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Jl. Raya Tanawangko, Desa Tateli Kecamatan Pineleng Kabupaten Minahasa Sulawesi Utara Manado
Please bring along enough food if you like to stay longer to enjoy fresh mountain air while listening to explanations given by the keeper. It is best to ask people around because directions to this site are not very clear.
When visiting this tourist site, you will see mountains and large rice fields with cows and horses in green savannas on the left and right sides of the street.
When entering this Watu Pinawetengan, which means ’The Stone of discussion about the division’, you must take off your footwear, because it is believed that this place still has its magical religious side. Therefore, many local people and tourists visit this site to pray to God. Even some foreigners often come here to perform certain rituals such as asking for recovery, and protection and perform rituals to thank God for what they have.
About 100 meters from this stone, you can walk down the stairs behind the stone and find a spring. Water from this spring is potable.
This megalithic stone is located in Pinabetengan village, Minahasa district, which is accessible by private cars and public transportations. You can take a bus from Karombasan bus station. If you use a rented car, you can take Tomohon way toward the south i.e., to Kawangkoan.
From Kawangkoan, you can take a motor taxi to take you to the location, which is located about 2 kilometers away. This tourist object has a narrow access with sharp turnings. Therefore, you should be careful when driving your car.
This tourist object has no restaurant selling food or drink. Therefore, it is best for you to bring along your own food and buy food from Kawangkoan such as crispy Kawangkoan peanuts and other culinaries such as "ragey", which is fried pork or "paniki", which is fried bat with chilli.
In addition to a historical site, this stone is also used as a facility to pray to God by local people and tourists. You can enjoy the scenery of Minahasa from this location because it is situated at the side of Mount Soputan. Wooden bench is available to enjoy the scenery from this mountain side. In addition, you can also learn about the history of Minahasa sub-enthics related with this stone from the keeper of Watu Pinawetengan who lives near the stone.