Thursday, April 11, 2013

Palak Siring Waterfall - a good place to relax

A cool and good place to relax
     Driving inland from the humidity of northern Bengkulu, you gradually leave the rice terraces behind and ascend into the cool, damp hill villages around Kemumu. This lovely area is a good place to relax and use as a base for trekking around the clean small river and surrounding hills. If you don’t want to do trekking, you can do some short walk to see to the cool panorama or swimming (nearby the waterfall site) and enjoy your lunch. You can stay there or easily day trip from Bengkulu. A day at Palak Siring can be a wonderful experience.
Hiking along the river's edge and through hilly forest 

Kemumu lacks of tourists, though Sunday and public holidays are crowded with local visitors. Unfortunately this beautiful place lacks of adequate facilities and experiences a problem with litter. Admission per person is Rp. 2,500  no parking fee.

Location: Palak Siring waterfall is located in Kemumu - Northern Bengkulu district, about 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Bengkulu, or about 15 minutes drive from Arga Makmur. 

Note: Always be very cautious when walking nearby the waterfall site. Some of the trails and rocks can be wet and slippery. 

More photos 
The view from the top of the Palak Siring waterfall
Palak Siring stream
Cool swimming hole site near the Palak Siring waterfall
The cool water stream nearby
The sweet breathing of Palak Siring

Photos by Peter Kimball & Adriansyah Putera

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