Kawah Kamojang

Fantastic geothermal site

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What we say: 4 stars

Kawah Kamojang is the name commonly given to the geothermal region 28 kilometres northwest of Garut used by the Indonesian government as a source of electricity generation and by tourists as a place to picnic.

The main attractions for tourists at Kawah Kamojang are the multiple bubbling lakes, pools and streams as well as a variety of gushing hot streams, high pressure steam vents and hot earth. The entire area is not particularly heavily-touristed and has a pleasant, relaxed feel to it as you walk to the various vantage points to take in remarkable geothermal activity. Although many parts of the area are blocked by a nearby power plant, it doesn't really detract from the spectacle of the geothermal activity.

Near the main carpark, a bunch of warungs serve up pretty standard fare such as noodles and rice as well as packaged foods such as chips.

Entry to Kawah Kamojang is 15,000 rupiah per person plus 1,000/1,500 rupiah per motorbike/car.

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28 northwest of Garut
How to get there: Getting to Kawah Kamojang can be a bit of a hassle without your own transport because angkots don't travel this far. The best option is to either rent a motorbike and ride yourself or rent an ojek for 60,000 rupiah return to Cipanas/Garut. From Garut, travel north along the main road until you reach the turn off to Samarang. From Ciapanas, travel south along the main road until you reach the turn off to Samarang. Travel along the smooth road through Samarang and follow the signs all the way to the geothermal town where residents of the nearby power plant reside. From here, follow the signs to the main tourist area along a potholed road to the main carpark.
Last updated: 23rd September, 2012

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