Sulok Waterfall in Bulungan Regency, North Kalimantan Province
Those who never visit Bulungan Regency may wonder what tourist spots they can visit later during holidays. Here is the reference. The name is Sulok Waterfall and it is located in North Tanjung Palas Sub-District. The exact location is in Pimping Village and it has become locals’ favorite spot to enjoy a family recreation and relaxation. Not to mention visitors can take advantage of the site for sightseeing. Thanks to the beautiful panorama. The popularity is excellent, so it does have lots of visitors. Some of these people come to take a bath and swim in the natural pond, too.
Sulok Waterfall is located in the middle of a forest. No wonder, it is surrounded by lush bushes and shady trees. This also explains why the nuance feels so comfortable and refreshing. The unspoiled nature helps visitors to relax as well. When it comes to the height, it is about 12 meters. In that area, tourists may find lots of scattered river stones and a natural pond, too! What is more? The trekking route and pathway is considered challenging, so everyone must walk carefully there.
Exploring Sulok Waterfall
Visitors are likely to learn some history related to Sulok Waterfall during the visit, especially when it comes to the name. The waterfall got the name from the presence of a nearby river called Sulok. It is said the local government is going to change the name in the near future, though. Regardless of the name, the site is definitely popular. This explains the waterfall never loses visitors, especially during weekends. Most visitors come from nearby villages while others come from outside Bulungan Regency.
When it comes to tourist activities, the most common motive to visit Sulok Waterfall is to enjoy exploration. Tourists are able to enjoy a challenging and fun trip along the way to the location! They even can reach the site either by trekking or riding a boat. A small boat is available for tourists to rent, after all. The capacity is about 5-6 people, so it may save much money as tourists can chip in with other passengers. Some parts of the river are quite shallow, though, so tourists may get off the boat sometimes for passing through the obstacle.
Once arriving at Sulok Waterfall, the real fun begins. Visitors can do many things like photography, sightseeing, and relaxation. Still, the most recommended activity is none other than bathing or taking a shower under the waterfall. Have no worries. The water discharge is considered weak, so it won’t hurt the skin.
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How to Get There
For those coming from outside Kalimantan Island, they must take an airplane to reach Tanjung Selor City (Tanjung Harapan Airport) first. From Jakarta City, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Tanjung Selor may take around 1 day and 11 hours. After arriving at the destination, tourists should take Ahmad Yani Street and head to Bulungan City right away. The trip takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes, as the distance is 93.1 km. From Bulungan, they can head to Sulok Waterfall at Pimping Village. The distance is 48.4 km, so the trip takes about 58 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Fadira Hotel