Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall is a beautiful tourist destination in north part of Bali. Gitgit waterfall is located in the plateau area with the height about 35 meters and it is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. It is about nine kilometers from Singaraja towards the south.

Waterfall voice around the charming nature was amazing and it was the separate attraction which can be enjoyed by each visitor who comes to visit. There are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from this waterfall. Although the winding road is steep and you have to walk the last part, it is accessible by car or motorbike.

You can park your vehicle at a parking lot on the Denpasar to Singaraja road from where you can see the waterfall. To get closer, you will need to walk.The path can be considered in two halves. The first part is a stepped concrete path bordered by trees and shrubs on one side and a myriad of colorful shops on the other. Halfway along the scene changes and on both sides you can see coffee and clove trees. It is a refreshing experience to walk in this quiet area where the birds take turns to sing.

The air is cool and gradually gets colder when you approach the waterfall. A short distance from the waterfall, the fine water spray will cool your body. Sometimes the atmosphere will become misty.     

Gitgit Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Bali, it looks like white clouds falling down the mountain one after another. If your camera is able, try taking some long exposure photographs.

 

History

Gitgit waterfall was first discovered in 1815 by the Dutch who then occupied the bali. The waterfall is eventually used as a classy bathhouse. Because only be used by the Dutch nobility, the people around then started to call the waterfall with name's "Ceburan Tuan", which means the baths of nobility. Then, since the 1980s, local governments and local communities began to manage it more intensively. Now it has turned into one of the famous attractions in Bali.

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