Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lake Tempe

Lake Tempe is one of the attractions in South Sulawesi. The lake is located 7 miles from Sengkang Town, the capital of Wajo visited by many tourists, both domestic and foreign tourists. The lake which covers 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 District Wajo, but also some community members and Sidrap Soppeng District. Along the lakeside, nuanced look Bugis fishing village lined up facing the lake.
Tempe Lake is the largest freshwater fish producer in the world, because the bottom of the lake holds a lot of 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 is right on top danauini the Australian and Asian plates.

In the midst of Lake Tempe, seems hundreds of floating house owned by fishermen who lined decorated with colorful flags. From the top of the floating house, tourists can watch the sun rise danterbenamnya in the same position, as well as menyaksikanberagam birds, flowers, grass and water that floats above the water surface. At night, visitors can witness the beauty of the moon that illuminates the Tempe Lake while fishing.

At every festival held August 23, sea or also commonly called Maccera Tappareng (purify lake) are marked with beef cuts, led by the chairman of the local fishermen. In this event, visitors can see various tourist attractions boiling interesting, like the traditional boat race, boat decorative, folk games (eg, race kites), the selection of a virgin (girl) and kallolona (youth) Land Wajo, padendang (beating the mortar) , performances of traditional music and dance played bissu olehpara transvestites, and a variety of traditional performances lainnya.Pelaksanaan festival is intended to feel kinship and unity among fellow fishermen to stay awake with the principle of 3-S, namely Sipakatau, Sipakainge, and Sipakalebbi (mutual respect, mutual advising, and mutual respect). By witnessing this festival, visitors can learn about the culture of the Bugis people of South diSulawesi, especially Bugis Wajo.

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