Gunung Jantan Waterfall in Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands Province


The prime tourist activity in Riau Islands Regency is none other than island hopping. Well, after that, tourists must conduct more adventure there. For instance, they can start exploring the forest and visit some attractive waterfalls. One of them is located in Karimun Regency and it belongs to Tebing Sub-District. The name is Gunung Jantan Village and the exact location is in Pongkar Village. Some people call it Pongkar Waterfall, actually, which is based on the location. The waterfall offers an astonishing environment and beautiful landscape. Not to mention the location is secluded on a highland.

The Nuance
The seclusion makes Gunung Jantan Waterfall is suitable for relaxation and getting away from daily routines. The size is small and the water discharge is weak either. Tourists can even climb it and play water above the waterfall safely. Below it, tourists may find a serene natural pond with its clear water. Located near to the natural pond, a simple swimming pool resides! Thanks to excellent management. They have built several facilities there. For the information, the distance between the ticket booth and the waterfall is about 200 meters. Thus, everyone needs to conduct short trekking for reaching the site. Along the way to the location, they may see several wild monkeys, as well.

Exploring Gunung Jantan Waterfall
The first thing that tourists can enjoy in Gunung Jantan Waterfall is none other than trekking. As mentioned earlier, after paying the entrance fee, tourists must walk for about several minutes in order to reach the waterfall. They may pass through different landscapes either. Have no worries. The trekking route is considered easy and it won’t take much time to get there. As for the tip, tourists must not forget carrying a camera while trekking. The purpose is to take photos of both nature and animals along the way to the site.

Later, once arriving at Gunung Jantan Waterfall, tourists may see the serene waterfall right away. It is likely all visitors would get in the natural pond or play water near to the waterfall. As an alternative, they can use the swimming pool for either bathing or swimming. The good news is that everyone can use the pool freely! The pool features refreshing water, so it is able to eradicate tiredness due to trekking.

After spending some time at Gunung Jantan Waterfall, tourists should consider exploring the nearby nature. The purpose is to meet local animals and enjoy the lush nuance, for sure. The songs of birds and swift monkeys would accompany them during exploration, in fact. Aside from that, various types of trees grow abundantly there. The waterfall is located on the foot of Jantan Mountain, after all.

Nearby Attractions

  • Karimun Jantan Mountain
  • Jabeka Downhill Track
  • Ketam Beach
  • Pongkar Swimming Pool

How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, they can simply take an airplane at Soekarno – Hatta International Airport and head to Bandar Lampung City directly. This flight usually takes around 1 hour and 35 minutes! Later, once arriving at Hang Nadim Airport, tourists should reach the local port in order to get a boat service. The destination is indeed Karimun Regency. As for the duration, it may take around 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Aston Karimun City Hotel
  • New City Hotel
  • King Star Hotel


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