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Address: Jalan Tondano-Airmadidi, Airmadidi, Indonesia

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Traditional graves of the Minahasa tribe

Never would have thought that visiting a burial site would be interesting, but it was and educational too. Our guide explained to us how, in the olden days, the people placed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Archaeological Park Waruga-Waruga Sawangan, after writing about the Archaeological Park Mural Waruga Sawangan published previously. In the Archaeological Park Waruga-Waruga Sawangan there are 144 waruga moved to where it was in 1817, after the Dutch colonial government issued a ban in 1800 to no longer perform burial in Waruga because of the smell coming out as well as the cholera... More 

Thank Bagus B
Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is an amazing mystical tours which is in north sulawesi. this is the megalithic heritage, where in there are have a dead body. waruga consists of body section and cover the core is empty to be filled remains of the dead. waruga scattered in various places in north sulawesi especially in the land of minahasa. however, in the village... More 

Thank Fadhel M
Bitung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

waruga is a coffin from stone and made by 1 people before die and use this coffin after die and position in the coffin like first born

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Never would have thought that visiting a burial site would be interesting, but it was and educational too. Our guide explained to us how, in the olden days, the people placed their dead in a squatting position in these carved stone structures. A closer look at the carved stone on the top used to cover the bottom part where the... More 

Thank dynamic14
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

So I had this idea to visit Waruga Burial Complexes while I am still here in N. Sulawesi but I had no idea where those warugas are located. We went to Tondano, to Sawangan, and got ourselves completely guided by a young man and he knows many things related to warugas. So, instead of burying their dead, ancient Minahasans put... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

North Sulawesi is a beautiful part of the world, but it mostly attracts people interested in Pulau Bunaken, famed for its diving. However, it has a rich natural heritage on land, too, and is a very scenic part of the country. There is also something on offer for history buffs, in the form of 'warugas', a kind of megalithic stone... More 

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