Talago Silokek in trouble – Talk about unique places in West Sumatra is endless. This is because West Sumatra has a large number of tourist attractions that are always interesting to visit. Most of the unique places found here are not easy to visit because most of them are located far from the access of the residents.
One of the tourist attractions in West Sumatra that is quite unique that you must visit is Talago Silokek in trouble which is located in Sijunjung regency. Ngalau is the name of a cave in the Minangkabau language. Generally, the name of an ngalau follows the circumstances or the form of the ngalau. For example, Ngalau Indah Pangian is located in Nagari Pangian, Lintau Buo district, because Ngalau is so beautiful and well maintained that it is called Ngalau Indah. The same goes for Ngalau Talago, in which there is a lake (talago) that is flooded with water like a lake in general.
The charm of Ngalau Talago is quite exotic, in which there are several rooms, each of which has its own uniqueness and appeal to tourists. To get to the mouth of this confusion itself, we will go through various obstacles that will give us a very pleasant adventurous experience.
Well, for those of you who like to explore nature, exploring Ngalau Talago is a very suitable option to fill your vacation time. What kind of beauty and charm does this cave offer? We have summarized it in the following article.
The Beauty of Ngalau Talago, the Hidden ‘Paradise’ in Sijunjung
Sijunjung Regency also houses various tourist attractions that are no less great than other areas in West Sumatra. One of the must-try tourist attractions here is Ngalau Talago, which is precisely located in Nagari Silokek, Sijunjung District, Sijunjung Regency, West Sumatra Province. This Ngalau provides charm and an unforgettable experience for those who visit it.
Here there are several spaces that you can explore and have their own charm. The interior scenery is decorated with limestone stalactites and stalagmites that drip clear water droplets and emit colored lights like beads, it is a very extraordinary sight rarely found in other tourist attractions.
The beauty of Ngalau Talago does not end here, as its name suggests, in this Ngalau there is a lake that is flooded with a lot of water during the rainy season so that we can swim there. It is a very unique natural beauty. But if you visit there in the dry season, the water is only a little and almost dry.
In some rooms of Ngalau Talago we can find rocks that resemble elephants and there are also those that look like crocodiles that complement the natural beauty of the cave. In addition to having the beauty and uniqueness that it offers, within this gorge there is also a dangerous part. That is a hole that resembles a well that is about 8 meters long. Because the depth itself is unknown and indeed very deep, if we try to throw a stone into it, the sound of falling is no longer heard, the hole is so deep. For this reason, it is recommended to be very careful in this mess and not to forget to bring a bright flashlight.
There are many fun things you can do in Ngalau Talago. Because the interior scenery is so unique, it is perfect for those of you who are selfie or photography enthusiasts to capture the moment with a beautiful photo background.
Location and Access to Ngalau Talago
Ngalau Talago is located in Nagari Silokek, Sijunjung District, Sijunjung Regency, West Sumatra Province. If you are coming from Padang city, you can go directly to Muaro Sijunjuang, which is the capital of Sijunjung regency. After that, the journey continues to Nagari Silokek, which is about 12 km or a 45-minute drive from Muaro Sijunjuang.
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Finding the way to Ngalau Talago is not difficult, from Ngalau Cigak or precisely on the island of Andam Dewi, the trip continues with the trek to Ngalau Talago which is about 1.5 km with a travel time of approximately 1 hour walking. During the trip we will pass through the plantations of the residents with various terrains that are quite difficult. In fact, we will climb a hill that is almost 70 degrees, it is a very exhausting fight. However, when he arrived at Ngalau Talago, all the weariness was guaranteed to pay off.
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Ngalau Talago actually has very good tourism potential. However, it is very unfortunate due to lack of maintenance or cleanliness in the area because there is still a lot of plastic bottle waste carelessly thrown away by visitors. Also, there are doodles of ignorant hands that damage the beauty of this cave. The local government is expected to pay more attention and build roads for easier access.
the last word
That’s a little review about the charm. Talago Silokek in trouble which is located in Sijunjung regency. And you, interested in exploring this cave? Hopefully it can be a useful reference, and happy holidays!