Travel Tips in ujung pandang
Bantimurung Waterfall in Maros regency, South Sulawesi is one of tourism destinations that you should not miss. Bantimurung Waterfall can be reached with one-hour drive from Makassar and 30-minute drive from Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar. Bantimurung waterfall is situated at the valley of a limestone hill with its fertile tropical vegetation. Bantimurung waterfall is a government protected natural reserve that not just houses a beautiful waterfall and 1000 ha of surrounding forest.
The characteristic of Bantimurung Waterfall is hills panorama and natural waterfall cascading from the top of cliffs. There are also several caves in around the waterfall which make this area an ideal habitat for many types of butterflies and rare bird that make Bantimurung also a rare butterfly's reservation. The naturalist Alfred Wallace collected specimens here in the mid 1800's. Among the butterflies that he caught was the Papilo Androcles, one of the rarest and biggest, with a tail like a swallow. The best time to see living butterflies is when the sun appears after a rain shower. They form a riot of color as they fly from one shrub to another.
Nowadays, entomologists still come here to look at the butterflies and other insects. Bantimurung Waterfall is a beautiful Natural Reserve with white falls and lots of beautiful butterflies make it worth a visit.
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