Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

KEMBANG SOKA Waterfall (Curug Kembang Soka)

KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL
– All Details to Know About Kembang Soka Waterfall –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL?

THE NEW DESTINATION
The Kembang Soka waterfall is new destination and become viral.
It’s relative more quiet and not so popular.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You can see the nice hills, forest, plantation, landscape with fresh air .

NEAR TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place are near to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as Kedung Pedut waterfall, Kiskendo cave, Kalibiru National Park.

Kembang Soka Ticket Window

WHAT IS KEMBANG SOKA?

DESCRIPTION:

Kembang Soka consist of two words, Kembang and Soka. It’s a Javanese language. Kembang means flower. Soka is a kind of flower. So, Kembang Soka means a Soka flower. This place has so many Soka flower around and has a beautiful waterfall. Kembang Soka offering natural atmosphere, clear water and fresh air.

A Footpath to Kembang Soka Waterfall

HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRANCE FEE OF KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL:
IDR 30K per person.

Kembang Soka Entrance Fee Ticket

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

OPENING HOURS:
7 AM – 5 PM.

WEEKDAY:
Monday – Friday.

*) Better you visit in early morning. It’s more quiet and good water clarity before visitor coming.

**) If you prefer quiet atmosphere, better visit on weekdays. Also don’t visit on Indonesian holiday.

Wooden Bridge at Kembang Soka

*) This wooden bridge so slippery after rain. The wet mud under your sandals make you slipped when you step on the wooden bridge. Just be careful.

Bamboo Bridge at Kembang Soka

WHERE IS KEMBANG SOKA LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Gunung Kelir, Jatimulyo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Girimulyo
Regency (Kabupaten): Kulon progo
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 35 km west of downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hour trip.

MAP OF KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL:

HOW TO GET TO KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL?

There is no direct public transport over there.
Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for cheap reason.

*) I suggest you to take road through Nanggulan, Kulonprogo. It has wide road, good asphalt and easy way to reach Kembang Soka waterfall. Also you will see nice rice terrace landscape and forest view.

Kembang Soka Water in Dry Season

*) The Kembang Soka water volume on dry season maybe not so much. But, it has good water clarity compare to wet season.

Kembang Soka Waterfall

*) The stones here has so many different color. Seems it has different mineral composition. Even i found some coral fossil here. It’s nice topic to be discussed. Maybe any Geologist can explain about this topic by putting a comment in this post?

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are weak signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT :
There are some simple cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

**) I recommend you to have lunch or meals at Kopi Pari. The food so delicious and you can try the local coffee from this area. Don’t worry about the price. It’s super cheap! It’s really local price.

BATHROOM/TOILET :
Some bathroom and toilet.

*) Better bring your own towel and tissue.

Kembang Soka Natural Pond

*) This natural pond is favorite place for swimming. The water so cold and fresh. If you want to get best water clarity, better you visit in early morning when visitor not coming yet.

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SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR KEMBANG SOKA WATERFALL:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Kembang Soka waterfall:

1. Kedung Pedut waterfall.
2. Kopi Pari restaurant.
3. Seplawan cave.
4. Kiskendo cave.
5. Sermo reservoir.
6. Kalibiru National Park.
7. Dipowono summit (sunrise view).
8. Ayunan Langit swing.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

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3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
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6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
10. Malioboro street

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2 thoughts on “KEMBANG SOKA Waterfall (Curug Kembang Soka)

  1. Claudia

    It is very interesting place with fresh waterfalls, even we can play fun with the cool water. But I lose my swimming goggles during I jumped into water pool. Have to pay attention!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thank you for share your experience in Kembang Soka waterfall.
      It’s too bad that you lost your swimming goggles there.
      Thank you for your suggestion!

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