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Bali Tegenungan Waterfall Guide (Blangsinga Waterfall) (2023)

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Blangsinga AKA Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali


When TLC said “don’t go after waterfalls,” they probably had Ubud in mind. After all, North Bali is known for its jungles and magnificent waterfalls, which are all featured on our Instagram feed.If you want to visit one of these gems without leaving your hotel too far, check out Tegenungan Waterfall, also known as Blangsinga Waterfall.It’s also a very popular IG spot – so you know you’re going to get great photos for memory.

This natural landscape is about 30 minutes drive from the center of Ubud, what can you see from here.


A stunning waterfall just 30 minutes from Ubud


Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the more accessible waterfalls in North Bali. Only 30 minutes drive from the center of Ubud. If you are coming from Seminyak, it is 1 hour drive. Unlike other, more remote IG’s famous waterfalls, you don’t need to hike down the mountain or hire a scooter driver to take you to the falls.

All you have to do is book Grab or Gojek and they will take you directly to the entrance.Alternatively, you can also charter a private car from S$32.19.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Map
She has 2 names depending on which side you enter from.

The waterfall has another name, Blangsinga Waterfall. If you’re wondering why it has an alter ego, it’s because it depends on which village you pass through to reach the falls – whether it’s Banjar Tegenungan or Blangsinga village. The two villages have different entry points and are managed independently.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Ticket Office

We reach the falls via the village of Blangsinga – so we start at the entrance of the Blangsinga falls.Fee to enter the waterfall IDR 20,000/person (~S$1.79). For those who plan to take wedding photos, there is also a 300,000 IDR (approximately S$26.71) Filming license.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Counter

Regardless of what Instagram influencers may have you think, this isn’t a secret place that no one knows about – so don’t expect the waterfall to have a hidden entrance. The waterfall is professionally managed and there are counters where tickets can be purchased.

Tegenungan Waterfall

Yes, we know Singaporeans tend to Afraid of losing Even abroad. But you don’t have to worry about packing bottled water and a few packs of snacks to keep you going — and you don’t have to go to the bathroom before heading out, either. There are facilities such as toilets, parking lots, souvenir shops, food stalls, and even a crispy duck restaurant to meet all your needs.


Enter from the top of the waterfall


Tegenungan Waterfall - Blangsinga Entrance

Unlike most waterfalls in Bali, your first introduction to Blangsinga Waterfall will be from a bird’s-eye view of the natural landscape. Once inside, you will walk down a flight of steps that will bring you to the banks of the Petanu River. natural gas, we actually found it to be a quieter place – as you have the whole place to yourself. We only met 2 other people who were shuddering at the bank reading.

Tegenungan Waterfall - view from the top

Go further along the river bank and you will reach the top of the waterfall. While having protagonist moments, you’re rarely on the edge of a waterfall. However, be careful as the only safety barriers on site are some ropes along the edge and signs warning visitors not to jump off.Well, one thing is for sure, it’s no A place to practice parkour stunts.


Hand drawn flags for your photos in Bali


Tegenungan Waterfall - Stairs

Continue down more stairs and enjoy the view as you go. There are some photo spots where you can stop halfway to take a “Gram”.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Sign

Not sure how to pose or what to do with your hands? You can use hand-drawn signs for your shoot – with quotes like “I’m fine, Mom” ​​and even a hilarious “I’m here without you, baby”. Fans of 3 Doors Down will love it.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Sign

Photos are free for all, but there is a donation box where you can show your appreciation for the locals who put in the effort for the signage.


Take a dip under a 15-meter waterfall


Tegenungan Waterfall - Swimming Spot

Now onto the main highlight – the waterfall itself. This is a relatively small waterfall, the river pours about 15m-20m down the cliff. Enjoy a swim or a refreshing swim in the shallow pool below. Just be careful as the rocks can get slippery.

Tegenungan Waterfall - IG friendly place

Since Tegenungan Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction, it does get crowded. The best time is 7-8am, before the rush. If you’re lucky, you might even have the entire place to yourself.

But don’t worry, if you get there during rush hour and want to avoid the crowds, here’s a tip: go further down to the other side of the river.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Petanu River
You can also swim in the river.

We didn’t see anyone on the other side while we were there, except for a local boy, but the lifeguard on duty told us that the river is also a swimming spot.


Head to the day club overlooking the falls


Tegenungan Waterfall - Omma Day Club

We’re all familiar with Bali’s beach clubs – but have you heard of river clubs?After swimming, swing over Omma Day Club, near the entrance to Tegenungan Waterfall. It is a photogenic venue that blends in with the surrounding natural landscape through the use of bamboo and other natural materials in its construction.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Omma Day Club Cocktails
Summer in Tegenungan, made with citrus vodka, honje pineapple jam, coconut water, pineapple liqueur and Balinese spices.
Image credit: Omma Bali

You can find Western and Balinese dishes on the menu.Look for local signatures, e.g. Rendang Fried Rice (IDR130,000, ~S$11.60) and Ayam Betutu OMMA (IDR160,000, ~S$14.27)or share a Pizza (from IDR110,000, ~S$9.81).Pair them with refreshing cocktails such as Summer at Tegenungan (IDR120,000, ~S$10.71) or Classic Margarita (IDR130,000, ~S$11.60).

Tegenungan Waterfall - omma day club

If you’re wondering if you must buy a day pass to the Omma Dayclub, the answer is no. However, there may be a minimum spend set according to your table. In fact, there are a variety of seating options – whether you prefer to enjoy a few drinks in the courtyard or just relax on the sun beds by the pool.

Tegenungan Waterfall - omma day club

Talking about the pool, it’s a gorgeous infinity pool that overlooks the surrounding lush jungle, the river, and of course, the cascading Tegenungan waterfall. A live DJ provides mixes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until late.You can also choose to enjoy the view on the Bali swing for a fee of IDR 50,000 (approximately S$4.46) per swing.

Tegenungan Waterfall - Swing

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