Pare-pare is the second biggest cities in South Sulawesi after Makasar
city, which has strategic location. Pare-pare is a lunch stop along
the road from Ujung Pandang to Toraja, through paddy fields and
typical Bugis houses made of wood and bamboo, built on stilts. This
city is located in the middle of South Sulawesi province and the
side of Makasar strait. Its topography is coastal and hilly area.
The wide area of Pare-pare city is 99,33 Km2, about 155 km from
Makasar city. Geographically, Pare-pare city located at 03o 57'
39” - 03o 57' 39” South latitudes and 119o 36' 24”
- 119o 43' 40” east longitudes. The boundaries of Pare-pare
North side: Pinrang regency
South side: Barru regency
East side: Sidrap regency
West side: Makasar strait
The capital town of Wajo Regency is well known for its silk weaving
and therefore is the center of Buginese silk. The Buginese ethnic
group, known for their crossing to other islands as traders of silk,
sarongs and other material, populates this area. Here we can find
lake Tempe, one of the tourist resorts. Sailing and boating can
be enjoyed on this lake.