Lowo Cave (Guo Lowo)
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.
Panehan Island Penehan island is one of the outer islands in Indonesia that located in Hindia Ocean and has bordered with Autralia. This island is administratively part of Trenggalek regency, East Java. This island is located in the south side of Panggul, Trenggalek. To reach this island is first have to start from Trenggalek City to PPn Prigi in Prigi Village, Watulimo subdistrict for about 2,5 hours drive by public transportation. From PPn Prigi it continues to Sekel island by fisherman boat and then to Penehan island. www.indonesia-tourism.com