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Ngardmau Waterfall

Ngardmau Waterfall

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General Information

 

Starting from Koror it takes approximately 30 minutes by car.

From Koror drive towards Babeldoab (Airport),

after crossing the bridge, turn left at the gas station towards Aimeliik.

Follow the compact road to the entrance of the waterfall

which will appear on the right side of the road between mile marker 19 and 20.

 

 

The Legend of the Waterfall

 

The legend of the waterfall tells that many years ago,

an eel came out of the forest to rest on a cliff.

The eel had magic powers and the people of Ngardmau saw it as a god.

The eel was huge and had only one eye.

When it layed down,

it slept so deep that it did not wake up anymore.

Time went by and the eel transformed into a river.

Its head became the waterfall.

Still today the people of Ngardmau say

that there is a huge eel living somewhere in the river.

 

Along Japanese Remains

 

 

The path to the waterfall leads trough the Taki Nature Reserve

with its unique flora and fauna.

Besides palms, teak trees and lianas,

small meat-eating plants can be found along the path.

Along the trail the visitor can find historical remains

of the Japanese colonial times.

Ruins, an old locomotive,

parts of the old railway system

and a spiritual shrine pay witness to the past bauxite mining.

During the last 60 years these remains were retaken by the jungle,

and now the old rails serve as a trail

through the forest for visitors to the conservation area.

The shrine which is located close

to the pools was constructed to protect

the Japanese operation in the area from bad luck.

From a small ledge shortly after beginning

of the hike the visitor can get a great view

over the valley with the waterfall in the deep forest.

 

The Pools

 

 

After finishing the descent,

the trail goes along

the naturally-created pools of the Nqertebechel River.

Over centuries the water worked itself

through the rock and carved out these natural bathtubs

which will continue to grow larger over time.

As the path of the water flowing down the slope changes over time,

new pools are created and old ones become quiet ponds.

Especially in these tropical temperatures,

the pools are a welcome refreshment on the hike

from the parking lot to the waterfalls.

The cool water, which is the cleanest in Palau,

invites the visitor to relax and enjoy the amazing landscape.

 

The Waterfall

 

 

After enjoying the pools,

a short hike through the jungle or through the river

brings you to the foot of the waterfall.

While enjoying your snack or lunch in the traditional Palauan huts,

you can observe beautiful rainbows in the mist of the waterfall.

The Medal – A – Iyechad waterfall is the highest

and biggest waterfall in Palau.

It is approximately 120 feet (37 meters) wide

and the water drops a stunning

100 feet (30 meters) to the rocks below.

Standing under the waterfall is in any case

an unforgettable experience during your visit to Palau!

The legend of the waterfall which is told in Ngardmau

tells that many years ago an eel came out

of the forest to rest on a cliff.

The eel had magic powers,

and the people of Ngardmau saw it as a god.

The eel was huge and had only one eye.

When it lay down, it slept so deeply that it never woke again.

Time went by, and the eel transformed into a river.

Its head became the waterfall.

Still today, the people of Ngardmau say

that there is a huge eel living somewhere in the river...

After the hike, the visitor can find showers,

bathrooms, and summer houses at the entrance of the waterfall.

The Blai, how the Palauans call these summer houses

are constantly provided with a fresh breeze coming out of the jungle.

The ideal place to relax before and after the hike!

Furthermore sodas, snacks, storyboards,

and other hand-made local products and souvenirs can be bought here.

For those who are not to tired from the hike,

the hill next to the entrance offers a great view over the jungle,

the valley with the waterfall and the coast of Ngardmau.

 

Tour along the River

 

 

As an additional adventure,

we recommend a guided walk

along the river through the jungle to the village.

If you want you can also take a canoe tour

from the village through the mangrove forest

to the old Japanese dock of Ngardmau.

If you are interested in one of these adventures,

please contact us at our Liaison Office in Koror for more information.

 

The waterfall is open every day

from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: $5 per Person

Free Parking

 

Address


Ngardmau State Government
P.O. Box 6015
Koror, Republic of Palau

Phone and Email

Waterfall: (680) 747-1401

Email:ngardmaugovt@palaunet.com

 

 




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