Pengantin Cave in Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo District
Several sacred caves lie near to Warna and Pangilon Lake in Dieng Wetan Village, including Pengantin Cave. Like other local caves in Dieng Plateau, it becomes a popular location to do a pilgrimage tour and meditating. Not to mention the locals often perform a ritual in that area regularly. There is even a myth regarding the positive aura of the cave that can help people to find a true love. No wonder, the name is Pengantin, which means “the bride”. For tourists, the cave simply becomes a spot to do an exploration and photography because it is surrounded by lush nature and beautiful atmosphere.
In terms of size, Pengantin Cave is not quite big, having the depth of roughly 10 meters. Even the mouth of the cave looks like a mere crack in the rock wall. In front of it, there is the fence that keeps people to be aware of the sacredness of the cave. As if, it tells visitors not to act carelessly when exploring the area. Also, there is an information board telling people about the sanctity of the cave. It also tells something about local rituals that happen during a special event.
Exploring Pengantin Cave
The fact is Pengantin Cave belongs to Warna Lake Tourism Complex, so it becomes a significant spot for tourists to visit. Despite the fact, not many tourists are aware of the presence of the cave as they only often hear about Semar and Sumur Cave, which are also located in the same area. All of them share similar characteristics and charms, after all. They are known for their supernatural aura and an interesting local myth. Still, there is an exception for Pengantin. The locals come to the site with a specific purpose, which is to pray for a mate.
According to the locals, those who pray solemnly in Pengantin Cave would get their wish granted – getting a true love or real mate. Apart from such myth, the cave offers other attractions as well. For example, it is suitable to do caving or exploration. The thing is the cave doesn’t come with facilities like lighting so visitors must have prepared a flashlight beforehand. It is a prime requirement, in fact. The reason is the cave has an intricate course and slippery landscape.
As mentioned before, the cave is protected by the fence so visitors won’t be able to enter it without permission. There is a keeper in that tourism complex that visitors can ask permission from. Getting an admission from him is a must because he is the one who has the key to enter the site. Later, tourists can even explore other caves located near to it.
- Sikunir Mountain
- Prau Mountain
- Jojogan Village
How to Get There
Pengantin Cave is located in Telaga Warna Tourism Complex. To be exact, it belongs to Dieng Wetan Village, Kejajar. From Wonosobo City, the trip may take about 30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on the traffic. The cave is also located near to other sacred caves like Jaran, Semar, and Sumur, actually.
Where to Stay
- Kledus Pass Hotel
- Arjuna 1 Hotel
- Sentro Hotel
- Surya Yudha Hotel
Ratu Boko Temple Settled on a hillside plateau, overlooking Prambanan temple complex and with a view to Mount Merapi behind Prambanan Temple complex, lie the remains of a once grand palace. The palace (kraton) is named Ratu Boko after a King Boko of local folklore, but the real owner of the palace is more likely to have been a king of a local dynasty. Ratu Boko temple is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta Central Java, Indonesia. Grand stone gates,…
Baturaden Waterfall This waterfall is located in Ketenger tourism village, 2 km from Baturaden tourism object. Local people recognize this waterfall as Curug Ceheng. Around this waterfall, there is bridge where we can enjoy the scenery over the Baturaden. Batureden waterfall is one of attractions in Baturaden tourism object. Administratively, this waterfall is located in Banyumas, precisely in the south slope of Slamet Mountain. To reach this location, we can go by using private vehicles or public transportation. It takes 20 km from Purwokerto or 15 minutes drive. This waterfall…
Pekalongan Pekalongan regency is one of Central Java regencies with the capital city of Kajen. This regency is bounded with Java Ocean and Pekalongan city in north, Batang regency in east, Banjarnegara in south, and Pemalang regency in west. The history of Pekalongan dated back to the early 12th century. A book written in 1178 by a Song dynasty official already had record of Pekalongan, then known to Chinese merchants as “Pukalong”, it was then a seaport of Java(then known as Dvapa); the king of Java lived at Pukalong, knotted…
Nusa Kambangan Island Nusa Kambangan is an island in Central Java and it famous as the safeties penitentiary in Indonesia. This island is administratively located in Cilacap regency and it becomes one of the outermost islands in Indonesia. To reach this island, people have to crossing the island by using ferry from special port that ran by Indonesia Justice Department, which located in Sodong Port, Cilacap for about 5 minutes and it has to wait in Wijayapura ferry port in Cilacap. This special cross will drove directly by the officer…