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Kawah Candradimuka

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Kawah Candradimuka is a great little crater at the end of a treacherous road 7.

Photo of Kawah Candradimuka

7 kilometres from the main Dieng intersection and 4.1 kilometres further on from the Kawah Sileri turn off.

Inside the crater are two boiling pits of water with the biggest pit boiling so vigorously that it ejects hot water about a metre into the air. It’s pretty interesting stuff.

The journey from the main road to the crater should be undertaken on foot due to the terrible condition of the road, but cars and bikes can make it to the top, albeit very slowly and at the expense of shock absorbers, a sore bum and a real risk of damage to the vehicle. From the main road it is a kilometre to the crater.

If you’re in the area visiting Kawah Candradimuka anyway and you have a spare 10 minutes, you can have some fun by paying a local man for a handful of rocks which he will urge you to throw into the pond at Sumur Jalatunda – the aim being to hit the opposite wall of the crater. Other than that, it’s a fairly boring attraction.

The entrance to Sumur Jalatunda is a mere 400 metres to the west of the Kawah Candradimuka turnoff.


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