Rammang-Rammang is located south of Sulawesi about 40km north of Makassar. It can be reached by road: by bus or car – 2 hours from Makassar and 1 hour from the airport.
The word Rammang comes from the language of Makassar and means ‘cloud’. It is believed that the place was named Rammang-Rammang because of the clouds that appear there frequently, especially in the mornings.
Rammang-Rammang is known for its limestone forest. Other points of interest are the Pute river, Berua Village, the Bulu’ Barakka’ cave (a linestone cave), and the Telapak Tangan Cave (a cave with prehistoric paintings).
To discover the area you can take a boat. The place offers a unique landscape with rice fields surrounded by karst mountains which are perfect for photography enthusiasts.
If you like to stay overnight, there are a couple of homestays/guesthouses. Accomodation is very basic with shared rooms, outside bathrooms and classic Indonesian ‘do-it-yourself- by-dipping-a-bucket-into-the-water-basin’ showers. The price of a homestay is about IDR 100k per Person (2018).
Sulawesi is mostly known for its stunning beaches and diving resorts. Hence, Rammang-Rammang offers a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the real countryside.