South Sulawesi Province Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by elpariente
  • Things to Do
    by elpariente
  • Things to Do
    by elpariente

South Sulawesi Province Things to Do

  • Snorkelling off Pulau Lihukan, Sth...

    On a day trip to Pulau Lihukan from Bira, our boat captain suggested we do some snorkelling in the calm waters west of the village of Ta'Buntuleng. He took us to two spots. While the quantity of both coral and fish was less than in other parts of Sulawesi where I have snorkelled, the water was warm and crystal clear so visibility was very good. Few...

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  • Snorkelling off Pulau Lihukan, Sth...

    On a day trip to Pulau Lihukan from Bira, our boat captain suggested we do some snorkelling in the calm waters west of the village of Ta'Buntuleng. He took us to two spots. While the quantity of both coral and fish was less than in other parts of Sulawesi where I have snorkelled, the water was warm and crystal clear so visibility was very good.

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  • Weaving and more on Pulau Lihukan

    If you are spending a few days at Pantai Biru, use one of them to visit nearby Pulau Lihukan. It is easy to charter a boat at Biru harbor. Pulau Lihukan has some attractive beaches. You can also see weavers using hand looms to produce some very colorful cloth. The trip is not much more than 10km and a walk around some of the island can be combined...

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  • History in a cave - Gua Leang Leang

    If you are heading to Bantimurung to see Air Tejun Bantimurung, or if you are travelling to Tana Toraja by car or motorbike, take the time to drop off at Leang-Leang to view some caves with 'ages' old cave paintings. The paintings are said to be more than 6000 years old. There is a small 'museum' giving a brief history of the caves and the...

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  • Breathtaking landscape at Erotic...

    If you are travelling by car or motorbike to Tana Toraja, take the opportunity to view the incredible landscape at Erotic Mountain. There is a quaint roadside cafe where you can sit on the edge of a cliff sipping your first Torajan coffee while enjoying the beauty of the amazing hills on the other side of the valley. The owner of the cafe has a...

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  • Waterfalls, butterflies and more

    If you are travelling by car or motor bike from Makassar to Tana Toraja there are a few stops you should make on the way. One that doesn't divert too far from the main Makassar-Toraja road is at Air Tejun Bantimurung. This is a park with a series of waterfalls and a number of caves to explore. The cool air is refreshing and brings with it a diverse...

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  • Life on a lake, Danau Tempe, Sengkang

    If you find the time to visit Sengkang, don't pass up the opportunity of seeing what life is like living on a lake. Hire a boat and guide in Sengkang and travel along Sungai Walanae to Salotangah village in the middle of the lake. Here people spend six months of the year living on bamboo raft houses. We were lucky enough to hire a guide who knew...

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  • Take a river ride and say hi to passing...

    If you have done your time in Tana Toraja and still have a few days to spare before returning to Makassar, a day or two in Sengkang is well worth the trip. The town itself doesn't have much to offer although there is a local silk weaving industry that is worth a look. The highlight is spending time travelling up the river and glimpsing the passing...

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  • See traditional boat building

    If you are travelling to Pantai Bira, take the time to stop off at Tanah Beru, a traditional boat building village. You can watch the men build huge ocean going vessels in the traditional way. These craftsmen are held in such high reknown that orders for their boats come from all over the world. When we were there, they were just finishing a boat...

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  • Visit Tana Toraja

    Take the night Bus from Makassar to Taraja - It will take you about 8 hours if you are lucky and you have to engine problems. Book a rafting tour either in advance (their are two places that offer rafting - as a foreign meaning not indonesian be prepared to pay almost double the price around 500.000 Rupiah).The first day have a look at the typical...

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  • House Ceremony in Toraja

    The house Ceremony we went to was a lively event. You really get a chance to experience what it is like to be part of this tight community.

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