Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The most attractive lake in Indonesia, Danau Tempe

Danau Tempe is the freshwater lake with 13.000 hectare area which located in Indonesia, South Sulawesi. These lake is one of the tourist attraction in South Sulawesi who visited by many tourists, domestic visitor or foreign countries. The lake which covers 13,000 hectares, when seen from a height would look like a giant bowl. The lake is a source of livelihood for the local community. Along the shores of the lake, the fishing village lined who facing toward the lake.

The Tempe lake has many privileges. This lake is producer of the largest freshwater fish in the world, because at the bottom of the lake holds many food sources of fish. The lake also has a species of freshwater fish that can not be found elsewhere. This is expected because the location of the lake is located just above the Australian continental plate and Asia.

In the middle of Tempe lake, looked hundreds of floating fishermen's houses that decorated with colorful flags. From the top of the floating house, tourists can watch the sunrise and sunset in the same position, and to see a variety kind of birds, flowers, and grasses that are floating above the water surface. In the evening, visitors can witness the beauty of the moon illuminating the Tempe lake while fishing.

At each date of August 23, there was a festival of the sea or also commonly referred to Maccera Tappareng (the purify lake) is characterized by cutting cattle, led by the chairman of the local fishermen.

In this event, visitors can see a number of very attractive tourist performances, such as traditional boat races, decorative boat, folk games, for example, race kites, girls and boys elections, performances of traditional music and Bissu dance who played by transvestites, and various other traditional performances.

Implementation of the festival is intended to feel kinship and unity among fellow fishermen kept awake by the principles of mutual counsel, and mutual respect. By watching this festival, the end You can know about the Bugis culture in the South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The beautiful country in the South East Asia.

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