Sunlight peeks through the trees that are still lush in the transitional season in Pokoh 1 Hamlet, where Lepo Waterfall is located.
Lepo is short for Ledok Pokoh which means valley in Pokoh Hamlet.
Following the downhill and cemented roads, we finally arrived at the location of a waterfall as well as a natural bath in this remote area of Dlingo.
Several teenagers and children were seen swimming with buoys while joking and occasionally jumping from large rocks by the pool. Not wanting to interfere with their fun, we walked towards the pool at the bottom which was quieter.
Lepo Waterfall does not only have one natural pool for swimming and playing water. At first glance, Lepo is very similar to Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Thailand.
There are 4 levels of natural pools connected by 3 waterfalls in this tourist spot which began to be developed in 2013. Each natural pool has various depths.
The first pool in this tourist spot is 2 meters deep. It is in this pool that teenagers and adults usually swim.
Following the path and stone steps by the side of the waterfall, you can reach the second level of the pool. The largest pool is only as deep as an adult’s waist, so it is safer for children to play water in this pool.
Although it is not uncommon for children to choose to swim in the first pool. This second pool is surrounded by rock cliffs that are arranged in an exotic way.
A stone walkway and small gutter added to her beauty. The rock niche on one side of the pool is the best spot to enjoy the waterfall at this level. Some teenagers prefer to play in the water near the waterfall.
The third level is the shallowest pond so that the bottom which is covered by limestone deposits can be seen from the surface of the water. The interesting part of the third pool is the rock cliffs around the waterfall which are shaped like blocks as if they had been cut by human hands.
Not stopping at the third pool, the water continued to flow into the fourth pool as well as the last pool. This level is roughly the same depth as the first pool but much narrower.
The cool mountain air and the fun of playing with water will make you hungry. Fortunately, there are many simple food stalls around Lepo Waterfall that serve a variety of menus. In addition to food stalls, the manager of this tourist spot also provides a bathroom, a simple hall, and rental of buoys and mats. He exclaimed, to enjoy the beauty of Lepo Waterfall, we only need to give generous retribution and still maintain cleanliness and beauty.
Location: Pokoh 1, Dlingo, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Entrance Ticket: Voluntary
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 08.00 – 5.00