kawah Putih crater lake is dormant and safe as it has had no prominent activity since the 1600. Due to its elevation of 2.4 km above the sea level, the climate surrounding this area is even cooler than Bandung, hovering at around 10 degrees Celsius all year round. The high acidity level of the lake gives it the ‘whitish’-green look.
How to go to Ciwidey
There are a number of ways to take you from Bandung city to Ciwidey.
- Public Transport - Take one of the buses / minibuses from the Leuwi Panjang Bus Terminal in South Bandung to Ciwidey Bus Terminal.
- Taxi - For a slight upgrade, take a standard taxi from Bandung city to Ciwidey. It should take you between 1.5 – 2 hours, subject to traffic and weather conditions.
- Private Vehicle - We’d suggest that you take a private transportation with driver for a more enjoyable journey.
- Private Tour - If you intend to visit other places other than White Crater and Patenggang Lake, consider booking our comprehensive private tour.
You could also visit the other attractions in Lembang (Tangkuban Perahu Volcano, Ciater Hot Spring Maribaya Waterfall), Puncak (Safari Park), and Bandung (Trans Studio, Braga Street, etc.)
We will do everything for you; from planning the itinerary and activities, to your accommodation and meals.