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Curug Cimahi

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Curug Cimahi is the Sundanese name for a spectacularly tall waterfall 17 km to the north of Bandung, also known by the Indonesian name, Air Terjun Pelangi or simply Rainbow Waterfall due to coloured lights installed to illuminate the falls at night (although we’re not sure these are still in working order).

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The almost 90 metre high cascade can easily be seen from the entrance ticket booth, the narrow straight fall broken by a pool one quarter of the way from the top, then continuing into the lush river valley below. While we didn’t see a rainbow of colours, green features predominantly in the tropical jungle landscape. A seemingly endless stairway leads from the roadside entrance switching back and forward to the river 100 metres below where it’s possible to take a dip in the refreshingly cool waters (read icy cold)—while we didn’t count them, the official number is 587 steps. You probably won’t notice so much on the way down, but may huff and puff a little on the way back, but do take care as some steps are rather high and can be very ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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