Stonehenge van Java
Stonehenge van Java – The popularity of England’s megalithic stonehenge is indeed no doubt. As the evidence, there are many replicas of this site which is made in the other countries such as Carhenge and Foamhenge in America which is adopted the shape of the real stonehenge. However, in Bondowoso you will find the real twin of the authentic stonehenge which is not artificial, but it was truly originated from ancient age, whose name is Batu Solor.
Batu Solor is a pile of gigantic and high stone which is believed to be originated from the megalithic times. This site is can be found in the middle of the hilly village of Solor, Subdistrict Cermee, Bondowoso. In this site, traveler may find plenty stones which are piled up one another on a fantastic height.
Although there are many who say that Batu Solor is a megalithic site, unfortunately there are no further research on this site by the authority about when and how these stones were constructed and has existed in Bondowoso yet remains a mistery. However, the locals have different point of view who believe that this stonehenge site belonged to the first king of Blambangan.
Based on the naming of Batu Solor, the locals know this stone as Stackable stones instead, and sometimes called as Batoh So’on in Madura, then since its discovery location in Solor village, so it was named Batoh So’on Solor. Not only having its uniqueness, but there are other mystical legend here, some say that there is a stone which shaped like a sprawling human, this site is sacred for the locals.
Apart from whether the legend is true or not according to the locals, the fact is that Batu Solor has great tourism potential if it’s preserved well. In fact, with the ordinary facilities, this site draws a lot of travelers who are willing to through long and difficult path to see the view of Indonesian Stonehenge.
The access to this location is quite difficult to take. Travelers must through a village, then a hilly area as well as ricefields with bad condition of the road. However, these days the path to this location becomes a primary attention for the Bondowoso’s authority. Some of the roads begins to be repaired to ease the access for the tourists to this location. So let’s come to Batu Solor!