The Place to See in MakassarJalan Simpang Lima at the Mandai Makassar at night. The structure is located near Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport and it is important to prevent traffic jams to and from the airport.
However, Makassar is more than just a stepping stone to other cities. The city, formerly known as Long Edge, is also a tourist magnet on its own. Within the reach of Makassar, you can see many great tourist attractions throughout South Sulawesi.
From white sandy beaches, spectacular splash sites, secluded islands, beautiful waterfalls, to the exotic culture of the Toraja people, you can manage all your visits from Makassar. The city is actually the gate of eastern Indonesia. Here are some of the tourist spots that you can visit in Makassar South Sulawesi.
- Losari Beach
Losari is a beach in Makassar city. It stretches a few kilometers on the west coast in town. The beach has become the iconic city of Makassar and is actually located in the heart of the city. While the beach itself is not the most attractive, the fact that the beach located in the heart of the city is a factor that makes Losari loved by the people there.
- Bantimurung Bulusaurung National Park
50 kilometers north of Makassar, Bantimurung Bulusaurung is a paradise for butterflies. The park is a habitat for endemic and rare butterflies, birds, and insects. There is even a butterfly museum that displays thousands of butterfly species inhabiting this national park.
There is also the grand waterfall of Bantimurung, with a height of 15 meters and a width of 20 meters. Some believe that Bantimurung came from the Bugis language which means water roaring.
- Rammang-Rammang National Park
Rammang-Rammang is a complex in karst area that has lakes, caves, rivers, and ' stone forests '. You can explore the area by a small boat along the river. You can also explore the caves (' Baraka ' feathers, palms, and Pasaung caves) on foot but with permission from the garden guards. Lake Bidadari with a backdrop of green hills can be accessed by boat. The stone forest is divided into southern and northern parts.
- Tanjung Bira Beach
Tanjung Bira Beach is located in Bulukumba district, about 200 kilometers from Makassar. These spots have a complete natural attraction such as a beautiful white beach, nice dive sites, and a snorkeling site. The healthy, colorful reefs of the area are one of the main attractions. From Bira Cape, you can visit the two nearby islands of Goat Islands and Liukan Loe.
- Tana Toraja
Tana Toraja is a unique place, about 8 hours drive from Makassar. Here, you will see the iconic traditional Tongkonan houses. Tana Toraja is a plateau rich with unique cultures that captivate even some of its neighbors. One of the best tourist spots in the Londa burial site and Kete Kesu. The Toraja people had a death party ceremony when dressing up their ancestors ' bodies.