Pine Forest in Tapango Sub-District, Polewali Mandar Regency


Even though people have a distinct motive when it comes to a vacation, all of them share the same opinion. It is the fact that they want a peaceful holiday in order to relieve boredom or stresses. In this case, a nice tourist site like Tapango Pine Forest may satisfy their need. Where is it? As the name suggests, it belongs to Tapango Sub-District of Polewali Mandar Regency. To be exact, it resides in Batu Village. Offering a serene and refreshing atmosphere, this site is suitable for relaxation, photography, exploration, and family recreation.

The Nuance
It is, without a doubt, tourists may see hundreds of pines once arriving at the site. Such tall trees look gorgeous! Plus, the air feels refreshing and cool! There is even a path on where tourists can walk while exploring the forest. What is more? The sound of rubbing leaves may accompany visitors on site. Somehow, it sounds quite soothing! When it comes to visitor level density, the site is a little bit quiet as compared to nearby natural attractions. It is not a bad thing, though. Instead, it provides the best nuance for visitors to find a peace and relax.

Exploring Tapango Pine Forest
For first-timers, it sounds daunting to explore Tapango Pine Forest alone, no? Well, in this case, they must consider hiring a local guide or come with those who have visited this place before. Even though there is a pathway to follow, it seems lonely if they don’t have any companion while exploring the forest after all. Another important consideration is that everyone should come at the right time. It is not recommended to come during rainy season as the route becomes uncomfortable and muddy. Also, the rain may ruin everyone’s mood.

Aside from exploration, tourists can enjoy other fun thing activities like photography. That means tourists can either use the trees as an object of photography or a background for taking selfies. Usually, teenagers will post these pictures on their social media accounts. Well, it is a good thing as it helps the site to get a better popularity among tourists. Have no worries. The serenity of the forest makes such activity comfortable to do. Even visitors won’t find any buildings or food vendors there.

What is more? Tapango Pine Forest is known for its sap cultivation. This explains why tourists may meet several farmers who gather the sap of the pines on this site. These people take advantage of the sap for numerous purposes like aviation fuel ingredient, after all. No wonder, this commodity has a nice price in the market. For tourists, a scene where the farmers cultivate the sap of those trees becomes a nice moment to capture using their camera indeed.

Nearby Attractions

  • Limbong Kamandang
  • Bulo Park
  • Seppong Fish Pond
  • Sarung Allo Park

How to Get There
For those coming from Polewali Mandar Regency, they can take any local transportation service and head to Tapango Sub-District right away. Their next destination is Batu Village where the forest is located. The whole trip takes approximately 43 minutes, as the distance is 22.5 km. Have no worries. It becomes faster if they take Poros Majene – Mamuju Street.

Where to Stay

  • Al-Barkah Haramain Guesthouse
  • Pacific Hotel
  • Marna Inn

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