- Learn the History and Cultural Significance of the Volcano
- See the Lush Vegetation in the Volcano's Crater
- View the Wildlife Surrounding the Volcano
Join your guide for a wonderful volcano trekking adventure during your stay in Tomohon, Indonesia. If you believe an old legend, the word “Opo” (= God) was derived from Empung. The mountain was populated by pygmy people called Tingkininong and represented the Center of the Earth.
Today there is a stone altar in the form of white rocks on the top of crater rim called “Batu Putih”.
The crater of the 1,340 m high stratovolcano has a diameter of approximately 400 and is 150 meters deep. Its last eruption was in the year 1775. The crater floor is covered with dense jungle vegetation. Carnivorous pitcher plants proliferate on its flanks. From there you have a beautiful view to the Celebes and the Moluccas sea, even to the Tondano Lake.
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