In addition to the culinary delights of a number of tourist attractions in Makassar has its appeal that captivates, ranging from natural beauty, cultural wealth and maritime history, rides, to the refreshing natural panorama. Losari beach is an icon of tourism in Makassar, but you should visit Samalona or Kodingareng to find out how well Keke snorkel in the crystal clear sea nan and playing on the white sand.
Makassar, formerly known as Ujung Pandang, is the largest city in eastern part of Indonesia. The town also became a door leading to the adventure exclamation to the plateau of Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi with the culture of its people. Since ancient times, Makassar has been known to the world as one of the busiest seaports in the archipelago. Since the 14th century, many merchant ships from China, India, Cambodia and commodity transaction. Europeans began to get into the area of Makassar at the 16th century.
Attractions in Makassar
Compiled from various sources, here are a number of attractions in Makassar that are worth Your visit, some of which are tourist destinations in South Sulawesi that is popular among lovers of travel.
1. Trans Studio, Makassar
Stand on 2.7 acres of land with the availability of 21 exciting and interesting rides, attractions in Makassar on this one is my most favourite destinations of interest many connoisseurs the trip, particularly in eastern Indonesia.
Before Trans stands Bandung, here’s the Studio theme park, the largest indoor in Indonesia and also in the world. This is also one of the most interesting family tourist destinations in Sulawesi. This theme park is divided into four areas with different themes, namely the Central Studio (Hollywood-themed), Lost City (adventure-themed), Cartoon City (World cartoon), and Magic Corner (magical touches).
Variety of exciting tours rides and entertainment, cozy atmosphere with air so cool, as well as the availability of a variety of restaurants and cafe there makes a lot of people like to spend your holiday with family and friends at Trans Studio Makassar. The area of this true trans studio is not only as a place of sheer rides.
TRANS Studio Mall is located in Tanjung Bunga Makassar, a short distance from the beach Losari who had the legendary city of Makassar. To enter, you have to pay the entrance ticket Trans Studio Makassar Rp 100 thousand (Monday-Friday), to Rp 150 thousand on weekends and holidays.
2. The Beach Losari
This is the icon of the city of Makassar. Losari beach is a tourist place in Makassar with a panoramic view of the sunset. Coupled with wind gusts, small beaches and surf of the sea, relax on the beach Losari became so impressive. With an excellent location in the heart of the city of Makassar, Losari Beach has become a favorite destination for anyone who first stepped on Makassar.
A wonderful culinary bananas epe is one of the favored many tourists in this place, in addition there are also a number of specialties such as Makassar pallu butung, pisang ijo, sop konro, coto makassar, and others. If you prefer, there is also a marine cuisine dishes are still fresh that you can message. If you want to impress, you can even try to enjoy seafood at the beach Losari this by entering a floating resto that use traditional ship the Bugis Makassar’s famous, namely Phinisi.
If you want to play around the beach Losari, you can try a few games like banana boat or water bikes to get around the beach.
3. Fort Rotterdam
Makassar sights one on the beach West of the city of Makassar, was located at Jln. Ujung Pandang. The Fort is a Fort of the heritage of the Kingdom of Gowa, was built in 1545 by the Kings of Gowa X, and nowadays is often also referred to as a fortress of Ujung Pandang is Fort at first.
In the past when the Netherlands wants to conquer the Kingdom of Gowa in order that the trade of the VOC fleet can be entered and docked with ease in Sulawesi, the Fort was digempur for a year. Finally the Netherlands managed to enter and destroy the House of the King and the whole fortress. Netherlands parties forced the Sultan Hasanuddin to sign the Bongaya Treaty in 1667, where one of his last chapter obliges the Kingdom of Gowa ceded the castle to the Netherlands. Once submitted, the Fort was built and reorganized in accordance with the architecture of the Netherlands later the name was changed to Ford. At that time, the Fort was used as the administrative center of Rotterdam and the shelter of spices in the region of Eastern Indonesia.
The charm of this castle lies in the existence of La Galigo Museum Store about 4,999 collection. On a collection of Ethnography, this still has a variety of types of technological equipment, art, life, and other objects that are created and used by the Bugis, Makassar, Mandar, Toraja and. Up to now, the tourist spots in Makassar on this one has been a cultural centre of South Sulawesi.
4. Island Samalona
Have the area around 2.34 ha, attractions in Makassar on this one is a favorite of nautical attractions visited by lovers of travel, both domestic and foreign tourists. Samalona island has a charm that is so alluring on tropical fish and marine life, thus becoming a snorkel destinations in Makassar that are interesting to visit. Crystal clear sea and white sand is its appeal.
About 6.8 km from Makassar city, you can arrive at this Samalona Island using a speed boat in the time duration of approximately 20-30 minutes. You can leave from a dock near Losari or start from the jetty near the Fort. You need skill to bargain in order to get a cheap boat rental rates.
In addition to the exciting diving experience at this place, enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset on the beach on the island of Samalona is an other thing worth you feel. Frolic on the beach with white sand is a popular way done the travel connoisseur in Makassar attractions on this one. A prayer hall, toilet, saung, and restaurants are some of the facilities available on the island besides Samalona also you can rent a lodging on the island.
5. Island Kodingareng Keke
Kodingareng Keke island is approximately 14 km from the city of Makassar, is an uninhabited island. The main tourist attractions allure Makassar this one is on its crystal clear water and graded colors ranging from light blue to dark blue, toska. Also, the enchanting underwater nature with a variety of marine life. This is also one of the dive sites in Makassar that favored many lovers of snorkels.
On the island of Kodingareng Keke is not available for public facilities as well as existing on the island of Samalona. You have to bring supplies of food and beverages to enjoy the charm of the beautiful island of Makassar. Often, tourists come first to this island before the spill on the island of Samalona. Because, in General, the speed of the ship or the boad you rent will offer excursions on both places florist Makassar. If quoting the saying goes, “once the rowing, two of three islands exceeded.”
6. Tea Garden Malino
Tea Garden Malino is a popular tourist destination in the community of South Sulawesi. This is the area of the “peak” of his South Sulawesi. It is located administratively in Kecamatan Tinggimoncong, Kabupaten Gowa, charm of the tourist attractions in South Sulawesi, this one located in the refreshing atmosphere with air that is so cool. It is about 90 km from Makassar city, you can arrive in the town of Malino in the time between 2-3 hours of travel.
The town of Malino is famous as “city of flowers”, has a number of interesting sights, such as the thousand waterfalls ladder, waterfalls Takapala, Blue Valley, bunker remains Japan, and mount Bawakaraeng. But, if you go to a tea plantation is managed by the Corporation, it is the experience of the Malino Highlands are cool down the tea garden covering an area of 200 hectares while enjoying the cool air and fresh. If you are in transit to a cafe at the top of this plantation, enjoy the green tea Malino is a memorable experience.
This is the reason why Malino Highlands favored many travelers as a nature tourism activities in South Sulawesi that is very refreshing. There are many villa and guesthouse in this tourist area as well as several hotels.
7. The fortress of Somba Opu
The architecture of the Fort is rectangular shaped, with a length of 2 km, elevation 7-8 metres and a wall thickness of the fortress reached 3.6 meters. A very sturdy construction of the fortress of Somba Opu is a powerful defense system given the fortress was the center of trade and spices Harbour crowded foreign traders from Asia and Europe in the past.
Until now, the restoration of the fortress is still carried out by the Government as one of the awesome history of preservation efforts in the past in South Sulawesi. Within the Fort, has built a wide range of traditional house traditional of all ethnic groups in South Sulawesi. Each custom homes formed artistically and uniquely describing specificity of philosophy of culture of each tribe in South Sulawesi.
Attractions in Makassar that this one has a legendary cannon called “Baluwara the great”, measuring 9 meters in length and weighing 9,500 kg, and there is also a museum that contains objects of historical relics of the Sultanate of Gowa.
Within the fortress, you will also find a children’s wildlife and waterboom equipped with a host of supporting facilities, known as Gowa Discovery Park. For admission to the Gowa Discovery Park, you have to pay the entrance fee of Rp 85 thousand to Rp 100 thousand on weekends.
Meanwhile, Somba Opu Fortress admission is Rp 2 thousand per person.