Kobori Cave in Muna Island, Southeast Sulawesi Province
Historical tourism is also interesting, as it offers both history and unique things for tourists. Hiding in Muna Island, a famous Kobori Cave has gained more attentions recently. The locals call it Liang Kobori, which means the hole of Kobori. It is the reminiscence of the ancient Muna Tribe with their unique arts and culture. If you come inside the cave, you may see numerous ancient paintings on the wall. Even though the cave is dark, some parts of it remain visible. In this case, make sure to have prepared a flashlight beforehand.
The mouth of Kobori Cave is covered by bushes and mosses. There are also several trees nearby, which create a comfortable nuance to this location. Once you enter the cave, it feels vast and cold. The darkness is a common atmosphere there, so you should use a flashlight to explore it. On the walls, you may see some simple paintings like cattle, horses, and other common animals. Another feature of the cave is the swallow’s nest, which are scattered on some parts inside the cave.
Exploring Kobori Cave
As mentioned before, the cave is the reminiscence of Muna Tribe. That means you can see their traces of arts and culture inside the cave. For instance, it is the ancient paintings. The name of the cave represents such valuable and historical arts, actually. In Muna Language, Liang Kobori means “Gua Tulis” or the cave of ink. It is because there are more than a hundred paintings scattered on the wall of the cave, which are painted neatly and beautifully.
Not only the cave attracts many tourists, but it also becomes a favorite destination for researchers. According to the experts, the paintings of coconut trees, a sun, and the elephants represent Muna Tribe’s agriculture. When it comes to the cattle and horses, these resemble the husbandry done by those ancient people. It is true the paintings don’t have intricate details, but those look so unique and luring. Even common people can grasp the meaning of those paintings without hassles. In a nutshell, all of them represent how Muna Tribe lived back then.
Apart from the ancient paintings, Kobori Cave also features both stalactite and stalagmite and their color is dazzling black. With these features, tourists can enjoy caving wholeheartedly as some parts of the cave are worth a visit. Some people even use the cave for camping, as it offers a refreshing and comfortable atmosphere. The width of the cave is 30 meters and the height is about 3-5 meters. When it comes to the depth, it reaches up to 50 meters.
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How to Get There
Located on Muna Island, Kobori Cave is quite reachable especially from Kendari City. Liang Kobori precisely located in Mabolu Village, Muna Regency of Southeast Sulawesi. The trip takes about 9 hours and the distance is 163 km. For beginners, it is better to take advantage of a tour agent. They will take care of everything for the travelers, including the transportation service, accommodations, and amenities. The thing is you need to pay some for their service.
Where to Stay
- Berlian Hotel
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- Alia Hotel
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