Indonesia is a big archipelago Islands that has a lot of very interesting tourist attractions. Every region in Indonesia have its own beauty with all amazing places. One of the interesting places to visit is Wangi-Wangi, Gorontalo Province. A small Island cluster located in Southeast Sulawesi. This island isn’t too big but, has a huge tourism potential. No wonder if this location became so famous as the Southeast Sulawesi tourist destination.
Its name maybe not too well-known to some people. However, maybe people will know the name of Wakatobi, as one of the most famous scuba diving places in Indonesia. Wangi-Wangi itself is the capital of Wakatobi Regency. It’s quite famous as one of the famous tourist destinations in Indonesia, as well as one of the tourist attractions in Wakatobi that can not be missed. If you are the one who love various tours related to the sea then a visit to Wangi-Wangi is a must. There are several tourist sites here that you can find, starting from beach to culinary and cultural tourism. Here is it: Wakatobi Island Indonesia Attractions
There are several tourist attractions in wangi-wangi that you can visit;
- Onemohete Sea
The first things to do in Wangi-Wangi is Onemohete sea. This location itself still a part of Wakatobi National Park which is very popular. The sea is very famous as one of the marine attractions that have an amazing underwater view. That’s the reason for it’s nickname as “A Paradise for Divers”.
This location has become a scene of scuba diving in a world, which would make the people around Wangi Wangi proud of it. Here we can see the various types of marine biota that will certainly make us like to spend our time to dive into the depths of Onemohete Sea. We can do some various way to reach some spot diving at this place by ourself. One of them, we can just rent the boats to go to Wangi-Wangi island.
If we visit, we will meet a lot of people who usually rent a boat to gets visitors who want to visit some spot diving. People in Wangi-Wangi area itself is mostly a fisherman and usually rent their boat for the purposes of tourism, especially for additional source income.
This sea will become more lively and interesting when held a famous annual event. Sail Wakatobi is one of the most famous maritime events in Indonesia even in the world. At the time many visitors that come to visit Wangi-Wangi will be more crowded. Enjoy the beauty of underwater scenery in Onemohete Sea is a must!
- Waha Beach
This beach is one of the charm of tourist attractions in Wangi-Wangi. The distance is not too far from the city. In addition, this location is also often visited by foreign tourists and local tourists. This place itself by some people also called by Cemara beach, this is because there are some cypress trees here.
The name of Cemara Beach is so familiar for us. One of famous tourist attractions in Yogyakarta also called Cemara Beach. Although the two beaches are very diifferent, a significant difference is the presence of white sand on Waha Beach, its clean white sand stretches along a 200-meters-long beach. This destination itself is often used as a location to relax while enjoying the beauty of the beach.
This place is also one of the good places to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Indonesia. Sunset is in Waha Beach is already well known with its beauty. Not only for local residents, in fact there are many people who come in purpose for this beach, just to enjoy the beauty of sunset. This beach has complete common facilities. This destination itself also have some water sports rides that we can enjoy like banana boat and some other rides. In addition in Waha Beach you can also have a culinary tour. So, have fun.
- Traditional Village Liya Togo
This type of tour may be somewhat different from other types. If we are satisfied with the marine tour and play with the beauty of nature tourism in Wangi-Wangi, then it would be nice to visit other tourist sites for a moment. One of the interesting tourist sites for us to visit is Liya Togo Village. If we come here then we will be presented with a very historycal scenery culture of Wangi-Wangi.
The first thing we can see in this location is the remnants of the former fortress during Kesultanan Buton era, an ancient kingdom that was so glorious in eastern Indonesia in its time. Here we can also enjoy other scene that’s so wonderful with the beauty of the sea around Wangi-Wangi area.
Cultural tourism may not be a well-known thing. Some cities in Indonesia itself also has many cultural attractions, such as Yogyakarta and a very famous tourist village in Bali;
- Torosiaje Village-Bajo (Native Tribe of Sulawesi)
The village of Bajo tribe is one of tourist attractions that we can not miss in Wangi-Wangi. The location of this tourist village itself is located in Torosiaje Village, Wangi Wangi area. If we have this place a visit, we will be treated by its very original and traditionaly life of the tribe of Bajo. A tribe that can be said to be a native tribe of the area.
The tribe is still alive well with their various kinds of traditional knowledge that is keep inherited. The Bajo tribe itself is famous for its ability to navigate the oceans. This is because they life depend much to the sea. Although they still living based with their own belief, but the tribe itself is very open and friendly. We can come and talk to the people, we can also have a nice tour in this village by using traditional boat.
More Attractions Around Wangi-Wangi Gorontalo
That were some examples of the tourist attractions in Wangi-Wangi. But in addition, there are still some other tourist attractions for you, things to do in Wangi-Wangi;
- Moli’i Sahatu Beach
- Sousu Beach
- Waginopo Mount
- Telaga Cave
- Kelelawar Cave, and
- Tindoi Fort
Well, that was complete information about some locations of attractions in Wangi-Wangi that you can visit. The natural beauty is so mind-blowing. You can do many unforgettable things to do in Wangi-Wangi. You will not get sad to have a travel experience here. Hopefully the information was useful. Visit Indonesia and do not come back home!