22September2017

Celebes Canyon

South Sulawesi province is one of the main tourism destinations in eastern Indonesia. Usually tourists visit the Losari beach and Rotterdam fort when visiting the region. This province actually has many other interesting places. One of them is located in Barru District. The district has variety of heights, from the highlands and lowlands, so that many unique and interesting tourism objects in the region. For example, Celebes Canyon tourism destination. Because of its beauty and uniqueness, the Celebes Canyon succeeded to become the second winner for the category of Most Popular New Tourism Destination 2016 in the event of 2016 Indonesia Tourism Achievement.

The Celebes Canyon is one of the new tourism sites located in Watu Village, Tenete Riaja Subdistrict, Barru Regency, South Sulawesi. From the city of Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province, you have to go to Barru district through Maros and pass through the Makassar-Maros highwway. After reaching Maros, the trip is continued to Barru district through Pangkajene-Barru highway. When arriving in Barru District, the trip will continue to Tanete Riaja, Libureng Village. There are many signs to go to Celebes Canyon natural tourism. Once arriving in the tourism area, you are required to pay entrance fee of Rp2500. From the parking area to Celebes Canyon, you also have to walk for 15 minutes through the green rice fields.

Approaching Celebes Canyon, you will hear the swift stream of river. Celebes Canyon is actually a river that has its own uniqueness compared with the river in general. There are many beautiful white karst rocks that form naturally. The expanse of white karstic was formed from sedimentary rocks in the Ule River. The Celebes Canyon is similar to the Grand Canyon in the United States so people call it Celebes Canyon. The water of is very clean and clear, which comes from the Ule River.

If you traveling to Celebes Canyon, South Sulawesi, you can swim in the fresh water. On one part of the cliff there is a small pond filled with water that is clear and fresh. If the water is not receding, you can do River Tubing activities. Or you can just take pictures with a background of beautiful white karst rock scenery in Celebes Canyon.  Because the tourism destination is still fairly natural, there is not available adequate facilities yet,  such as mushala, restaurant and others. So you are better to bring your own food supplies, if you visit Celebes Canyon. For those who want to spend the night, you can camp at the tourism destination.

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