This is not a regular public pool, it is actually a water theme park. Can you believe it?
Take a moment this 2018 to escape into the underwater realm of Umbul Ponggok in Indonesia and take advantage of the underwater attractions without ever having to drown your wallet!
Located at the heart of Central Java, this must-see park is the Polanharjo village’s natural kodak shack. Tons of tourists flock to the sunken site to take pictures on the underwater swing sets and coffee tables.
This was an ordinary spring. Surrounded by native people houses, the pool can be seen from the street, food vendors with motor bike calling. But when you jump into the pool, the crystal clear chill water was so fresh with abundant colorful fishes.
Anyone can visit this submarine site at any day, weekdays or weekends, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Visitors must pay Rp. 5,000 (USD 0.37) for the entrance and choose between snorkeling for Rp. 10,000 (USD 0.65) or a photoshoot for Rp. 100,000 (USD 6.50), or even both!
Umbul Ponggok has an overall 4 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor, winning over visitors who’ve had scheduled weddings, eco-tours, or simply, pictorial parties!
Here’s what one reviewer had to say:
“The swimming pool is MASSIVE, the fish are all sizes, shapes, and colors which makes for an amazing experience. Jump in the water and try to open your eyes. If you have your own snorkeling gear bring it, if not the rental is cheap and you can use it for as long as you’d like…Bring a gopro or an underwater camera if you don’t want to pay 50k for an hour of photography. The underwater scooters, bikes, T.V. sets, swing set and even a tent are worth it!”
Watch the photo gallery here of Umbul Ponggok via the TripAdvisor’s website.