Lengkuas Island – Simpang Renggiang, Indonesia - Atlas Obscura

Lengkuas Island

Simpang Renggiang, Indonesia

A hundred and twenty year old twelve story lighthouse located on a beautiful Indonesian island. 


Built in 1882 by the Dutch Colony Government this old lighthouse is still a guiding light to both ships and beauty seekers alike.

Lengkuas is an island off the shore of Tanjung Kelayang beach and located north of Tanjung Binga village. The lighthouse has 12 floors with a window in every floor giving those climbing a chance to rest and enjoy varied and beautiful scenes from within the lighthouse..

On the top floor one can can see fantastic scenery, particularly the effect of the sea surrounding you from all directions. Large granite stones look like pebbles from the top of the lighthouse, and the wind and smell of the sea make the experience all encompassing. Currently, three people live on Lengkuas working as the operators of the lighthouse. It takes about 30 minutes by boat from Tanjung Kelayang Beach or from Tanjung Binga, Sijuk.During the trip this island, one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea and other islands close to the Lengkuas Island, such as Burung Island, Babi Island, Pengadaran Island, Lutung Island, Kera Island dan Jenang Island.

Besides the beautiful scenery from the lighthouse, many people come here to dive, enjoy the coral reefs, and eat grilled fish accompanied by coconut juice.

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June 1, 2010

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