3 months ago
Probolinggo, East Jawa - Indonesia
• Camera: Sony Alpha 7R III
• Lens: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8GM
After three hours’ drive from Surabaya, descending into the Probolinggo Regency, one will find a spectacular sight, that lies hidden at the end of a deep valley in the foothills of the Tengger mountain range, the enchanting Madakaripura Waterfall, that never cease to pour down an endless rain of blessings. Believed to be the final meditation place of Gajah Mada, commander-in-Chief, of the great Javanese kingdom of Majapahit in East Java.
An atmosphere of natural grandeur radiates around as the waterfall comes into view. As the rumbling sounds of water grows louder, a spellbinding feature of water curtains cover the path, that not only please the eyes but also freshen body and soul.
Surrounded by outstandingly high walls, the Fall flows down into an almost mystical natural chamber. Inside the 200 meters “chamber”, the reflected sunlight shining through onto the wet green moss on the rocky wall accompanied by the ever rumbling sounds of water creates a spectacle unlikely found elsewhere.
Madakaripura Waterfall is dubbed as the tallest waterfall in Java and the second tallest waterfall in Indonesia after Sigura-gura Waterfall near Lake Toba, North Sumatra.