Rabu, 07 November 2012

Waterfall Bantimurung

Well Guys,,, In this day I would like to tell you about tourist attraction that make a surprise in your eyes. This place is very beautiful and nice… Ok let’s check it out…..

Waterfall Bantimurung

Waterfall Bantimurung is natural attractions in South Sulawesi were very well known and visited by many tourists. Bantimurung Waterfall located in the District of Bantimurung, Maros regency, South Sulawesi province. This waterfall has a width of 20 meters and a height of 15 meters. The water is clear and cool sliding off the rock with heavy throughout the year.

Under the waterfall flow, there is a bathing place of ground limestone is hard and covered in a layer of minerals due to the flow of water for hundreds of years. Water depth is between her ankles up to the waist.
To the left of the falls are 10 meters high concrete staircase is a path to the two caves that surround the waterfall, the Batu Caves and the Cave of Dreams with a length of 1500 m and the hall has stunning ornaments.

Besides having an enchanting waterfall, Niagara Falls tourist area Bantimurung also a habitat for many species of rare butterflies, so the Dutch have dubbed this place as the "Kingdom of Butterfly". In fact, a British naturalist, Alfred Rassel Wallase, had lived in this area for about a year (1856-1857) to examine 150 species of butterflies that are rare it is.

Until now, visitors can still see the brilliant colors of butterflies with different species of flying to get there - to let in among the flowers and shrubs that meet the rock Bantimurung. Sightseeing Bantimurung Waterfall is located about 20 km from Hasanuddin Airport, 15 km from the town of Maros, and 50 km from the city of Makassar. These attractions can be reached by private car from Makassar 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.

On the historical side, Bantimurung comes from two words in Bugis fine. It says in the local folklore that the waterfall was discovered by Karaeng Simbang, a local nobleman with his followers. Because the sound of the roaring waterfall, waterfall called Simbang Karaeng it by combining two words "Benti" meaning water and "merrung" which means rumble. As the times, the name of  Bentimerrung being pronounced over time Bantimurung. 

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