Monday, May 11, 2015

10 Best Tourist Destinations in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Famous for its exquisite and unique culinary dishes, Makassar also makes one of the most popular cities in Indonesia that attract many tourists. The city is located in the coastal part of Sulawesi, and has many beautiful places that are worthy visiting. If you are planning to spend your holiday in Makassar, make sure you pay visit to its stunning tourist destinations.

10 Famous Tourism Sites in Makassar

The most alluring tourist destinations in Makassar rely on its beautiful coastal scenery. However, there are many other places with both historical and educational values, which are worthy visiting. Below are some popular tourist destinations in Makassar city.

•    Losari Beach
We can say that Losari beach is a must-visit place during your stay in Makassar. This beach is very famous among local people and visitors, where you can find several uniqueness of the place. You won’t find sandy beaches with waves like in other beaches, instead you will see an expanse of blue sea with concrete barrier around. The main attraction of this place is that you can enjoy various local culinary dishes while fishing, chatting, or simply gathering with your family.

Losari Beach

•    Rotterdam Fort
Not far from Losari beach, you can find Rotterdam fort, a historical heritage from Gowa-Tallo kingdom that was built in 1545. This place is also a home of a museum with more than 4000 collections, including ethnography collection. Its ancient building is now popular for photography site.

Rotterdam Fort

•    Taka Bonerate Marine Park
Taka Bonerate marine park is located in Selayar islands. This particular tourism site is a favorite place for water sport enthusiasts, because you can dive and swim in the blue seawater. Enjoy the diversity of hundreds variety of fishes and turtles while your snorkel and dive into the water.

Taka Bonerate Marine Park

•    Tanjung Bira
Located in secluded place, Tanjung Bira makes one of the best tourist destinations to relax and run from those businesses in the city. This beach is famous for its pure white sand and clear blue seawater. Visitors can enjoy various activity in the beach including sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, or simply enjoying the beautiful beach panorama and sunset.

Tanjung Bira

•    Bantimurung National Park
Located 45 km from the city center of Makassar, Bantimurung national park has an area of 43.759 acres and butterfly as its icon. This national park covers limestone hills, waterfalls and caves. However, the main attraction of the place is visitors can see hundreds collections of butterfly, enjoy waterfall, flying fox, and swimming in the pool.

Bantimurung National Park

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•    Kodingareng Keke Island
Kodingareng keke is one of the famous tourist destinations in Makassar. This uninhabited island is located only 14 km away from Makassar city, offering clear and graded seawater from light blue, tosca, and dark blue. Its clear water makes a great place for snorkeling, where you can witness variety of beautiful marine life.

Kodingareng Keke Island

•    Samalona Island
Samalona Island is the most popular marine tourism in Makassar for both local and foreign tourists. Because Makassar is known as coastal city, its beaches and islands are great tourism sites for holiday. In this island, you can see various tropical marine biota with white sand carpet all along the way. Snorkeling and enjoy sunset are among favorite activities in this island.

Samalona Island

•    Tempe Lake
Located in western part of Wajo district, Tempe lake is a sacred place for local people and also known as the largest freshwater fish producer in the world. Visiting the lake, you can see floating houses of local fisherman, around the lake by boat or taste the fresh fish.

Tempe Lake

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•    Malino highland
Let’s move from the lowlands of Makassar to Malino highland. This particular tourism site offers typical panorama of mountains with green pine trees and beautiful limestone as far as the eyes can see. There are also waterfalls, tea plantation, and ancient bunker to visit.

Malino Highland

•    Trans Studio Makassar
This place is built as part of modern attraction in Makassar. Parents can take their children to this place to enjoy various exciting rides, and experience fun activities in Studio Central, Magic Corner, Cartoon City, and Lost City.

Trans Studio Makassar

Makassar offers a great place for tourism site in eastern region of Indonesia. The city has vibrant atmosphere that famous for its natural tourist destinations, historical sites, as well as popular theme park to be enjoyed.


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