Bantimurung National Park
Bantimurung National Park was established as a nature conservation area in 2004. The park with an area of about 43.770 hectares is located in the Bantimurung sub-district, Maros, South Sulawesi.
The location of this tourist spot is in Maros and Pangkep Regencies. This park is not far from the provincial capital, Makassar.
Well, if you come here, you can taste various Makassar typical snacks and at the same time make it as a souvenir.
This national park is not only intended as a sanctuary for typical animals. However, its beauty and natural charm make this place also worthy of being a tourist spot for anyone who wants to visit.
Waterfalls, caves, limestone hills, wild and natural animals are perfect tourist attractions to enjoy.
Bantimurung National Park has a variety of uniqueness and uniqueness that can not be found anywhere else.
This garden is like a hidden paradise that holds incomparable beauty. Karst, caves with captivating stalactites and stalagmites, hundreds of species of butterflies and many more that have beauty.
Hidden Charm in Makassar
Makassar National Park is open every day from 06.00 to 18.00. The ticket price is quite affordable, namely Rp. 25.000 per person.
This ticket price includes entrance tickets to the caves and the baths there. Tourists are also allowed to use all the facilities available.
The following are various tourist destinations that you can find in the Bantimurung National Park area.
1. Bantimurung Tourism Area
This tourist area has indeed been opened to the public and has become a leading tourist destination in Maros Regency. Here, you can see various kinds of natural beauty such as waterfalls, river flows between steep cliffs, clear lakes and so on.
You will also be treated to a very soothing sight, namely hundreds of butterfly species that fly freely. There are about 250 species of butterflies that live in this area. That's why this place is called The Kingdom of Butterfly.
2. Leang-leang Prehistoric Area
Leang-leang is a village in Maros which is still included in the Bantimurung National Park area. There are the largest karst mountains in the world that are thousands of years old.
In this area, you will find 286 caves with more than 30 prehistoric caves. That is why the Leang-leang area is more famous for its culture and prehistoric life.
On the cave walls, you can find paintings of human palms, deer pigs and various artifacts. This palm image is allegedly the palm of an ancient human hand. It is located in Pettakere Cave.
3. Pattunuang Tourism Area
Pattunuang tourism is also still included in the Bantimurung National Park area. Here, you can challenge your adrenaline to do various kinds of thrilling activities such as rock climbing, caving, down the river and so on.
This tourist area also provides views of various types of wild plants and animals that still live in their habitats.
Species of animals and plants here are rare and difficult to find. This tourist area is perfect for those of you who like to explore new things in the universe.
4. Leang Pute Vertical Cave
If you are a person who likes challenging activities, maybe now is the time to try the deepest vertical cave in Indonesia. Leang Pute is not an ordinary cave.
This cave is not horizontal like a cave in general. This cave is like a very deep well with walls filled with pointed rocks.
With a depth of 260 – 270 meters, this cave is quite tense when viewed from the mouth of the cave. To walk through this cave, it doesn't only take courage.
You have to equip yourself with stamina, skills, equipment and solid team support. However, when you are able to conquer this cave, you will feel a sense of pride that cannot be expressed in words.
This cave is very exotic and interesting in its way. It was a very difficult struggle to conquer this place.
5. Karaenta Animal Watch Area
Karaenta is a nature laboratory that presents various kinds of knowledge and knowledge about nature and its surroundings.
The wealth of flora and fauna in this place is really interesting to explore. You can find many new things, such as clusters of ebony, which are now starting to become rare.
The area which is included in the Bantimurung National Park area has a special species called the Macaca Maura Primate.
This species is a unique and interesting group of black apes. This animal often makes shows and is used as a spectacle by immigrants.
6. Bulusaraung Mountains Tourism Area
This place is a tourist village that is still very natural and has not been touched by modernization. The rural atmosphere is very beautiful, cool with friendly and smiling people.
If you are lucky, you may be able to enjoy the traditional ceremonies and customs that are still carried out regularly.
In order to explore this place more deeply, you can continue to the top of Mount Bulusaraung which is at an altitude of 1353 meters above sea level.
You will find two hiking trails with nine rest posts. During the trip, you will meet various kinds of wildlife such as birds, butterflies, ferrets and tarsiers.
7. Leang Lonrong Natural Bath
The most interesting thing about Bantimurung National Park is the natural bathing river that flows from the Leang Lonrong cave.
The cave under the cliff Karst It has a river that flows all year round. The water is very clear like a private swimming pool.
When you bathe here, you may be accompanied by a tarsier that appears in the gaps in the karst rocks.
That is the exoticism of the Bantimurung National Park which is very charming and worthy of consideration as a tourist spot.
Don't get hung up on the name of the national park until all you have in mind is wildlife.
There is still a lot of natural beauty that can be explored in this national park. The seven places above are just a few of the exotics that can be concluded.
- Losari beach
- Typical Tana Toraja Culinary
- Tanjung Bira Beach Bulukumba
- Explore the Nine Labuan Bajo Islands
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