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Aling Aling Waterfall

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

IDR 125,000

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Turah Rai
Local tour guide
"To fully enjoy the beauty of Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali, make sure to bring a waterproof camera or phone case so you can capture stunning underwater shots when swimming in its refreshing natural pools. Also, don't miss the opportunity to cliff jump - the 5-meter jump is perfect for thrill-seekers looking to add an adrenaline rush to their visit."

What is Aling Aling Waterfall?

Aling Aling Waterfall is a breathtaking natural spectacle nestled in the lush landscape of North Bali, Indonesia, more precisely in the Buleleng Regency. It's a stunning cascade that plummets down a cliff for about 35 meters into a gorge with crystal-clear waters below. What's truly unique about Aling Aling is the collection of smaller waterfalls in the vicinity, each with their distinct charm. The entire area is often regarded as a natural waterpark, where the symphony of water thrumming over rock and the kaleidoscope of greens from the surrounding jungle create an ambiance of pure serenity and wild beauty.

History of Aling Aling Waterfall

The history of Aling Aling Waterfall is not widely documented in textbooks or tourist pamphlets; it's more of a living narrative passed down by the local people who have lived alongside its waters for generations. As a child growing up here, I heard stories of the waterfall being a sacred place where the villagers would perform spiritual rituals to appease the gods and ask for blessings. This site is not just another tourist spot – it's part of the fabric of our local culture and history.

The water that cascades down Aling Aling is regarded with reverence because it's believed to originate from the holy mountain, Mount Batur. Therefore, the waterfall isn't just a physical entity; it carries spiritual significance that integrates nature with the Balinese Hindu belief system. Even now, locals might guide you to the smaller Kroya Waterfall close by for a cliff jumping and natural slide adventure, but Aling Aling itself is usually off-limits for those activities out of respect for its sanctity.

 If you’re interested in this amazing waterfall, it’s definitely something you should visit on one of your Bali tours.

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Why is Aling Aling Waterfall Important?

Aling Aling Waterfall holds its importance not only due to its stunning beauty but also because of its role in the spiritual and daily lives of the locals. It stands as a symbol of the timeless connection between nature and spirituality that is so characteristic of Balinese culture. Many believe that the waterfall possesses purifying powers, and its untouched, almost ethereal beauty further enhances this belief.

As an integral part of the community, Aling Aling also plays a key role in the natural ecosystem. The surrounding forests are a sanctuary for local wildlife and the river's clear waters provide vital irrigation for the rice paddies and plantations downstream. And let's not forget, it's an important attraction that brings people like you from all corners of the world, giving us the chance to share our piece of paradise and cultural heritage.

Things to do & see at Aling Aling Waterfall

When you visit Aling Aling Waterfall, you're set for an experience that goes beyond just sightseeing. Firstly, the trek to the waterfall is an adventure in itself; winding paths through tropical forest and local plantations, and the call of exotic birds overhead. Make sure to wear good walking shoes and bring that adventurous spirit.

Once you reach the falls, you can take in the main view from a safe spot that respects the sacred nature of Aling Aling. Bring a camera — or better yet, a sketchbook — to capture the sense of awe the falls instill. Local legend claims that the water here has the power to heal and rejuvenate, so while you can't jump in here, just being close to the waterfall is said to be an invigorating experience.

Afterward, follow the river downstream to where the smaller waterfalls, like Kroya, Kembar, and Pucuk, welcome adventurers. These are where you can let loose: sliding down natural water slides, leaping off cliffs into deep water pools — straight into the heart of fun and excitement. Cliff jumping at Kroya Waterfall, which is a short distance away from Aling Aling, is one of the more popular activities. Here, you can dive from heights of 5 to 15 meters into the refreshing water below.

Local guides can be invaluable in showing you the nuances of the place — secret spots for picnic, the best angles for photos, and insights into the local flora and fauna. Trust me, each plant, and each turn in the river tells a story here; stories that you'll carry long after you've left the soothing presence of Aling Aling Waterfall. And while you're here, remember to respect the local customs and the pristine nature of this enchanting place. After all, it's the combined beauty and sacred spirit of Aling Aling that makes it an essential bucket-list destination for anyone traveling to Bali.

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Whether you are seeking adventure, serenity, or simply a connection with nature, Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali is a must-visit attraction. Its natural beauty, cultural significance, and exciting activities make it a truly unforgettable destination.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Aling Aling Waterfall located?

Aling Aling Waterfall is located in Sambangan Village, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

What is the entrance fee to Aling Aling Waterfall?

The entrance fee to Aling Aling Waterfall is IDR 20,000 per person.

Are there any activities to do at Aling Aling Waterfall?

Yes, at Aling Aling Waterfall, visitors can enjoy swimming, cliff jumping, and sliding down the natural water slides.

Is it safe to cliff jump at Aling Aling Waterfall?

Cliff jumping at Aling Aling Waterfall can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. It is recommended to jump only from designated spots and under the supervision of a local guide.

Are there any facilities available at Aling Aling Waterfall?

Yes, there are basic facilities available at Aling Aling Waterfall including parking area, toilets, and changing rooms.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

IDR 125,000

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