Besides temples one of the other things Bali is famous for is waterfalls, and they sure do have a ton. I saw at least half a dozen during my time exploring the island but there were two that really stood out. And let’s keep the best for last – the first waterfall I went to was the Tegenungan Waterfall. This scenic waterfall is located just South of Ubud in Gianyar.
You part at the top and after walking through two dozen shops arrive at a scenic lookout over the waterfall. Most people get there by private driver (they are about $30 to hire a car and private driver for the full day) and since Tegenungan Waterfall is a popular spot, they will know were it is. To get to the base you have to pay 15,000 IDR (as of July 2019, that is $1.08) traverse more than 100 slippery wet steps built into the rock face. I headed down but did not plan ahead – I should have brought a bathing suit and towel (and not my DSLR) but I was able to get some good photos. Since it is a popular spot there were dozens of people in the water and definitely quite a site, but not a peaceful one. It is open 6:30am to 6:30pm and I would say avoid mid-day, as that is when it is the busiest. In my opinion it is worth going to but if you could only go to one place, keep reading.
The Kanto Lampo Waterfall on the other hand is about as different as you can get. While the first had shops, changing rooms, and a variety of food options the Kanto Lampo Waterfall is much more out of the way and a true local spot. Sure, enough tourists know about it now that they do charge a small admission fee but there are not many places in Bali you can get secluded pictures on a stunning waterfall like I did in those below. I was told that this is a seasonal waterfall so make sure if you are planning a visit that the water is flowing but if it is, watching it flow down the rock wall and into the shallow wading pool is magnificent! (And it makes sense why this is still my most popular Instagram photo, year to date)
Which of these Bali Waterfalls would you like to visit?