Tiworo Fort in West Muna Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province
In the past, Muna Island consisted of two kingdoms. The names were Muna and Tiworo. Today, both of them become regencies of Southeast Sulawesi Province. For tourists, it is possible to learn some history and witness the reminiscence of Tiworo Kingdom. Where is it? As for reference, there is Tiworo Fort. The location is in West Muna Regency. It is also situated near to Kambara River. This ancient fort is worth a visit, especially those who love history and old buildings.
In terms of appearance, Tiworo Fort looks old. The size is not quite big either. For many, it looks like a regular gate. However, you can find a watchtower in the midst of it. Not to mention there is a mosque. The name is Sangia Barakati. The next thing to know is the formation of trees. The fort is surrounded by plants and shady trees. Since there are no keepers, the fallen leaves are scattered on the ground. Due to this issue, the location appears dirty and unmanaged.
Exploring Tiworo Fort
Tourists can do many things in Tiworo Fort. For example, it becomes an opportunity to learn the history of this site. In the past, it became one of the resting areas for the kings. Today, the local government uses it as the location for an inauguration. Any new Major of West Muna should take vows and perform a traditional ritual in this location. Apart from that, the locals use it for worshipping. Thanks to the government. The fort has been renovated over time. Thus, it can accommodate visitors regardless of the type of activity.
In the past, Tiworo Fort consisted of traps and big rocks. The size of this trap is quite wide, as well. Unfortunately, it was damaged over time. Many people took some of those rocks for numerous construction projects. No wonder, there were not many rocks left. If you come at the right time, you may see some locals wandering in this fort. It is said they are looking for blesses from such structure. According to the locals, the last king who lived in this fort was La Ode Pelo. At that time, the fort became a symbol of feudalism. Today, it serves numerous functions especially a vacation destination.
Another thing to do is to enter Sangia Barakati Mosque. This small mosque is situated inside the fort. The last thing to do will be visiting other forts like Lakauale, Lasiapamu, and much more. Therefore, you should come with a tour guide. At least, he can help you to get around in West Muna Regency.
- Motonunu Lake
- Napabale Lake
How to Get There
For those who come from Jakarta, you need to take an airplane to Haluoleo Airport. It is located in Kendari City. Next, you can simply head to Raha City and West Muna Regency. This trip takes approximately 10 hours and the distance is 188 km. For a simpler trip, you can hire a tour agency. Despite their expensive price, they will take care of everything on your behalf.
Where to Stay
- Alia Hotel
- Andalas Hotel
- Anugrah Ina Hotel
Diving at Sombu Beach, Wakatobi’s Underwater Paradise
Traveling to Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi, is not complete without trying diving or snorkeling tours. The reason is, Wakatobi is known for its white sand and clear sea. One of the famous spots in Wakatobi for diving is Sombu Beach. This white sandy beach with a row of coral reefs is always hunted by tourists. Sombu Beach is located in Wangi-Wangi District. The distance is about 30 minutes from Matahora Airport, or 20 minutes from the city center. At first glance, this coastline does not look so long. Even so, the…
Hoga Island, Beautiful Islands Belongs To Wakatobi
Hoga Island is one of the beautiful islands belongs to Wakatobi Islands region, Southeast Sulawesi or commonly referred to as Wakatobi Islands National Park. Has an area of ??about 1,390,000 ha which is a combination of several other islands, Hoga Island is located east of Kaledupa Island. Besides Kaledupa Island, there are also a number of other small islands nearby such as Tomia Island, Wangi-Wangi Island, Binongko Island and Kapota Island. Access to get to Hoga Island can be started from Kendari or Bau-Bau first, then just cross to Hoga…
Tangkeno Village, Bombana Tourism Icon
Bombana Regency in Southeast Sulawesi Province is currently improving its tourism potential in order to compete with other tourist destinations in the archipelago. The regency covering ??2,845.36 km2 area with Rumbia as capital city and has natural resources of mine which is being sought after by investors. Bombana also has rich cultural, nautical beauty, natural panorama and historical heritage that still neatly stored. Registered as a tourism village, Tangkeno receives district government support to maintain its natural landscape, including the springs that flow across the island. Tangkeno has long been…
Moramo Waterfall, The Fairies Bathing Palace
Moramo Waterfall is located in Tanjung Peropa Nature Reserve Region. Precisely located in the Sumber Sari Village, Moramo Subdistrict, Konawe South Regency, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Moramo Waterfall is an amazing nature gift for Konawe Selatan Regency, South-East Sulawesi, which has seven stages of waterfall where the place of water flowed freely. According to the story that developed in the community, this place was believed as the fairies bathed place that descended from heaven. Moramo Waterfall is the beautiful stratified waterfall (cascade) with height around 100 meters. From this height, the…