Places to visit

Waruga Sawangan

Waruga Sawangan

Overview

Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado.

Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person buried.
 
There are 144 “dotu” or clans gathered together at the waruga park in Sawangan, whose original locations were previously spread out throughout several villages in the Minahasa district, but these have now been gathered in the waruga compound at Sawangan and nearby Airmadidi.
Since this heritage which originates from the  megalitic era is notable, several heads of state  have come to view them , among others Queen Jualiana and Prince Bernard, as well as Queen Beatrix  of the Netherlands and many more.

To Stay

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Highland Resort & Nature Tours

Kinilow Jaga VI Tomohon

Jhoanie Hotel

Jl. Lingkar Timur Kakaskasen - Tomohon Utara 95415 Tomohon North Sulawesi

Happy Flower Resort

Rungku Street, Kakaskasen 2 Tomohon North Sulawesi

Lokon Boutique Resort

Kakaskasen I, Tomohon Utara Tomohon

Gran Puri Manado Hotel

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 458 95116 Manado

Hotel Lucky Inn

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.88 Malalayang I Manado

The Yellow House

27 Pulau Samosir Street, Santo Joseph Manado

Manado Quality Hotel

Jl. Piere Tendean No. 88- 89 95114 Manado

Lion Hotel & Plaza Manado

Jl. Piere Tendean no.19 Boulevard 95114 Manado North Sulawesi

Sahid Manado Hotel

Jl. Babe Palar 1 Manado

Rockrand Hotel

Jl. Ahmad Yani 16 No. 1 95114 Manado North Sulawesi

New Mokupa Resort

Jl. Raya Trans Sulawesi, Minahasa Manado

To Stay

No hotel is available near this location. If you like to stay overnight, you can stay at Tondano, which is about 30 minutes drive from Sawangan. Alternatively, it will take only about one hour to return to Manado from Airmadidi.


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