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Kawah Putih

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Kawah Putih is a staggeringly beautiful and somewhat eerie mist-shrouded, highly acidic lake which fills a vast dormant volcanic crater cradled in the highlands around 50 kilometres south of central Bandung near the resort town of Ciwidey.

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Despite the literal name of “White Crater” the sulphuric waters glow with an almost iridescent milky turquoise colour graduating to sulphuric yellow at the lakes edge with white finally creeping into the surrounding cliffs. The smell of sulphur permeates and wisps of smoke rise from the lake. The contrast of blackened naked trees eking out a living in this stark unforgiving landscape adds to the unearthly ambience (we appreciate why some locals consider this place haunted), only to be broken by hordes of selfie-stick-wielding ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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