For me, the main attraction on Sulawesi were the Stone age caves. They were inhabited 35,000 - 40,000 years ago. They have paintings and hand prints from that era. The caves are located in the Maros Pangkep Karst.

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Sulawesi

Waterfall Malino
Waterfall near Malino. (604k)
Rainbow Over Makassar Around
Rainbow over Makassar around sunset. (654k)
Sunset Over Harbor Makassar
Sunset over the harbor of Makassar. (719k)
Sunset Over Harbor Makassar
Sunset over the harbor of Makassar. (734k)
Sunset Over Harbor Makassar
Sunset over the harbor of Makassar. (668k)
Sunset Over Harbor Makassar
Sunset over the harbor of Makassar. (700k)
Maros Pangkep Karst Leang
Maros Pangkep Karst near Leang Leang, the area with the stone age caves. The area reminded me of Dry Hạ Long Bay in Việt Nam. (572k)
Limestone Karst Leang Leang
Limestone Karst near Leang Leang. The erosion on the limestone indicates an earlier water level. (728k)
Limestone Formations Leang Leang
Limestone formations near Leang Leang. (857k)
Limestone Formations Leang Leang
Limestone formations near Leang Leang. (952k)
Village Maros Pangkep Karst
Village in the Maros Pangkep Karst. (1027k)
Cave Leang Pettakere Entrance
Cave Leang Pettakere entrance. (1259k)
View Cave Wall Cave
View of the cave wall of the cave Leang Pettakerel with hand prints and paintings, about 40,000 years old. (956k)
Closer View Cave Wall
Closer view of the cave wall of the cave Leang Pettakere with hand prints. (824k)
Closer View Cave Wall
Closer view of the cave wall of the cave Leang Pettakere with paintings. (869k)
Hand Print Cave Leang
Hand print in the cave Leang Pettakere. (754k)
Hand Print Cave Leang
Hand print in the cave Leang Pettakere. (878k)
View Cave Wall Cave
View of the cave wall of the cave Leang Pettae with hand prints and paintings, about 40,000 years old. (823k)
Closer View Cave Wall
Closer view of the cave wall of the cave Leang Pettae with hand prints. (841k)
Stone Age Painting Cave
Stone age painting in another cave. (804k)
Local House Sulawesi
Local house in Sulawesi. (657k)
Puteh River Fringed Palms
Puteh River, fringed with palms, winding through the Maros Pangkep Karst. (875k)
Foot Bridge Over Puteh
Foot bridge over the Puteh river. The part that you step on consists of just three or four bamboo trunks. (1082k)
Close-up Such Foot Bridge
Close-up of such a foot bridge. (982k)

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