Thursday, April 11, 2013

Palak Siring Kemumu - A Scenic Natural Attraction

Palak Siring Kemumu natural attraction, a cool and good place to relax
Last updated: April 2nd, 2020
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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, North Bengkulu district. 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 hiking around the clean small river and surrounding green hills. If you don’t want to do hiking, 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 the city of Bengkulu. A day at Palak Siring can be a wonderful experience.

Hiking along the river's edge and through hilly forest 
Palak Siring 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 just Rp. 2,500 (about US$ 0.15), free parking on weekdays. 

Location: Palak Siring is located in Kemumu, Arma Jaya, Northern Bengkulu district, about 62 km (38.5 miles) / 1.5 hours 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 Kemumu

The view from the top of the Palak Siring waterfall
Palak Siring creek
Cool swimming hole site near the Palak Siring waterfall
The cool and clean water stream nearby
The sweet breathing of Palak Siring nature

Photos by Adriansyah Putera & Peter Kimball