Yogyakarta has so many wonderful natural spots that you donít want to miss. Yogyakarta is mostly karst area which usually means arid and rather barren land. It was the problem of the past because today, karst area in Yogyakarta is providing lots of beautiful spots, from beaches to waterfalls.

One of the most popular waterfalls in Yogyakarta is Luweng Sampang. This one is not necessarily the grandest waterfall ever, but it surely one of the most unique. Some people went so far as to say that this is like the Grand Canyon of Indonesia, thatís definitely too over the top. Anyway, here are some facts you need to know about Curug Luweng Sampang.

The Waterfall

The actual waterfall of Luweng Sampang is only five meters high. Admittedly that is not impressive. However, what it lacks in height is compensated in uniqueness and beauty. The actual drop is happening deep inside a thin intricate canyon. There is no easy way to enjoy the actual waterfall without entering the canyon.

It doesnít stop there. The stream under the waterfall is naturally dammed, creating a lovely pond that is ideal to refresh your body. The color of the water is green or bluish in the dry season and becomes murky during the rainy season. So if you want to fully enjoy the waterfall, come here at the early dry season.


Administratively, Luweng Sampang is located at Jl. Juminahan, Mongkrong, Sampang Village, Gedang Sari District, Gunung Kidul Regency. It is roughly 23 kilometers away from Yogyakarta, and you can reach it in less than an hour. All infrastructure to get to this waterfall are already well in place, so you will have a rather enjoyable trip there.