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Coban Rondo

By Hendricus Bernard in Activities

Jul 2, 2021

Freshness on the Waterfall, puzzlement on the Labirynth. It’s Coban Rondo. Coban Rondo Waterfall, One of the most incredible nature’s bounty is a waterfall. You can find one in Malang, East Java.

The name of the waterfall is Coban Rondo,in Pandesari Village, Pujon District, Malang. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the city of Malang. Coban Rondo Waterfall’s water is from a water spring on the slope of Mount Kawi. It has an astonishing height of 84 meters and located 1135 meters above sea level.

If you plan to visit Coban Rondo Waterfall, it is better to do it in dry months between April and October. There is an urban legend about this waterfall. A long time ago, a newlywed couple wanted to go to Mount Anjasmoro, as it is the groom’s hometown. Despite the bride’s parents disapproval, they went on the trip. They met a man who is dazzled by the bride’s beauty and tried to take her away. That manager the groom and led into a fight between the groom and this man. The groom then asked his assistant to hide the bride in a place with a “Coban”, which Javanese means waterfall. The fight between the groom and the man was so fierce that it led to both their demise, making the bride become a widow, which Javanese called “rondo”. Because of this urban legend, the waterfall which becomes the bride hiding place is called Coban Rondo, which means The Widow Waterfall.

Other than the waterfall, have you ever seen a labyrinth garden? We usually can find a labyrinth garden in adventure Hollywood movies, such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. If you ever want to know what it feels like to explore one, you can do so in Coban RondoLabyrinth. It is a challenging labyrinth garden, with plants acting as walls with 2-meter height.

The labyrinth route is changed every two weeks, making it a new experience every time you visit and making it harder for people to search for a cheat sheet from the internet. The goal of the labyrinth is to get to the centre of the maze. There we can find a fountain with a koi pond. A zip line is hanging above the labyrinth for those who prefer to slide down into the maze. It takes about thirty minutes from the city of Malang to this labyrinth. Located in Pandesari Village, Pujon District, Malang, it is still the same area as Coban Rondo Waterfall, so you might want to visit both of them if you ever see Coban Rondo.