Reje Ilang Waterfall in Timang Gajah, Aceh Province - Indonesia
It seems Aceh Province never loses its charms due to the presence of numerous tourist attractions including a historical, natural, and religious tour. For those who are looking for a new reference, an option like Reje Ilang Waterfall indeed becomes a good choice. It suits travelers who love the peace of nature and rejuvenating atmosphere. The waterfall is located in Meriah Jaya Village and it belongs to Timang Gajah Sub-District. Apart from sightseeing, tourists come to the site to visit local farms and try to buy some commodities directly on the site.
Once tourists get to waterfall, they can see beautiful and majestic falls featuring refreshing water. It is surrounded by pristine nature like rocky mountains and dense trees, making the site more comfortable to anyone. When it comes to the atmosphere, it is indeed rejuvenating! Another important feature of the site is the formation of Durian trees. In fact, tourists would get lucky if they come at the right time (when the fruits are ripe). That means they are able to enjoy the nuance while eating such exotic fruit along with friends or families.
Exploring Reje Ilang Waterfall
A short trip to Reje Ilang Waterfall features a trekking, actually. It is because the falls reside in the middle of a forest so visitors need to pass through different types of landscapes including local houses, farms, coffee plantations, and vegetation. The first trip is to visit Meriah Jaya Village where tourists can entrust their vehicle to villages. From there, they need to take a walk for about several minutes and head directly to the location. Despite the tiring activity, the effort won’t be wasteful. On the other hand, it is quite rewarding!
The distance between the village and the waterfall is about 1,000 meters so it is better to carry bottled water and wear comfy footwear during trekking, On the site, tourists might see a stunning waterfall having the height of about 30 meters. Not to mention a beautiful pond resides under it, having the depth of about 6 meters. The first activity to do on the site is definitely to take a shower under the falls. The water feels cold in the morning, but it is quite refreshing.
What is next? Visitors are able to spend some time to explore the site and take pictures of the environment. They do not even need to have good photography skills to enjoy the activity. Another interesting activity to do is to learn the history of the waterfall. It is said a local king hid there for some time. No wonder, the name includes “Raja” which means King. For further information, you can ask the locals or a tour guide later.
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How to Get There
The distance between Banda Aceh City and Timang Gajah Sub-District is about 291 km and it takes about 6 hours to get to the destination. Once tourists get to Timang Gajah, their destination is Meriah Jaya Village where the waterfall resides. The whole trip can be done through Banda Aceh Street, actually.
Where to Stay
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