Luweng Sampang Waterfall in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region


It is likely Yogyakarta Special Region never fails to lure more tourists. In Gunung Kidul Regency, for example, tourists can find many interesting vacation places (either man-made or natural ones). Here is the reference. There is Luweng Sampang Waterfall in Gedangsari Sub-District. As the name suggests, it resides in Sampang Village! In terms of name, “Luweng” means a hole while “Sampang” means the place where it is located. Both the beauty and uniqueness are able to lure more people over time, in fact. Visitors usually enjoy photography and exploration on the site! What is more?

The Nuance
As mentioned before, the waterfall got the name due to the presence of a big hole on the land where the water gets down. In that hole, tourists may find a vast natural pond, which is suitable for bathing and swimming. The color of the pond is milky green Tosca! What an exotic allure! What about the waterfall? Well, it is surrounded by rocky cliffs. However, the size is considered small and the water discharge is moderate. That means tourists should not expect a big majestic waterfall there. Instead, they can take advantage of the serenity and beauty of the natural pond.

Exploring Luweng Sampang Waterfall
The first thing to enjoy in Luweng Sampang Waterfall is none other than the beauty. Unlike others, this one has a small size and comfy water discharge. Aside from the waterfall, the site is also known for its limestone cliffs! These often become a background for photography, as well. However, the cliffs are not suitable for rock climbing due to their slippery and lean surface. For the information, the cliffs surround the natural pond as well. No wonder, tourists won’t suffer from the heat of the sun when bathing in it.

The next common thing to do in Luweng Sampang is none other than bathing. As mentioned earlier, the site features a beautiful natural pond. The water is comfy and feels refreshing! Not to mention the color is alluring. As for the size, it is both vast and deep. Therefore, it is able to accommodate lots of people at once. However, the depth is not suitable for kids, so parents must take care of the children when exploring the waterfall later.

The serenity becomes another allure in Luweng Sampang Waterfall. This explains why some locals often come in the afternoon for relaxation. They simply sit on the cliff in order to enjoy the atmosphere. For those who love adventure, though, they can explore the site and walk through a river. The purpose is to find another waterfall, which is located near to the site. Have no worries. The second waterfall is located near to that area, so it won’t be a tiring trip.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sendang Banyu Urip
  • Tumpang Mountain
  • Nawung Village

How to Get There
Tourists’ prime destination is definitely Yogyakarta Special Region and tourists must consider taking an airplane service in order to get there, especially for those who come from outside the region. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), in this case, the flight may take about 1 hour and 10 minutes. After arriving at the airport, tourists can simply take Nasional III Street and head to Gunung Kidul Regency. This trip would take around 1 hour and 9 minutes. Later, from Gunung Kidul, tourists should head to Sampang Village where the waterfall is located. The distance is 34.2 km, so the trip may take about 1 hour and 1 minute.

Where to Stay

  • Sumberwatu Heritage
  • Jlatren Homestay


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