COME SEE Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali. Indonesia.
TUKAD CEPUNG WATERFALL: THE GUIDE
REGION: Temuku, Bangil, Bali.
ACCESSIBILITY: Open all year round | 9am to 4pm
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Typically 10am for strongest sunrays
LOCATION: 1.5 hrs from Ubud | 2.5 hrs from Seminyak | Open in Google Maps
WALKING DISTANCE | TIME REQUIRED: 15-20 mins | 1-2 hours in total
TOURIST RATING: Popular tourist site
COST: 15,000 Rupiah ($1.50 AUD)
TUKAD CEPUNG: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Zade Grilloni.
We were super excited about this place. The images we saw of Tukad seemed to be a photographer’s heaven! The walk down is part hike; part stroll and part walk through water. Bring your water shoes! Like most waterfalls in Bali you’ll be greeted with some form of stairs and around a 15-20 minute walk to the falls. On our way down we saw a group of women carrying large bricks on their heads with complete ease! We followed them down and realized their were a whole stack of bricks that they had been relaying up and down the hill for hours. We were so impressed with their strength we decided to shout them lunch!
Once we got down into the falls, instantly we heard people bickering and telling others to hurry up and get their photos. The initial vibe was a little negative. Don’t get me wrong… Tukad Cepung is a gorgeous spot. The waterfall and sun rays that beam down on the vibrant moss covered boulders make for some beautiful images. But of course as you can expect, most beautiful places unfortunately soon become tourist traps. This was one of those occasions. As long everyone remains patient it should be a pleasant experience for everyone though right?…
We wish our experience went a little like that. Unfortunately, we came across many rude, impatient people. Granted everyone wanted their photos, we (along with about 13 others) were waiting patiently in line for our photo. After being in line for over half an hour we were next up. Out of nowhere a couple that weren’t lining up decided to stroll right on past us all and started taking photos. After exchanging a few words to tell them how indecent they were being, we went ahead and got our photos.
After that we just wanted to get some photos and leave really. Its a shame that such a beautiful destination had some really not so beautiful people around. So despite a few silly humans, our advice would be to go on a weekday and get there at 9:30 to walk down and catch the rays at 10! Or if you don’t care too much for the lighting, the earlier the better to hopefully beat the crowds!
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