Welcome to Kawah Putih. Otherwise known as the “white crater”. This is a volcanic crater in Indonesia which is about a 2 hour+ drive from the city of Bandung. The drive up here was quite long due to all the traffic caused by the national holiday. But I have to say, that once I got up there, it made the long drive totally worth it.
This lake is located on Mount Patuha, one of Indonesia’s volcanoes. And yes, the color of the sand and the water really are like that. The colors are due to the concentration of sulfur in the area. I’m told that the water even changes to different colors depending on the temperature and the sand has become whitish because of the vapors.