Kamis, 06 Januari 2011

LARUNG SEMBONYO

Larung Sembonyo is held by local fishermen In Prigi Beach about 48 Km, South of Trenggalek city in "SELO" of eleventh month (of javanese calender). Larung Sembonyo is not only a ritual ceremony which is mean to thank to God because of His blessing but also In memorize the wedding party of Raden Tumenggung Yudha Negara, Mataram Army Commander by keeping his promise that he would marry Gambar lnten princess and he succeded in opening the bay of Prigi.

TURONGGO YAKSO

The dance belong to the traditional dance called "jaranan" which is also founding another regions. But Turonggo Yakso has a special made of bufallo's leather. Turonggo Yakso symbolizes the victory of villages in driving away the devil. In addition to the unique imitation horse, the moment of the dance and "gending" (musical composition for gamelan) are also dynamic and energic.

LOWO CAVE

Lowo Cave (Guo Lowo) is located in Watuagung village, Watulimo district, about 30 km South East of Trenggalek city, on the way to Prigi Beach, Karanggongso Beach, Damas Beach. When the visitor have received by fresh air and the cool mountain with teak forest aroma, because the location of Lowo cave is surrounded by teak forest. From the park area to the cave, the road is split of teak forest. And when arrive at the mouth of the cave, the tourists welcomed by a wide cave room that looks like a hall. The cave roof is about 20-50 meters; the wide is about 50 meters. The cave wall is decorated by various kinds of panorama and decoration.

The beautiful of the wall with its stalactites and stalagmite, are looks so artistic with its light. Based on the cave expert person, Mr. Gilbert Manthovani and Dr. Robert K Kho in 1984, it is declared that Lowo cave is the big natural cave in south east Asia with its length is 800 meters, nine main rooms and some small rooms. To enjoy the wonder and beauty of the cave, there are bridges and artistic electric lamps a long the cave. Out side the cave there are playground facilities for children and wide parking area.

The Founding of Lowo Cave
A man named Lomedjo was came to a jungle looking for a place to had meditation. Then, he found a small cave that suitable for his meditation, which is near to a pool. He named the pool as the 'blue pool' (Kedung biru). Its located is about 600 meters of Lowo cave (this place is still used for meditation place by some people).
Because his pray and effort beg to the God, finally he got a dream that there is a big cave around his meditation place, which is become the animals hide.
One day, he found a big, dark and smell cave. Because there are a lot of bat in that cave, then this cave called Lowo cave. And the meditation place is about 600 meters of east side of the Lowo cave.

TOURISM BEACH

KARANGGONGSO BEACH
Karanggongso beach is about 3 Km, east of Prigi. The beach is 1,5 Km long with its white sand, gullet and clear water which enables the tourists to take a bath. This beach is located in Tasikmadu village. This beach is facilitated with a cottage, a hotel and boats rental, including Hotel Prigi and a hotel belongs to the Regional Government cooperative.

With its natural scenery around, Karanggongso Beach is suitable for the visitor to enjoy the sea air and the waves. There are big stones around the beach. The visitor can sit there, watch the waves and feel the wind. This beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Trenggalek regency that can attract both the domestic and foreign tourists.

PRIGI BEACH
Prigi Beach is located in Tasikmadu village Watulimo district. It constitutes the most beautiful natural tourism object in Trenggalek regency and equipped with such facilities as Parking Area, Camping Site / Ground, Sport Center, Hotels, Restaurants, Etc. Beside to this Beach is a part of fish sale center. It can be reached by land transportation like buses and public van.

Prigi Beach is known for its magnificient rock formations. The most attractive part of this beach is its Southwestern coast. It includes a main bay, used by fishing boats as a harbour. The beach is also the site of Larung Semboyo, a sea festival worth attending. In the trip to Prigi Beach, the visitor could enjoy the beauty of nature for the length of the trip. Prigi Beach is known also as whichever fisheries tourist attraction to be gotten the big fishing port.

 
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