Songgo Langit Waterfall in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
When visiting Jepara Regency, tourists should head to Muria Mountain and explore available waterfalls in that area. One of the most famous waterfalls is called Songgo Langit. It resides in Bucu Village and belongs to Kembang Sub-District. The waterfall is known for its beauty and unique landscape, actually. Plus, tourists have the chance to meet local birds and other creatures in that area. Some people also take advantage of the site for exploration, bathing, photography, sightseeing, and relaxation! That means Songgo Langit offers a complete allure to everyone regardless of the purpose of visiting.
In general, Songgo Langit has a peaceful nuance. It is because the location is in the midst of wild nature and it is surrounded by lush trees. Well, people gave the name not without a reason. “Songgo” means to support or sustain while “Langit” means the sky. It is because the waterfall features a tall big cliff. If tourists see the cliff from below, it looks like supporting the sky! The next impressive feature is related to the size of the waterfall. It has the height of about 80 meters and the width of 2 meters. There is even a natural pond, having the depth of 3 meters. Not to mention many beautiful butterflies are often seen on the site
Exploring Songgo Langit Waterfall
It is likely all visitors want to witness the unique landscape of Songgo Langit Waterfall directly. Their purpose is to see the tall cliff that makes the site famous. It becomes the reason why the locals gave the name to the waterfall, after all. During the visit, it is also recommended to take some photos of the nature including the waterfall itself, the cliff, natural pond, lush trees, bushes, and many more.
Aside from sightseeing and photography, many people come to Songgo Langit Waterfall for bathing or swimming. According to the locals, those who take a bath in that area would have a long-lasting youth! It is only a rumor, though, as no one can prove it scientifically. The only consideration is the fact that the pond features a deep riverbed having the depth of about 8 meters! Thus, all people should be careful when swimming or taking a bath in it.
Another allure is the legend behind Songgo Langit Waterfall. It is said a young man married to a girl from a nearby village. Due to a misunderstanding with the girl’s parents, though, he decided to bring the girl back to his house. Unfortunately, they got an accident and fell into a valley where the waterfall resides now. Their bodies weren’t found until now including the cart that they rode on. For further information, tourists can learn it from villagers later.
- Mount Muria
- Grenjengan Waterfall
- Sendang Sinatah Waterfall
How to Get There
From Semarang City, tourists need to spend about 1 hour and 50 minutes to get to Songgo Langit Waterfall. The distance is 76.6 km, after all. Later, from Jepara, their next destination is Bucu Village at Kembang Sub-District where the waterfall is located. This trip may take around 51 minutes, as the distance is 32.4 km. It can be faster if tourists take Jepara – Bangsri Street, though.
Where to Stay
- Kelet Hotel
- The Gecho Inn