For those who love thrills, they can climb the mountain. However, if you like to play in the water, most people will usually go on vacation to the beach.
For those who want to play in the water while enjoying nature, there are alternative beaches you can go to, which are waterfalls. Indonesia has many waterfalls that are not only cool but also have majestic natural scenery.
To add to your nature exploration experience, here are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia that you must visit:
1. Madakaripura Falls, Probolinggo
Towering 620 meters above sea level, Madakaripura Falls holds the title of tallest waterfall on the island of Java.
The location is still within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area, exactly in Sapih Village, Lumbang District, Probolinggo.
To be able to see the beauty of Madakaripura waterfall, one has to pay an entrance ticket of 5,000 IDR and go through a rather steep and slippery road. After a rather difficult journey, you will be greeted by beautiful landscapes.
Madakaripura Falls is shaped like a small waterfall (small waterfall) surrounded by a range of hills. That said, Madakaripura waterfall was the final meditation spot of Patih Gajah Mada of the Majapahit Kingdom in the past.
2. Banyumala Waterfall, Bali
Bali is not only famous for its beautiful beaches, but who would have thought that this Island of the Gods also has a waterfall that offers a beautiful panorama?
Named Banyumala Waterfall, it is located at the bottom of a valley with three sides of waterfalls. The largest waterfall is located in the middle. The rushing water will form a natural pool with water that is so clear and fresh.
3. Sipiso-piso Waterfall, North Sumatra
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Not far from Lake Toba, precisely in Tongging Village, Merek District, Karo Regency, you can find Sipiso-piso Waterfall.
This waterfall, which is already famous both domestically and internationally, is located in the hills at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level and is surrounded by pine forests.
In addition, the waterfall itself has a height of about 120 meters. Can you imagine the view?
From Medan, you can take a bus to Kabanjahe which takes about 2 hours. After arriving in Kabanjahe, continue your journey by bus to Lake Toba.
To reach Sipiso-piso Waterfall, you have to pass through a staircase path for about 1 hour. Your effort to reach the most beautiful waterfall in Indonesia will not be in vain after you see the natural scenery presented.
4. Sri Gethuk Waterfall, Yogyakarta
Located on the banks of the Oyo River, Sri Gethuk Waterfall originates from three springs named Kedung Poh, Ngandong, and Ngumbul.
The three springs flow through karst cliffs and form a natural pool at the base of the waterfall. Here, you can swim or just play in the water while enjoying the freshness of the water.
Local people believe that Sri Gethuk Waterfall is the storage place of kethuk, one of the gamelan instruments, belonging to Jin Anggo Meduro. Allegedly, at certain times, you can hear the sound of gamelan coming from the direction of the waterfall.
Instead of being curious, you can directly come to Sri Gethuk Waterfall in Menggoran Hamlet, Bleberan Village, Playen District, Gunungkidul Regency.
5. Benang Kelambu Waterfall, Lombok
Lombok is known for the grandeur of Mount Rinjani. But hiking is not the only way to enjoy the beauty of the mountain.
At the foot of Mount Rinjani, precisely in Pemotoh Hamlet, Air Berik Village, North Batukliang District, you will find the Benang Kelambu Waterfall, which looks beautiful with lush gambung trees.
Interestingly, the waterfall comes out from between the gambung trees in six points of water.
The water looks very thin and soft like a mosquito net. Even the sound of the falling water is not too loud. That's why it's called Benang Kelambu Waterfall.
The flowing water will form a natural pool. Local people believe that bathing in Benang Kelambu Waterfall can make you look youthful.
6. Rainbow Coban Waterfall, Malang
As the name suggests, the Rainbow Coban Waterfall offers a view of rainbows around the waterfall. To witness it directly, it is best to come here around 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
During this time, the high position of the sun will reflect its light on the water around the waterfall, making it appear colorful like a rainbow.
Rainbow Coban Waterfall is still part of the Bromo National Park area, precisely in Gubugklakah Village, Poncokusumo, Malang.
From the center of Malang City, the distance to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia is about 32 km. Upon arriving at the location, you must walk 1 km to reach the Rainbow Coban Waterfall.
7. Sibolangit Two-Color Waterfall, North Sumatra
Sipiso-piso is not the only waterfall you can find in North Sumatra. There is also the Sibolangit Two-Color Waterfall located in Durin Sirugun Village, Sibolangit District, Deli Serdang Regency.
To reach this waterfall, you will be charged an entrance fee of around Rp25,000. The fee is used for the conservation of natural reserves in Sibolangit.
Named "Two-Color Waterfall" because its water has a gradient of two colors, light blue and grayish white. This natural phenomenon occurs due to the presence of water containing phosphorus and sulfur.
This famous Indonesian waterfall flows into a natural pool that visitors can use for swimming or simply playing in the water.
8. Nglirip Waterfall, Tuban
For those who live in Tuban, East Java, you can vacation to Nglirip Waterfall located in Jojogan Hamlet, Mulyoagung Village, Singgahan.
From the center of Tuban City, the distance is approximately 36 km. Once you arrive at the location, you will be greeted by the beauty of the waterfall which has a height of about 30 meters and a width of 28 meters.
Nglirip Waterfall originates from several water sources in the Krawak Forest area, which is about 3 km from the location. Its clear water and strong flow make the area around the waterfall feel cool.
Interestingly, behind the waterfall, you can also find a cave which is rumored to be often used as a place for meditation.
Those are some of the most beautiful waterfall spots in Indonesia that can be a reference for your next travel destination.
With its cool atmosphere and beautiful natural charm, these waterfalls are suitable for those of you who want to travel to quiet areas. With that, you can enjoy your vacation time to the fullest.
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