Larenggam Cave in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
During a visit to Talaud Regency, tourists should spare their time and head to several interesting caves including Larenggam Cave. It is located in Arangkaa Village, actually. Unlike other caves in Indonesia, this one has an interesting history for tourists to learn later. Another allure of the site is none other than the location. Tourists need to spend some time and efforts to get there, due to the challenging route. Have no worries. It becomes the opportunity to enjoy trekking and natural exploration. Somehow, the site is suitable for photography as well!
Even though Larenggam Cave doesn’t get enough maintenance from the local government, it offers a distinct beauty to visitors. The first fact is that the cave resides near to a stunning beach! That means tourists are able to enjoy two types of attractions at once. Also, there is a bamboo bench located near to the cave on where tourists can relax while enjoying the atmosphere of the site. As for the nuance, it feels both peaceful and soothing. It is because the cave is surrounded by old big trees and located on a hill.
Exploring Larenggam Cave
The most common reason to visit Larenggam Cave is indeed caving. That means visitors come to explore both the exterior and interior of the cave. Once arriving at the mouth of the cave, tourists may feel the mystical nuance right away. There is also a noticeable object having the shape of a container. Here is the surprising fact. The container has several skulls and bones in it! According to the locals, those are the bones of King Larenggam’s warlords. For further information regarding these bones, tourists should ask either villagers or tour guides.
For those who want to enter the cave, they need to pass through a challenging route. The landscape is considered steep and it is covered by trees’ roots. It is even said those trees have been there for hundreds of years! Not only the route is steep, but it is also slippery! Unfortunately, tourists won’t find any stairs there so they need to take steps carefully. Have no worries. No wild animals are seen, so it is going to be safe.
As for the tip, it is quite recommended to come to Larenggam Cave with a tour guide. He would be able to show directions efficiently and provide thorough information regarding the cave. It is said the cave was used by the Dutch to arrest and restrain Larenggam Kingdom’s army. No wonder, many bones are found there! It is sad that the local government hasn’t given much attention to the cave despite the historical value and tourism potential. It would be great if it gets nice facilities and accommodations, no?
- Germita Church
- Tabang Beach
How to Get There
For those coming from Manado City, they must get an airplane right away at Sam Ratulangi International Airport. The destination is none other than Melangguane Airport at Talaud Regency. This flight takes around 1 hour and 5 minutes! Once arriving at Melonguane City, they can take any available local transportation and head to the cave immediately. This trip takes about 4 hours, actually.
Where to Stay
- Mentari Inn
Everyone knows marine tourism destinations in North Sulawesi, Bunaken Marine Park will definitely be the main reference. In fact, many marine tourism destinations are scattered in the regencies of North Nusa which are no less beautiful. North Nusa is an area that includes three archipelagic districts at the northern tip of Sulawesi. The three archipelagic regencies are Sitaro , Sangihe and Talaud Islands Regency. Previously, these three regencies were part of the Sangihe Talaud Regency before they were divided. In Sitaro Regency (Siau Tagulandang Biaro) itself, there is a lot…
Since it was designated as a crossborder destination, Talaud Islands in North Sulawesi, began to improve its tourism. In addition to starting calendar of events, promotions, physical infrastructure to tourist support, Talaud make Sara Island became the mainstay of tourism icon. The uninhabited small island located in the Pacific Ocean is ready to be promoted for marine tourism. The exotic Sara Island with its fine white sandy beach. Regent of Talaud Islands Regency Sri Wahyuni Manalip said, Sara Island is one of the islands ready for sale for tourism activity.…
Lenso Dance Lenso is a folk dance from Minahasan, North Sulawesi and Maluku. The word Lenso means handkerchief, hence it uses that property during the dance. This dance is commonly presented in groups during some occasions or party, like wedding party, harvest time, new year, Christmas and many more. The most interesting from this dance is, the participants who are still single, can search for mate during the party by performing this dance. www.indonesia-tourism.com
Lembeh Island Lembeh island is part of Bitung administrative area in North Sulawesi. The island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi Island by the Lembeh Strait. Lembeh island is famous for those who like to dive, because Lembeh island is the best diving spot after Bunaken. The divers recognized Bunaken as the Sea Garden in the Earth, but Lembeh is such a virgin island. It is untouched and almost to be the perfect diving spot. There are so many unusual habitats and exotic organisms live under Lembeh island, like,…