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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Kawah Burung, The Hidden Crater in Pangalengan

kawah burung pangalengan
Foto by Fariz

Kawah Burung, The Hidden Crater in Pangalengan

For a long time traveling to Pangalengan, finally this year I took the time to see the Kawah Burung. This crater is not as famous as White Crater in Ciwidey and Kawah Ratu in Tangkuban Parahu Mountain. Its location is far from the city of Bandung as well and must walk on the slopes of Mount Windu which is in the Cibolang area. Mount Windu is one of the hot springs that flow into the Cibolang Hot Spring Tourism. Well, because the location of Cibolang to Kawah Burung is not far, this time I had to take the time to see how and what it looks like.


kawah burung pangalengan
Foto by Fariz

In the first time I thought that the Kawah Burun is like a crater in general that makes a basin due to mountain eruption. But there is something different from the Bird Crater, which is its cliff-like characteristics but is filled with sulfur and smoke from the center of the crater, which indicates that the crater is still active. Because it is very fragile due to the contour of sulfur mixed soil while in the Crater Bird must pay attention to safety.

kawah burung pangalengan
Foto by Fariz

This Kawah Burung is really like being isolated by the forest and requires us to really enter the forest. But fortunately there are pathway even though sometimes the pathway is covered by tree roots and fallen tree trunks cover the path. Fortunately the trip to the Bird Crater is done during the dry season so it will be easier to get to the crater because it is not slippery and muddy. Besides that, the view from the top of the crater is also very beautiful because we can see the scenery around Cibolang which is filled with tea plantations.

Foto by Fariz

The way to the Kawah Burung is actually not difficult, from the center of Pangalengan City from Bandung there is a T-junction that leads to Situ Cileunca and Cibolang. Now take the path to Cibolang. Follow the road to get to Cibolang Hot Spring, because the only nearest road to get to Kawah Burung is to enter the Cibolang hot spring area. Maybe it would be better if you go to the Bird's Crater and try to warm the hot water in Cibolang, because it's too bad if only to go to the Bird's Crater. From Cibolang tourist sites you need to hike by the foot of the mountain to get to the Kawah Burung. The distance is not so far around 750 meters from the tourist site with a travel time to hike about approximately 30 minutes then you can get to the Crater of the Bird. There are still many hidden treasures that may not have been touched by humans around Pangalengan, one of them is Kawah Burung. Indeed Pangalengan is one of the most beautiful locations in the south of Bandung.


There are still many hidden treasures that may not have been touched by humans around Pangalengan, one of them is Kawah Burung. Indeed Pangalengan is one of the most beautiful locations in the south of Bandung.

Tips How to the Kawah Burung


1. Take a trip to Cibolang Hot Spring and enter the tourist parking area. I think to go to the crater would be better if while visiting the hot spring area.

2. Wear clothes that make movement more freely. Because hiking to the crater is pretty much through a steep area.

3. No need to rush because the trip during the climb is very beautiful.

4. Pay attention to the steps so you don't trip over the tree roots.

5. Prepare power before heading to the crater.

2 comments:

  1. Asik menemukan tempat wisata baru atau tempat-tempat yang belum banyak dieksplore orang.. sesusah apapun perjalanannya tetep worthed untuk dijalani..

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    1. Iya nih enaknya kalau ke Kawah Burung,setelah lelah hiking bisa langsung berendam di pemandian air panas Cibolang. Karena untuk masuk ke Kawah Burung otomatis masuk ke area pemandiannya....

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