Telun Berasap Waterfall is a nature tourism destination which is located in Kerinci District, Jambi Province. The water flows from Lake Gunung Tujuh, which is situated at an altitude of 50 meters. The surrounding people call the waterfall “Telun Berasap” (literally means water smoke) since the fast current of water falling down from the crag creating such “water smoke.”
There is a cave nearby the waterfall. However, the local inhabitants are not brave enough to enter the cave. The cave has numerous meandering alleys hence it is difficult to reach. Moreover, the fast current of the waterfall and its escarpment keep the cave isolated from tourists visiting Telun Berasap Waterfall.
Telun Berasap Waterfall offers you with the magnificent scenery of green nature and fresh air of surrounding areas. The water falling down from above sprays soft sprinkle water on the bottom of the waterfall. It is jut like a white smoke called “water smoke”. The water‘s grains spread beautiful colour when the sun shines brightly. The grains spout shinning light like a rainbow.
Telun Berasap Waterfall. Awesome waterfall at Jambi
Telun Berasap Waterfall can be found in Telun Berasap Village, Kayu Aro Sub-district, Kerinci District, Jambi Province, Indonesia.
Telun Berasap Waterfall can be reached through three alternatives ways. First, from Jambi to the Punuh River (500 kilometers) and spends approximately 10 hours by taking public transportation or personal car.
Second, starting from Padang to Tapan, then continue to the Penuh River around 278 kilometers. The trip needs for about seven hours to reach the site by using public transportation, rent car, and personal car.
And the last, from Padang to Muaralabuh then continue to Kersik Tuo for about 211 kilometers. It can be reached for about five to six hours by public transportation.
There are many hotels in the Penuh River – the capital of Kerinci District – with the prices range from IDR 15.000 to IDR 100.000,00 (per February 2008). Some comfortable hotels are available for you to stay longer in the location. Some food tents ready to offer you some traditional foods and drinks typically Jambi Province such as Beras Payo, Gulai Ikan Semah, Dendeng Beteko, Kacang Tojin, Lemang, Jeruk Polemek, Kopi Kerinci, and Teh Kayu Aro.