Thursday, April 11, 2013

Palak Siring Kemumu - A Scenic Natural Attraction

A cool and good place to relax
Last updated: September 20th, 2017
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, Arma Jaya. The village of Kemumu is known for its scenic natural attraction called Palak Siring, a lovely, cool and good area 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 the cool panorama or swimming (near the Palak Siring 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 (about US$ 0.19) no parking fee. 

Location: Palak Siring is located in Kemumu, Arma Jaya, Northern Bengkulu district, about 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Bengkulu, or about 15 minutes drive from Arga Makmur. Find the location of Palak Siring   on Google Maps. 

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

More photos from Palak Siring

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