Tegenungan Waterfall – Air Terjun Tegenungan

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Magul, Tegenungan Waterfall 2017-08-18 (2), CC BY-SA 4.0

Tegenungan Waterfall is located rather in the south of Bali. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in Indonesia and can be an unforgettable experience of your vacation.

What is there to see?

The waterfall is located on the sacred Petanu River and is close to the artists’ village of Ubud. It is about 13 meters high and very bulky and wide. So if you are vacationing in Ubud or exploring the town for a day trip, a visit to Tegenungan Waterfall is worthwhile for everyone.

From the parking lot you first walk along a small path where there are some stores. These sell food and drink as well as clothes and souvenirs. There is also a restaurant overlooking the beautiful scenery around Tegenungan. Here you can drink a fresh coconut and watch the river from the observation deck.

Down at the waterfall you can then swim in the shallow water and enjoy the nature around the lake. If you don’t want to explore the area on your own, you can also book a guided day tour with a local guide. Often these tours are paired with other attractions such as to the Rice Terraces or the Monkey Forest in Ubud.

Useful tips

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John Ellis, Tegenungan Waterfall (222403843), CC BY 3.0

On a trip to the popular waterfall, you should definitely think about a change of clothes and swimwear. On the way to the waterfall does not have to climb, but still you can sweat quite a bit due to the heat in Bali. Then down near the waterfall there are changing rooms with shower and lockers.

Directly at the waterfall you can then swim. Behind the waterfall there is even a cave where you can swim. This is certainly not something that will be forgotten in a hurry.

You can not take a shower under the waterfall. There is even extra waterfall security that whistles back anyone who swims over the perimeter. This is for the safety of the guests. For beautiful photos is suitable not only the waterfall, but also the way to it. Here many spots were prepared for photos.

It is best to visit the waterfall in the morning hours, as the tourist attraction is not quite as crowded at this time. The waterfall opens for visitors already at 6:30 am.

The arrival

Tegenungan Waterfall is very centrally located and therefore easy to reach. From Ubud it takes only 20 minutes by scooter or cab. From Sanur about 35 minutes and from Kuta or Nusa Dua a little over an hour.
Plan about 1-2 hours for the stay and arrange directly on arrival when a cab driver can pick you up if necessary, since they are rather little represented at the waterfall.

For whom is a visit to Tegenungan Waterfall suitable?

In principle, a visit to this sight is suitable for everyone. Families who depend on a stroller, however, should carefully consider whether they want to take the somewhat arduous route.

Optionally, you can also admire the waterfall only from the viewing platform, then you do not have to take on the descent with children and / or strollers.

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