Glimpang Waterfall in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta


Many people don’t expect many natural tourist spots in Kulon Progo Regency of Indonesia. Well, it is because they don’t have enough information about it! The fact is the region holds various natural attractions including a unique waterfall called Glimpang. This one is located in Purwosari Village and belongs to Girimulyo Sub-District, actually. It also resides near to other attractive waterfalls that tourists can visit later. Well, in terms of name, “Glimpang” means fallen. The locals gave the name based on the appearance of it, after all. Such uniqueness actually becomes the prime reason why tourists keep coming to the site, though.

The Nuance
As mentioned earlier, the meaning of the name is “the fallen waterfall”. There is a reason why villagers gave the name, for sure. It is because the waterfall has the tilt of about 45 degree, which appears falling and a little bit plain. Due to such unique landscape, though, visitors are able to climb it and get to the top of the waterfall easily. What about the nuance? The water discharge is moderate and the site is surrounded by tall trees and small plants. Plus, the surface is rocky and has a wide natural pond located below the waterfall. Plus, the water feels so refreshing and it appears quite clear!

Exploring Glimpang Waterfall
The first motive to visit Glimpang Waterfall is the fact that it resides near to other famous waterfalls in Indonesia. That means tourists can visit them all in one go by trekking. Even though the route is considered challenging, so it suits those who love adventure and trekking. Have no worries. The site is accessible either by trekking or motorcycle. Those who do not want to spend much stamina can choose to ride a bike to get to the site, therefore.

Aside from trekking, people also come to Glimpang Waterfall in order to enjoy the nuance. As mentioned before, the waterfall has a unique shape (which is tilter than others). Due to such distinctness, visitors are able to collect good photos on the site. Thus, everyone should not forget to carry a camera when heading to the location. Also, it is recommended to wear comfy footwear as the landscape is a little bit rough and slippery.

The next impressive fact is that Glimpang Waterfall doesn’t lose water even though during the dry season. That means everyone can visit it regardless of the time! However, the water discharge looks more majestic during the rainy season. Thus, it is considered the best time to visit the site. Later, everyone should also visit nearby waterfalls called Gandu and Bendo. Both of them offer distinct beauty, after all.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kedung Pedut Waterfall
  • Waduk Sermo
  • Gandu Waterfall
  • Bendo Waterfall

How to Get There
For those coming from Adi Sucipto International Airport, they can take a local transportation service and head to Glimpang Waterfall directly. For the information, this trip takes approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes, as the distance is 38.9 km. Also, it is recommended to take Godean Street for a faster trip! Once arriving at Girimulyo Sub-District, tourists only need to reach Purwosari Village where the waterfall is located.

Where to Stay

  • Gado-Gado BnB
  • Amanjiwo Inn
  • Rimbono Homestay


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