Soppeng is one of the beautiful towns in South Sulawesi and has wide area authority of the other local kingdoms. It is proof with the Bugis inscription that is “Lontara”. The most characteristic of this town is the existence of bats. Hang on of the trees without take noticed the traffic around them.
Soppeng is another center of the silk industry, this spinning mill produces thread from silk worms. Weaving can be seen in many private homes along this route, which is 240 km to the northeast of Ujung Pandang. The finest silk is hand-loomed by village women who individually need a whole month to produce two meters of silk. Visitors are welcome to stop and watch, or make a purchase if there is any readily available.