Mud Geysers


Watch volcanic mud and steam bubbling up from this weird grey landscape. The spot is five minutes from Oesilo, which is around a 1½-hour drive south of Pante Makassar and close to the Indonesian border. Take an ojek (motorcycle taxi) out here if you don't have a vehicle.

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