13 December 2010

Caves, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. All there is on earth Enrekang. The district is located between kilometer 196 and 281 kilometers north of Makassar, the region became one alternative that should be visited in the South Sulawesi. One of the famous mountain in this area is Mount Buttu Kabobong. The mountain is famous for its unique shape, resembling human genitals. Mountains are often also called Mount Miss. This can be seen from the side of the highway, when the city Enrekang.

In this area there is also Mount Bambapuang which has a height of 1157 meters above sea level. If lucky, you can see the panoramic sunrise and sunset are spectacular from the slopes of this mountain. At that time, the ball is colored red sun seems so obvious. On the slopes of this mountain too, there are a number of bunkers of the Japanese army.

According to myth and legend who believed the local community, Mount Bambapuang is the place where governance and human civilization in South Sulawesi, began. The place is exactly located at the Lura Bambapuang, one area that flowed Saddang River - the longest river on the island of Sulawesi.

Bugis people respect the place and call it rigalla tana tana riabbusungi (the revered holy land). Even now, the Toraja people who are neighbors of this area, always hand over a piece of flesh for his ancestors in Bambapuang every time they held a party.

First, salak fruit-producing areas are called 'the country a thousand caves'. At least there are 20 caves in this area that does offer views of the exotic. One of the famous cave with stalactites and stalakmitnya is Bubau Cave, located in despair Baraka. In addition, there is also a cave located in Limbuang Pusallo Maiwa, and Cave Tappa in Maiwa. The caves are very interesting to be traced by the adventurers.

This area borders the district of Tana Toraja in the north, this regency in the eastern part, Sidrap in the south, and west Pinrang. Enrekang have the hills and mountains with a height of between 70 to 3,000 meters above sea level. One of the famous mountain is Mount Latimojong which has a height of 3239 meters above sea level, and is the highest mountain in South Sulawesi.

Enrekang also has several major rivers such as River Tabang, Sungai Mata Allo, Mamasa River, and River Saddang. Saddang River that passes through downtown Enrekang and flows toward the Makassar Strait is one of the rafting event that began in demand. The swift river currents and heavy field challenge like water sports lovers to conquer Saddang River.

Another thing that legitimate enjoyment of the earth Enrekang are waterfalls and natural pools. Lewaja waterfall which was about four miles to the south of the city is a place of relaxation Enrekang very natural. This waterfall is always crowded by citizens Enrekang well as those who come from outside Enrekang. Lewaja also known as a sacred place used for ritual bathing together Enrekang community before entering the month of Ramadan.

Enrekang also promised satisfaction for lovers of flora, especially orchids. Various types of orchids grown and maintained well here. Call it for example, orchids months, orchids scorpions, even the rare orchid species such as black orchid could still be found. While the protected animals such as pygmy monkeys and buffalo live freely in the legs of the hills.

Culture Enrekang varied and rich conversation and polite words. He lies between ethnic groups namely South Sulawesi Toraja, Luwu, Bugis, and Mandar. Communities in cool temperate regions is also familiar with the tradition of Maccera Manurung. This traditional ceremony is only done eight years for four consecutive days. No wonder, if this event will be held, many residents took Enrekang overseas to return home to witness this ceremony.


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