Rammang-rammang, the hidden Gem

After my last assignment in 2013, I finally set foot again on Angin Mamiri land, South Sulawesi! Aside from visiting Mama Dato, my other mother, seeing my old friends, I have my where-to-go-list this time that includes a visit to Rammang-rammang and Taman Batu.

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never get bored along the ride
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view along the boat ride
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welcome sign

Rammang-rammang is located in Maros district, about an hour drive from Makassar the capital city of South Sulawesi province. I’ve heard and read about Rammang-rammang, that it is one of the world’s three limestone (batu karts) nature “park” aside from the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam and one in China.

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happy me!
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a woman walking between the paddy fields
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the pouring rain

Rammang-rammang is somehow like a valley surrounded by the limestone hills, with few wooden-made basic houses where the locals live. To get to the site, we have to rent a small boat that costs about US$24 for a-max-7-passengers-boat (they have different price for different number of passengers). It takes about 15 minutes boat trip to get to the main site.

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our tiny compact boat 😛
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reflection
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cave tour promotion sign
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riding under the rock cave
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don’t think I have the nerve to cross this bridge

Rammang-rammang is actually the name of the dusun or sub-village where the park is located. Since it is quite remote location, we are worried when it is pouring rain and doesn’t seem stopping. Thankfully the rain stopped after about an hour so we can take the boat ride back to the “mainland” 😀

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the story about the limestone hills, the fog, and the paddy field

Rammang-rammang might not be as famous as  its “sister” Halong Bay, and the facilities are not as complete if you want to compare to Halong Bay, but its beauty is worth the visit ❤

By the way, when you’re visiting Rammang-rammang, don’t miss the nearby Taman Batu or Stone Park, where you’ll experience walking from one paddy field path to others to get around the park. You’ll love it!

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almost sunset over the nearby Taman Batu
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a wefie never hurts, eh? 🙂
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a glance of the Taman Batu
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Taman Batu, to get there one must walk thru the paddy fields 😀
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our team 😀

A lil advice, plan your trip in the afternoon so you will see and be able to enjoy the beautiful sunset and memorising the moments!

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full sunset, beautiful!
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almost sunset over Maros sky
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