Bali:: Tegenungan Waterfall

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. You can swim in the pool in front of the waterfall, the water is supposed to have magical powers. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. You can swim in the pool in front of the waterfall, the water is supposed to have magical powers. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

This lovely waterfall in the Petanu river is located in Tegenungan close to Kemenuh, 7 km southwest of Gianyar city. The waterfall has a height of about 30 meters. It is not frequently visited in spite of it’s close distance to most of the tourist centers on South Bali. The place can be hard to find on your own, if you arrive from the south drive the main road to Gianyar city, turn right at the “baby monument” (see Gianyar), and then right again in Kemenuh.

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. A very scenic place close to Kemenuh.The waterfall seen from the top of the 50 meter high bungee jump tower. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. A very scenic place close to Kemenuh.The waterfall seen from the top of the 50 meter high bungee jump tower. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

The sign can be hard to see, look for Waterfall/Bungee Jump. On the east side of the river is a small temple, Pura Beju. A stairway leads down to the water where it is possible to take a swim in the artificial pool below the waterfall. If you arrive from west you have access to a restaurant at the top of the hill, with stairs leading down to the water.

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. A very scenic place close to Kemenuh. You can swim in the pool in front of the waterfall, the water is supposed to have magical powers. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Bali, Gianyar, Tegenungan Waterfall. A very scenic place close to Kemenuh. You can swim in the pool in front of the waterfall, the water is supposed to have magical powers. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

For the locals the waterfall is also known as Srog Srogan. The area is beautiful with rice fields, dense forest and the river at the bottom of the valley. If you are brave enough you can do a bungee jump from a 50 meter high tower, or you can just simply enjoy the nice scenery. To take a bath here is said to have healing effects, this of course works best on a night with full moon.

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