Tourist Destinations in Makasar, South Sulawesi.

Pantai Losari At Night.

Makassar, also known as Ujung Pandang, is the capital of South Sulawesi province.Makassar is an international city and the largest in eastern Indonesia and is the largest city located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi. It is once the capital of the State of East Indonesia Sulawesi province. 

The city facing the Makassar Strait offers many interesting attractions that you can visit. Here are tourist destinations ranging from the coast to the high plains for you to enjoy while in Makasar :

Pantai Losari
Stop by the beach located at Jalan Penghubung has become a mandatory activity for every visitor who comes to Makassar. This flagship tourist spot has its own uniqueness in it is not a sandy beach but concreted beach. 

Still, you can do lots of fun things like fishing, bicycle riding water or banana boat, sail boat and many more. What other interesting things to a tourist? Of course culinary. There are many distinctive culinary offerings Makassar that you can enjoy here, from bananas Epe, Coto, konro sop up with ice pallu butung. 

This tourist attraction in Makassar is visited every day, especially on weekends. In the morning, many of which make it a jogging track, while in the afternoon, many were waiting for the moment of sunset while on a culinary tour here.

Fort Rotterdam
Fort Rotterdam is located not far from the Losari. This castle is a relic of history Gowa-Tallo was built in 1545 by the king of the 9th. The initial name of the fortress is 'Ujungpandang Fortress' until such time as the fort fell into the hands of the Dutch and renamed Fort Rotterdam. This name became popular until now. In the days of the Dutch, the fort was used as a storage of spices spoils of eastern Indonesia.

Inside the castle complex, there are 13 buildings and five towers with a tower at the entrance, while the other four towers in each corner of the fort area. There is also a museum called the Museum of La Galigo which contains a collection of objects rest of the greatness of the kingdom first. In addition, there is a room that is believed to be the place of exile of Prince Diponegoro.

These attractions are open daily from 08:00 until 18:00 and free. As for the museum, you are charged entrance fee of 7,500 rupiah per person, La Galigo Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 08:00 until 12:30.

Trans Studio Makasar
 Trans Studio Makassar become an icon of modern tourist attractions in the city. Opened on May 20, 2009, Trans Studio built on a land area of 2.7 hectares. In it, terdapapat 21 rides and games four zones, namely Studio Central, Cartoon City, Lost City, and Magic Corner.

These attractions are open daily from 10:00 until 19:00, except on weekends and public holidays, Trans Studio Makassar is open until 21:00. For the admission ticket, you will be charged a fee of 100,000 rupiah on weekdays, 175,000 rupiah to 200,000 rupiah weekends and when there is a specific event here.

National Park Bantimurung
 Bantimurung National Park is located in Maros regency, or about 45 km from Makassar city center. These attractions area reached 43,750 hectares in the area surrounding limestone hills, waterfalls and caves.This national park was first discovered by a botanist from the UK, Alfred Russel Wallace. At that time, Wallace call this place as the kingdom of butterflies as there are about 250 varieties of butterflies here. The butterfly is used as the mascot for these attractions. At the entrance to the National Park Bantimurung, there is a statue of a giant butterfly is ready to welcome visitors.Here, you can see the various types of butterflies start is still a caterpillar, chrysalis until it turns into a beautiful butterfly. There is also a collection of butterflies that have been preserved. Another exciting thing you can do is play flying fox, swimming in a pool that has been provided, playing under the waterfall or explore the caves in the region.To get into Bantimurung National Park, you will be charged 20,000 rupiah per person.

Marine Park Taka Bonerate
This marine park is located in the town of Citadel, Selayar Islands. This tourist spot is a paradise for divers and those who like snorkeling. When diving, you can swim with hundreds of species of fish, turtles and tortoises. The beauty of coral reefs also make you more comfortable for long dives here.
the best time for diving in the marine park is between the months of April-May. At that time, currents and water temperature as well as a variety of other supporting factors are in good condition so that visibility when diving became perfect.

To dive in these places, you must obtain permission from the National Park Authority to carry a valid identity card. The fee charged is 25,000 Rupiah for domestic tourists and 60,000 rupiah for foreign tourists. If you want to rent diving equipment, you must set up a 250,000 Rupiah money.

Malino is a tourist place situated on a plateau and offers a typical mountain panorama. This area is located about 90 km from Makassar city center. During the journey to Malino, you will pass through a pine forest scenery and beautiful limestone.

Malino is located at an altitude of 1,050 meters above sea level. Temperatures here range between 10-26 degrees Celsius, do not forget to bring your jacket and warm clothes. This area has been known since the Dutch era and used as their favorite tourist spots.

Here, there are many beautiful waterfalls such as Niagara Falls and Thousand Stairs Takapala. In addition, there is also a tea garden, blue valleys and bunkers Japanese heritage. Before going home, a time to buy souvenirs typical tourist attractions such as dodol sticky rice, passion fruit and apple.

Tanjung Bira
The beach is located quite a distance which is about 200 km from the city of Makassar. This distance will not mean when you've set foot on the sand. Tanjung Bira is famous with sand as soft and white as baby powder and the water is clear and blue.

The beauty of this tourist spot known by tourists not only domestic, but also foreign tourists. They used to swim, sunbathe, snorkel or just sit and enjoy views of the sunrise and sunset. If you forget to bring snorkeling equipment, you can rent it for 30,000 rupees. There are also motorcycles were rented 65,000 rupiah per day to get around this beach area.

The facilities here are quite comprehensive, ranging from lodging, restaurants and also the bathroom to get cleaned up after a swim. Entrance to Tanjung Bira is 5,000 Rupiah per person.

Tempe Lake
The lake is located in the western part of Wajo is known as a producer of freshwater fish in the world. Above the lake, there are lots of floating houses belonging to local fishermen with nets used to catch fish.

In these places, you can get around with meyewa fishing or fishing boat. Additionally, you can also buy fresh fish and vegetables grown around the lake.

Every August 23, here held an annual ritual to purify the lake called Maccera Tappareng. Chief fisherman will slaughter a cow, after which there will be plenty of arts and culture as well as various competitions.

Hot Spring Water Lejja
The hot spring is located in a protected forest area in the district Marioriawa, Soppeng. The scenery around the bathing pool is very beautiful with lots of shady trees and cool air. There is also a gazebo for rent at the rate of 50,000 rupiah per two hours.

In these places, there are five pools with the depth and temperature of diverse sizes. The hottest temperature of the water source is 60 degrees Celsius. The hot water is believed to cure all skin diseases and rheumatism because of the sulfur content. To be able to take a dip in this pool, you will be charged a fee of 5,000 rupiah to 3,500 rupiah for adults and children.

What's interesting about this is that many tourist attractions and plastic bottles that are hung around the location of the baths. That said, if hanging bottles or plastic then the application will be granted.


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