The traditional village of Ruteng Pu’u, located 4km from Ruteng, is one of the most popular places to see the traditional compang, a round, stone platform surrounded by a circle of stones and traditional houses.
The compang is the center of traditional ceremonies and rituals, e.g. for sacrificial offerings. An impressive waringin tree (Ficus Benjamina), locally known as a ‘ruteng’, once grew in the center of the compang. It is now replaced by a dadap tree. On the east side of the compang, there are two tall traditional houses with spiked roofs.
Ruteng, which is situated only 4km from Ruteng Pu’u, offers some low-budget accommodation and restaurants.
How to get there
Ruteng Pu’u can be reached within 10 minutes from the center of Ruteng and is accessible by car, motorbike, or on foot.