Mangeruda hotsprings

Mangeruda hotsprings

Well worth a soak

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We’d normally turn our nose up at hot springs (and not because of the rotten egg smell) but the Mangeruda Hotsprings outside Bajawa are excellent and worth a visit -- especially if you have kids.
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What makes Mangeruda so great is that the hot spring combines with a cold-water waterfall, meaning that depending on where you sit the water is scalding hot and still, rushing and cold or somewhere in between. The cold water tumbles down a smooth rock surface and combines with the hot water waterfall underneath a sagging tree. It is excellent!

Note the water can be extremely hot in places, so do dip in a toe before cannon-balling in.

On weekends it can be quite busy, while on weekdays crowds would be far lower. There are changerooms on-site along with a small though rundown playground for the kids to play in once they tire of the hot water.

You’ll need your own transport to reach here -- either a motorbike or bemo should suffice.

Contact details for Mangeruda hotsprings

Address: 30 minutes to the east of Bajawa
Admission: Admission Adult 14,000 child 7,000

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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