A. Brief Information
Danau Tempe is one tourist attraction in South Sulawesi are much visited by tourists, both domestic and foreign. The lake which covers about 13,000 hectares of this, when viewed from a height looks like a giant basin. The lake is a source of livelihood, fishing, not only for the community Wajo, but also some community members and Sidrap Soppeng District. Along the shores of the lake, looking nuanced Bugis fishing village lined up facing the lake.
Danau Tempe is the largest freshwater fish producer in the world, because it saves a lot of bottom fish food sources. In addition, this lake also has a freshwater fish species 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 Danau Tempe, seems hundreds of fishermen’s houseboat lined with decorated with colorful flags. From the top of the floating house, tourists can watch the sunrise and sunset in the same position, and witnessed a variety of wildlife birds, flowers, grass and water that floats above the water surface. At night, visitors can witness the beauty of the moon that illuminated the Danau Tempe while fishing.
Danau Tempe is located in Tempe District, Wajo, South Sulawesi Province.
The lake is located 7 km from Sengkang Town, the capital Wajo. To reach this place, from Sengkang City to the River Walennae can be reached overland by car pete-pete (microbus). From River to Danau Tempe Walennae to be taken for 30 minutes by motor boat or katinting, at a cost of approximately Rp. 50.000, – to Rp. 75.000, – per person.
E. Accommodation and Facilities
For tourists who want to see the beautiful moon at night while fishing, can stay at the houseboat in the middle of the lake along with local fishermen.
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