"On our way to Ubud we want to see the Nungnung waterfall (a less touristy than the well-known Git Git waterfall) After a while we arrive at the entrance to the forest area where the waterfall is located. With about 500 steps we first have to go down before we reach the waterfall, but it is really worth it! Two beautiful waterfalls thunder down from great heights and give you a free shower. After taking the necessary photos we can start the retreat, climb 500 steps, we have had our sporting activities again for today."
Nungnung is the name of a small village and waterfall, about 900 meters above sea level. The Nungnung waterfall are located in the mountainous area of Bali. Because of the altitude above sea level, the air is cool, making it a great place to undertake a trip. The waterfall feels like a hidden gem.
The waterfall is a bit harder to reach than the other tourist waterfalls, so the Nungnung waterfall is not at all popular.
Of course you have to pay an entrance fee at one of the warungs (0.65 cents). There are no counters. After payment at the warung an the parking lot you can start the journey down. The stairs are quite well paved. It is easy to walk, because there is also a handrail. Some parts of the stairs and hills are covered with moss, probably because of the moisture in the air - so watch your steps and be careful not to slip.
|To reach the Nungnung waterfall, you have to descend 509 steps into a gorge, which for some may be challenging. But the walk is definitely worth it, because when you arrive at the falls, you see a huge fall with water falling from a height of 15 meters into a pool: a refreshing swimming pool!
The journey down takes about 10 minutes and the climb up takes considerably longer due to the heat, about 20 minutes. The Nungnung Waterfall is perhaps the most powerful and beautiful waterfall in Bali and is surrounded by a thick jungle.
There is a warung at the entrance before you start your walk down. I advise you to take at least some water before you start your adventure. There is also a swing at the entrance to the waterfall for anyone interested in adrenaline rush before you walk to the waterfall.
The best reward, after the trip down, is to take a refreshing dip in the pool at the base of the waterfall. So bring your swimsuit, but keep in mind that there are no changing rooms or toilet facilities. You can swim in the water, but watch out! Pay attention to your safety, the stones can be slippery and the intense waterfall is very powerful.
Nungnung Waterfall is approximately 75 minutes from the main city of Ubud. It is possible to reach the Nungnung waterfall from other major tourist cities such as Canggu, Seminyak or Kuta, but beware that the journey will be much longer. The distance from Denpasar is approximately 35 km.
From a travelogue:
"My day starts at the Nungnung waterfall, an hour and a half (scooter) ride from Ubud. A long flight of stairs leads me down through the jungle, while the oppressive heat conjures up small drops of sweat on my skin. Fortunately, a refreshing shower is waiting downstairs. The birds and crickets in the forest are drowned out by the thunderous roar and I stare breathlessly at the endless stream of water that comes down."
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