Enjoying a Cave Exploration in Southeast Sulawesi Province


An adventure in Southeast Sulawesi Province always involves the nature because of abundant options of nature attractions. The fact is that such region owns many caves scattered in different locations. All of them are worth an exploration, so it is going to be challenging vacation for everyone. Apart from tourists, the caves in Southeast Sulawesi also attract numerous archeologists. Thanks to the ancient paintings painted on the wall and the roof of those caves. These include Ceruk, Kolumbo, Mentanduro, La Kabori, Toko, and Wa Bose Cave. For the best ancient paintings exploration, the best destinations are Nasrofa, Ida Malangi, Tangga Ara, and La Sabo Cave.

The Nuance 
The best destination is Muna Island as it becomes the home of numerous caves. Even researchers have approved it, so you must choose such region as the prime location for an adventure. The best feature is the ancient paintings, which look simple but unique. Most of them have the shape of animals and the color is brown. These paintings are located mostly on the roof of the cave, but sometimes the condition can be quite dark so you need to carry a flashlight.

Exploring the Caves of Southeast Sulawesi Province
The thing is each cave holds different shapes of ancient painting. For example, you may see the paintings of people’s palms in Maros, which are the signature paintings of such area. However, this type of antique wall painting is nowhere to be found in Muna Regency. It is because the style of cave painting in Muna is similar to that of Kei and Papua Island. The color is brown as if it is created using clays. When it comes to the shape, it mostly comes in human shape.

In many caves in Southeast Sulawesi Province, you may see the painting of humans holding weapons and they fight to each other. Some of the paintings also show the dancing people and those who ride a horse. In some parts of those caves, there are even the paintings of flying humans. Apart from the pictures of human, there are also the paintings of animals like crocodiles, deer, lizards, dogs, snakes, etc.

Tourists would definitely enjoy a good time in those locations. It is because the paintings are rare and interesting. Not to mention you are able to learn a little bit about an ancient life of people in Southeast Sulawesi Province. Due to numerous shapes and styles of the paintings, you can jump to conclusion that the ancient people have a unique way of living. Not to mention each region represents different styles and shape of paintings. There is a chance to explore nearby locations, too!

Nearby Attractions

  • Raha Square
  • Jati Monument
  • Napabale Beach

How to Get There
Many unique caves are available on Muna Island, which means this location becomes your primary destination. From Kendari City, the trip takes about 9 hours and the distance is 163 km. it can be longer if you come from Jakarta or other provinces. It is because the trip involves both an airplane and a ferry, which means it costs lots of money as well. Thus, make sure to bring more money with you.

Where to Stay

  • Berlian Hotel
  • Alia Hotel
  • Tiga Dara Hotel

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