TAKA BONERATE NATIONAL PARK – THE WORLD’S THIRD LARGEST CORAL ATOLLS

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Taka Bonerate is the National Marine Park located in the Selayar Islands Regency, South Sulawesi. Distance from the Castle, the capital of Selayar Islands Regency is 25 kilometers. While if from Makassar city about 300 kilometers.

The National Park is a national park of Taka Bonerate is a very beautiful and romantic in Indonesia, where the National Park has an area of approximately Taka Bonerate 220,000 hectares covering the beautiful white sandy beaches, the island can be visited 21, and much more. The popularity of this well known even to Taka Bonerate abroad as the site of the first and largest atoll reefs in Southeast Asia, and the third largest in the world!

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Taka Bonerate National Park is actually the area that has the third largest atoll in the world after Kwajifein in the Marshall Islands and Maldives Islands Suvadiva. Just imagine, Taka Bonerate had 22 thousand hectares of the atoll consists of a cluster of coral islands and reefs rataan. But, because the distance is far enough and it took a heavy business achieve it, Taka Bonerate still lost prestige compared Wakatobi already.

Because this is the Taka Bonerate National Park the third largest atoll in the world, therefore, the provincial Government of South Sulawesi made Takabonerate as one marine tourist icons in addition to Tanjung Bira in Bulukumba. In fact, by the Ministry of environment of INDONESIA on 7 February 2005 Taka Bonerate submitted tentative list entered in the (temporary) UNESCO World Heritage site.

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What is atol? It is a coral island atolls are typically ring-shaped and in the middle of the Lake/lagoon/basin has been filled by seawater, and guaranteed definitely surrounded by coral reefs. No wonder this region as one of the national parks in Indonesia because it has a biota biodiversity and coral reefs are very high and varied. A haven for connoisseurs of underwater. How proud as a citizen of Indonesia we have a place as beautiful as this.

TAKA BONERATE NATIONAL PARK VIEWS

The origins of Takabonerate is a volcano erupting and its remnants submerged approximately 2,000 meters below sea level. Coral reefs were formed. Thus, a variety of sea plants growing there. To the extent that there is one part airy once resembled a savanna on the Mainland. People call it desert seagrass. Not much different from the pasture. This seagrass meadow the difference, living at sea with flowering, fruiting, and seed-bearing. Small fish frequently funny mess there. Chasing each other each other. Nobody will look the horses are chasing each other on pasture.

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Topography or dent body Taka Bonerate is very interesting, in the form of atolls covering an area of 220,000 acres of coral islands and reefs  so wide spread up to 500 square kilometers. If sea water were pairs, there are a few islands that are still sticking on the surface, the rest were sunk. So, make friends who do not have a license or are still amateurs of diving or just snorkeling for bernyali, no need to worry to try here. Well, if being the lowest low tide, you can see the section in the form of dry land from the reef with puddles that resemble small ponds.

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BIO-DATA OF THE SEA AND THE BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARK OF TAKA BONERATE

Refer to the data collected, the Forestry Department Takabonerate has 244 types of mollusks, including lola (Trochus niloticus), triton (Charonia tritonis), batulaga (Turbo spp.), and hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius). At one point, friends can even come across so many naked snail, a.k.a. nudibranch, Nudibranch referred to the Village or Kampong Nudi. This type of reef fish sundries 295 color also lent to live and grow with jaunty. With the visibiltas range of 80 – 100 per cent, eagle ray, manta ray, and sharks can be found.

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Taka Bonerate National Park is also home to biota turtle. There are about four kinds of turtles can be found in pockets of water, include: Hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata), turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) Fission, turtle, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas). The biological wealth of the sea to make the Government keep Islands Regency Takabonerate to coral reef growth reached an average of 41 percent.

Taka Bonerate National Park has about 20 diving to choose to admire the variety of marine life is unique and amazing. Not only diving, tourists can snorkel, fishing, water skiing or just go for a swim on the beach. For the record, if we wanted to dive at Taka Bonerate, administrative terms is required i.e. must manage permissions to the porch of the National Park, as well as the need to prepare several documents such as ID/ driver lisence or passport.

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After doing numerous water activities, tourists can lie relaxed while enjoying the sunset views are wonderful. In addition to activities related to the beach, the traveler can also do a cultural tour with a look at the life of the Bugis and Bajoe closely.

THE EXCITEMENT OF THE JOURNEY TO TAKA BONERATE NATIONAL PARK

A trip to one of the underwater paradise is arguably hard-hard-easy. His difficult may be the long mileage and simply put is already many connections to the region.

To Taka Bonerate, first of all should head for the Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi. From there, we will continue the journey towards Selayar, precisely the city fortress. We can choose the path of air with the pioneering flight to look for h. Aeropala, or using a landline from Makassar. Travel on the aircraft will be spent about 45 minutes. If you want to save the budget, then a road trip spent about 10 hours (including ferry crossing at Tanjung Bira) could be an option.

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After arriving at the fortress, there are two route options for Taka Bonerate National Park. The first could be through Tinabo Island with a land and sea journey takes about 4 hours. But, because of the Tinabo Island also has enchanting panorama, of course the ride much more enjoyable. In addition to passing the island of Tinabo, could also be another path through the island Jinato. This route takes a little longer about 5 hours. However, the scenery was not lost.

The Best Time to Visiting Taka Bonerate 

For visiting here do have to take into account time. The best time to visit is from April Takabonerate-may and August-November. If want to see the real attractions in Selayar Kabupaaten especially Takabonerate then it is highly recommended for a visit in October-December to participate in the expedition of Takabonerate event. His show includes International Fishing Tournament, Underwater Exhibition (diving and snorkeling), exploring the Underwater Photography Contest, and Ground photo contest, the Fam Tour, Blog writing contest, a Parade of Ornamental Joloro, art and Cultural Performances, as well as a program of environment.

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Taka Bonerate National Park will also be very fitting for those of you who enjoy a honeymoon with the romantic atmosphere of cause not bodyguard of Taka Bonerate sights like in Bali and on Lombok, and also you and your spouse will be treated to panoramic views. Lodging in the area of Taka Bonerate Island only exists in Tinabo. The only lodging there is Tinabo Island Resort.

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