South Sulawesi, Bantimurung Waterfall

Written by on June 27, 2012 in Sulawesi Waterfalls, Lakes with 0 Comments

South Sulawesi, Bantimurung Waterfall

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Bantimurung Waterfall is in the region Bantimurung, Maros regency, South Sulawesi Province. Bantimurung Waterfall is a natural attractions in South Sulawesi, which is very famous and much visited by tourists. This waterfall has a width of 20 meters and a height of 15 meters. The water was crystal clear and cool off from the rock by rain throughout the year. Under the waterfall flow there is a bathhouse from the foundation of hard limestone and covered with a layer of minerals due to the flow of water for hundreds of years. The depth of water in these baths between the ankles to the waist.
On the left there is a waterfall 10 meters high concrete staircase that is the way to the two caves that surround the waterfall, the Cave of Dreams and Batu Caves.
 
Besides having a stunning waterfall, Waterfall tourist area Bantimurung also a habitat for many species of rare butterflies, so the Dutch colonists once called this place as the “Kingdom of Butterfly”. In fact, a British naturalist, Alfred Rassel Wallase, has lived in this area for approximately one year (1856-1857) to examine 150 species of butterflies that are categorized as rare. Until now, visitors can still see the beauty of colorful butterflies with many species that fly to get there – to let in between the flowers and shrubs that meet Bantimurung rock.

In this tour is available a few resorts in the form of bungalows and guesthouses for visitors who want more time to enjoy its natural beauty. Along the entrance to the site there are a number of souvenir merchants a butterfly-shaped key chain or decoration.
 
Sightseeing Bantimurung Waterfall is located about 20 km from Hasanuddin Airport, 15 km from the town of Maros, and 50 km from Makassar. These attractions can be reached by private car from the city of Makassar is about 1 hour. When visitors depart from Hasanuddin airport, the trip can be reached by car pete-pete (microbus) or tour bus about 30 minutes.

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