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May 22, 2018

EXPLORING BALI’S WATERFALLS AND HIDDEN TREASURES

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Bali is so much more than a tropical paradise with gorgeous beaches and beautiful weather. This tropical getaway is home to several stunning waterfalls and hidden treasures that draw locals and tourists alike. You can add these waterfalls and hidden treasures to your must-visit list as you plan your next adventure to Bali.

TEGENUNGAN WATERFALL – UBUD

You can find the Tegenungan Waterfall in the village of Ubud. You’ll enjoy beautiful lush scenery along with natural springs that make this the perfect spot for bathing. This waterfall has a heavy flow, and this helps to ensure that the water is crystal clear and clean. It has a west-facing location, so you’ll get the most beautiful vistas in the evening hours where you can see the setting sun.

  • Hidden Gem – The Batuan Temple is just three miles or five kilometers from the Tegenungan Waterfall. This temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali at over 1,000 years old. It features beautiful craftsmanship, breath-taking scenery, and it’s free to explore.

 TUKAD CEPUNG WATERFALL – TEMBUKU

Located just 30 kilometres north-west of Ubud in the Tembuku region, you’ll find a truly beautiful waterfall in Tukad Cepung. This waterfall is still not visited by large thongs of tourists because it is not easy to spot and requires a little bit of trekking and guidance by the local villagers. The waterfall is surrounded by cliffs and after descending the stairs, you’ll see why it’s worth the effort. Sometimes you can see an enchanting rainbow form on the top of the waterfall from below!

  • Hidden Gem – Pura Dalem Penida Kelod or the Temple of Death is very close to the waterfall. You should visit it to seek protection from sickness and evil and marvel at its stark and interesting architecture.

 

 NUNGNUNG WATERFALL – PETANG

The NungNung Waterfall sits 900 meters or 2,953 feet above sea level in a very small village. You can park your car and hike through the beautiful green jungle before you descend over 500 steps to glimpse the waterfall. It’s over 50 meters (164 feet) high and cascades down rock and jungle face to fall into a serene pool that is perfect for photographs.

  • Hidden Gem – Surrounding this waterfall and expanding out to the main plantation just over eight miles away from the NungNung Waterfall is the lush Tegalalang Rice Terrace. You’ll want to stop and take in the panoramic view, and you may even be invited in by the farmer who runs it to try fresh coconut milk and purchase Balinese woven hats.

 

NIAGARA MUNDUK – BULELENG

Lush rainforests tuck around this waterfall, and it’s just a short walk from the Munduk Village. You’ll see two waterfalls when you visit this location, and the waterfall itself pools into two twin lakes. It has a variety of beautiful rice fields and plantations, and it’s all set against a backdrop of Bali’s mountains.

  • Hidden Gem – The Waterfall-Breeze Eco Cafe offers a stunning view of the Niagara Munduk waterfall, and it’s a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat. Guests can enjoy a light snack or lunch while they drink locally-grown coffee or one of the many beverage choices available. It’s also a great spot to take photographs.