Seribu Batu Waterfall in Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


When it comes to natural attractions, Bantul Regency is known for its beaches. The good thing is the region offers astonishing waterfalls too! In Imogiri Sub-District, for example, there is Seribu Batu Waterfall. This secluded waterfall is located in Wukirsari Village and offers a nice nuance for exploration and relaxation. In terms of name, “Seribu” means a thousand while “Batu” means stone. It has become a new vacation in Bantul and becomes a great partner to Imogiri Royal Cemetery. The location is close to each other, after all. So, what makes it different than other waterfalls?

The Nuance
As the name suggests, the waterfall features lots of stones and rocks that are scattered in different parts of the site. The height of the waterfall is around 7 meters and it is surrounded by lots of green plants and soil cliff. The water discharge is considered low, though. Fortunately, it is not considered a seasonal waterfall, so everyone can visit it anytime regardless of the season. There is also a pond and river located below the waterfall. The locals take advantage of the water to satisfy their daily necessities, in fact.

Exploring Seribu Batu Waterfall
The best time to visit Seribu Batu Waterfall is indeed during the rainy season. The purpose is to see a stronger water discharge. Despite the fact, it is not wrong to visit it during the hot season. The water won’t dry out at the time, after all. As for tourist activities, the most common one is relaxation. That means visitors take advantage of the serenity for getting rid of stresses and boredom. On the site, they won’t see many people too. Thus, it feels like spending a vacation in a private tourist site.

It is true that the locals gave the name to the waterfall due to the presence of lots of river stones and rocks. These objects can be seen along the river! No wonder, the site looks unique and more interesting than regular waterfalls. It is said those stones were originated from the erupted ancient Nglanggeran Volcano! During the exploration, it is recommended to conduct photography and take selfies in front of the stones.

Seribu Batu Waterfall has other names including Cengkehan and Gedangan Waterfall. The popularity is increasing due to many reasons. For example, it is related to the location. The waterfall resides behind Giriloyo Cemetery. No wonder, tourists often drop by to waterfall either after or before visiting the tomb.

Nearby Attractions

  • Giriloyo Watu Lumbung
  • Pajimatan Girirejo
  • Bego Hill
  • Watu Goyang
  • Sewu River
  • Bengkung Fountain

How to Get There
From Jakarta City, it is recommended to take an airplane to reach Yogyakarta City. That means tourists can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Adisucipto Airport. Usually, this flight may take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. After arriving at Yogyakarta, they must head to Bantul Regency first. The best route to take is Imogiri Timur Street and the distance is 20.8 km. For the information, the trip would take around 27 minutes. Later, from Bantul, they can directly head to Seribu Batu Waterfall at Wukirsari Village by taking Manding Imogiri Street. Have no worries. This trip would take around 21 minutes, as the distance is 9.9 km.

Where to Stay

  • Subardi Homestay
  • Omah Ndeso Homestay
  • Dika Jaya Homestay


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