Sunday, June 26, 2011
National Parks Taka Bonerate Selayar Islands District
Taka Bonerate National Park has the third largest coral atoll in the world named after Kwajifein in the Marshall Islands and the Islands Suvadiva Moldiva. Size atoll is approximately 220,000 hectares, with a coral reef flat area of 500 km ².
For those of you who like nautical sports such as diving, snorkeling, and others, is not wrong if you spent the weekend in the National Park Bonerate Taka (TNTB) located in the Islands District Selayar, South Sulawesi.
Topography is very unique and interesting area, where the atoll consists of clusters of islands reef and reef flats are spacious and sink, forming islands with appreciable amounts. Among reef islands, narrow straits are deep and steep. While on the surface of the reef flat, there are many small pools are deep and surrounded by coral reefs. At low tide, clearly visible and dry land interspersed puddles that formed small pools.
Plants located in coastal areas is dominated by coconut (Cocos nucifera), sea pandanus (Pandanus sp.), Sea pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), and ketapan (Terminalia catappa).
Currently these include a good time to visit the region which covers 15 island. Good season to enjoy the beauty of this park is in April s / d in June and October / December each year. Beyond that, the condition is somewhat less favorable because of disturbed waves.
To reach the Islands District could Selayar with two alternatives. The first, by bus from Makassar to Bira Bulukumba (153 miles) that takes travel time for about 5 hours, then cross using the ferry to the port Pamatata Selayar about two hours, which was continued again to the capital district of the City Castle is about 1.5 hours. Or the second, using the plane of Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Makassar Airport Aroeppala Haji, Selayar Padang about 45 minutes. Distance from the airport into town is only about 7 KM. Then from the fort to the nearby island of Rajuni Small wooden boat about five hours.