There is something magical about waterfalls. Perhaps it's because waterfalls do not exist in Singapore, the sight of seeing large streams of water pouring uncontrollably from a higher source seems very fascinating.
While in Ubud last December, I searched for nearby waterfalls via Google Maps. When I typed "waterfall", only Tegenugan showed up. But once I searched "Air Terjun" (waterfall in Indonesian Bahasa), many smaller waterfalls popped up.
In Bali there are many rivers following vertically down the entire island with several stunning waterfalls. One of which that attracts a constant flow of tourists is Tegenungan which is about 1 hour from Ubud. Tucked within a humble village surrounded by lush greeneries, it is one of the most scenic waterfall with a heavy volume of water tumbling down from above.
Tibumana is a less known, quieter waterfall to the east of Ubud. Although the water is not as strong, the surroundings are equally scenic as the others with a nice hike down.
- Avoid afternoons when tourists arrive in buses
- Bring water and wear comfortable sportswear as the hike down to the waterfall can be quite taxing
- You can take a dip in the river! Watch out for the cute sign saying "Be sexy but no naked"