This is a 5/5 for Indonesia, which is so awful for public places.
It is actually clean - something that I could barely believe, given the relative rubbish strewn nature of all other Indonesian public spaces I've been to. They must hire people to pick up rubbish on a regular basis.
Not sure about the foreigners paying more part - I didn't want to have to fight about it so I just walked straight in without paying. So free was a good price for me. I also noticed a number of ways to enter out of site of the gate, so free it will be for all future visits unless they locals send me a personalised letter telling me they're not going to try to rip me off for being born elsewhere.
You shouldn't pay more than 10 ribu to get from the gate to the waterfall - anyway, zooming around on a motorbike kind of defeats the 'hiking in the forest' bit doesn't it? If anything, I found the motorbike touts the only annoying part of the park, and they ought to be banned. My daughter and I enjoyed a reasonably long horseride back to the gate for 20 ribu. Roughly the going rate - I could have haggled the price down, but given the horseman had been honest and was a decent working old man I didn't.
It is really nice - again, relative to the not-niceness of everywhere else - and early in the morning on a weekday it was peaceful - it quickly got busier - I imagine on a weekend it's rather less pleasant and pretty flat out busy.
The Japanese cave was rather unpleasant looking, the Dutch one looked cool - my little child cried not to go inside so I can't say how cool it is to wander. The Gua Belanda you can walk straight from one end to another without a torch, although note risk of falling and breaking your neck and becoming crippled.
Will definitely come again...and not pay to enter again:)
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