Nature Tourism in Pango-Pango, Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi
Tana Toraja Regency in South Sulawesi is not always mystical. It is because travelers can also find beautiful landmarks in some parts of it. For instance, there is Pango-Pango. It is a nature attraction located in Makale. The distance is about 7 km from such location. It is actually an unspoiled highland. The locals call it a “sky settlement”. In a nutshell, Pango-Pango is a forest located on a hilltop. It becomes a perfect location for relaxation and eradicates stresses, actually. Thanks to the natural ambiance.
Once you reach Pango-Pango, you can see shady trees and bushes. Fortunately, there is already a path for walking. It helps visitors to explore the location comfortably. In a particular spot of the hill, you can find a gazebo. From there, tourists can witness beautiful natural scenery and enjoy the breeze of fresh air. For the best experience, it is better to carry binoculars. Also, you need to wear proper clothes. The atmosphere can be quite cold, especially in the morning. Proper footwear is also compulsory.
In the past, the Japanese Army used this location to monitor the movements of the enemies. They considered Pango-Pango as a strategic location to do such thing. Today, it becomes a recommended tourist spot in Tana Toraja Regency. Tourists would like to enjoy the beauty of nature in this area, especially the mountain scenery. Many pine trees grow in this location. They are shady and green. Thus, the nuance becomes cool and comfortable. Even you won’t feel the heat of the sun.
From the top of the hill, you are able to see Makale City. The cityscape looks majestic indeed. Apart from sightseeing, you can also enjoy a stunning sunset. Therefore, make sure to come in the right time. It is usually before the dusk. With all these beautiful features, it is likely you need to carry a camera. Many beautiful objects are available in this area. Make sure to capture all of them with either your camera or smartphone. As an alternative, a binocular is a good idea. It helps you witness the scenery in a better way.
Another interesting activity to do in Pango-Pango is an observation. In this case, tourists are allowed to observe the entire process of the plantation. Not to mention you are allowed to pick fruits and vegetables in this area. The most famous commodity is Toraja Coffee. The others are tamarillo, cocoa, peanuts, and corns. Apart from such activity, you can simply relax in gazebos. At least, there are 11 of them. Tourists can use them freely!
- Kete Kesu
- Sarambu Waterfall
- Buntu Burake
How to Get There
Pango-Pango is situated in Makale District. First, you should head to Tana Toraja Regency. It takes 305 km from Makassar and the trip spends 7-8 hours. When it comes to the route, you should take advantage of Poros Barru – Makassar Street. What about the transportation? It can be any types of vehicle. However, a rented car or private vehicle is the most recommended.
Where to Stay
- Pantan Toraja Hotel
- Puri Artha Hotel
- Sahid Hotel
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