Ai Beling Waterfall in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Visiting Sumbawa Regency becomes an interesting experience for those who love exploration and adventure. The most important consideration is related to the destination, actually. As for the reference, tourists only need to come to Ai Beling Waterfall. The location is in Sampe Village and it belongs to Moyohulu Sub-District. In terms of name, “Ai Beling” means the talking water. Tourists can’t find detailed information regarding the history of the name, though. What they know is only the benefits of visiting the waterfall. For instance, they can enjoy trekking while sightseeing. Plus, they may hear some legend related to the site from villagers later.
The location is in the south part of Sumbawa Besar City. For the information, the water comes from the southern mountains and it has fresh and clear water too. The unique thing is the water comes out from the rock gap and features a moderate water discharge. As for the size, the height is only about 1.5 meters! That means tourists can explore the site comfortably and reach on higher parts for better views. Not to mention it is located in the midst of a lush tropical forest, so visitors can enjoy an exploration too.
Exploring Ai Beling Waterfall
Ai Beling Waterfall is located in within a lush tropical forest. No wonder, the nuance is quite relaxing. This also explains why most visitors come to the waterfall to find peace and get rid of stresses. Some people have a different reason, though. For instance, they want to take a bath in the clear and refreshing water. The waterfall features a terraced landscape and beautiful water discharge, after all. For the information, the water comes from Batu Lanteh Mountains.
The next allure in Ai Beling Waterfall is none other than the panorama. Even tourists are able to enjoy beautiful scenery either along the way to the location or after arriving on the site. Tourists can do more than sightseeing, though. It is because they can do a fun activity like trekking and explore the nature. The reason is the waterfall resides in a hill, so tourists need to spend some efforts and time in order to get to the location.
Another allure that tourists can find in Ai Beling Waterfall is related to the legend. It is said a princess ran out from her dad in order to avoid a marriage. Due to her deep grief, she killed herself by jumping off the waterfall that resides on the tip of the river. The locals even say her spirit remains in that area!
- Dalam Loka Museum
- Liang Bukal
- Teba Murin Waterfall
- Batu Dulang Village
How to Get There
From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), tourists may spend around 4 hours and 5 minutes to reach Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport in Sumbawa Regency). It can be either faster or slower depending on the weather, though. Once arriving at the destination, tourists can simply take Sumbawa – Lunyuk Street and head to the waterfall right away. The distance is 38.7 km, so the trip takes around 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Dewi Hotel
- Dian Hotel