Pelangi Waterfall in Parongpong, West Bandung Regency - Indonesia
Perhaps tons of passionate travelers have heard about Pelangi Waterfall of Parongpong Sub-District. It is also called Cimahi Waterfall and belongs to Kertawangi Village. In fact, the locals have chosen it as the best lure of Parongpong and they often brag about it on social media sites. Not to mention it belongs to one of the tallest waterfalls in West Bandung Regency. In terms of name, “Pelangi” means rainbow, while Cimahi represents the region where the falls reside. Why the rainbow, though? It is because the water emits beautiful colors both during afternoon and night. But, how can it be?
Cimahi Waterfall has the height of 87 meters! No wonder, it is considered one of the tallest falls in Bandung and Lembang City. The waterfall gets its water from Cimahi River and it resides on 1050 meters above the sea level. This explains why the nuance feels so refreshing and peaceful up there. Tourists can even watch the falls from afar, at the nearby sightseeing spot. Thanks to the good management and facilities. Pelangi Waterfall becomes more accommodating and comfy for everyone to visit these days.
Exploring Pelangi Waterfall
The best attraction of Pelangi Waterfall is definitely its beautiful colors of the light when the dark is coming near. This phenomenon (unlike rainbow) is not natural, though. The management has installed lights on the walls behind the waterfall. Later, they would turn the lights on starting in the afternoon, in order to amuse visitors. Knowing this fact, most tourists come to the site at those times. They want to witness such beautiful feature of the waterfall, after all. Still, that doesn’t mean they can enjoy good times in the morning.
The next reason to visit Pelangi Waterfall is to enjoy short trekking. It is inevitable because visitors may encounter a steep way down to the site. Plus, hundreds of stairs await them there. This, somehow, becomes an opportunity to enjoy sightseeing and exercising. As for the tip, visitors must have come with good stamina! This helps them to get to the site without feeling exhausted, for sure. Another tip is that they must consider carrying a camera. Why is that? Most of the time, wild monkeys are seen on the location and they often approach tourists to look for snacks. Make sure to take pictures of them while feeding!
Pelangi Waterfall becomes popular due to many reasons. Aside from the stunning colors of the lights and the presence of cute monkeys, it offers good facilities to visitors. No wonder, tourists feel comfortable and are likely to spend hours on the site. Those facilities include a shelter, parking area, fences, sitemap, recreation spot, guard post, eateries, benches, and much more. Interested?
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How to Get There
From Bandung City, a trip to Parongpong Sub-District may take around 1 hour as the distance is 21.1 km. Next, they can head to Kertawangi Village right away to get to such beautiful waterfall. The whole trip becomes faster if they take Sersan Bajuri Street, in fact.
Where to Stay
- Cherish Hotel
- Stevie G Hotel
- Juvante Hotel