Gunung Pading Waterfall in Air Tegas District, Bangka Island


If you love nature tourism, you should visit Gunung Pading Waterfall in Air Tegas District. To be exact, it is located in Mayang Village, Bangka Island. Apart from its beauty, the waterfall is known for its solemn nature. Many tourists come here for recreation. Also, the government takes advantage of it as a natural power generator. Thanks to its force! In order to reach the falls, you must pass through stunning terrains. It is going to be a beautiful trip. Not to mention you have an opportunity to explore nearby interesting spots.

The Nuance
Once you have arrived at Gunung Pading Waterfall, you can feel its natural ambiance. It is surrounded by green plants and several trees. The atmosphere is refreshing so you can relax near to the falls. Unlike regular waterfalls, it doesn’t feature falling water. Instead, the water flows swiftly from a higher area into the lower area. It is similar to a river, actually. The terrain features big river rocks. They are slippery, so you must be careful when climbing or walking on them.

Exploring Gunung Pading Waterfall
One of the best features is the flow of water. It is soft and cool. Visitors are allowed to touch and play in the water. This also becomes a perfect background for photography. You need only to stand in front of the falls and let your friend take a picture of you. For the best results, make sure you come at noon. It is because the sun ray will be reflected beautifully on the falls. If you look for more refreshing water, then you should come in the morning.

In holidays, Gunung Pading Waterfall has many visitors. Recently, the number of visitors increases. That means it gains more popularity over time. For those who love trekking, this area becomes an ideal choice. Even though it doesn’t feature a good accessibility, trekkers would love it. What you need is proper footwear. Some parts of the falls are slippery. Also, you must carry extra clothes. It is likely you are going to be wet.

Gunung Pading Waterfall is about 60 km from Toboali City. If you come from there, you must spend 1-2 hours. Along the way, you can see beautiful nature. The trees are green and the atmosphere is chilling. Here are the tips. Make sure you come in a perfect weather. Don’t come in rainy season as the route is more glistening. You don’t want to get hurt, do you? Also, it is wise to carry foods and bottled drink. It is because you won’t find food vendors near to the falls.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tanjung Berikat Beach
  • Air Bara Kaolin Lake

How to Get There
In order to reach Gunung Pading Waterfall, you must head to Mayang Village. From Pangkal Pinang, you can directly reach Air Tegas District, South Bangka. The distance is 109 km. That means the trip may take about 2 hours and 20 minutes. With a car, it can be a little bit faster. The route is Namang – Koba Street. Next, you can use Raya Gadung Street.

Where to Stay

  • Novotel Bangka
  • Grand Mutiara Hotel
  • Menumbing Heritage Hotel


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