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5 Unique Tourist Attractions in Makassar

Hi Traveler, on this occasion we try to review 5 Unique tourist attractions in Makassar that you must visit in South Sulawesi Province which was previously called Ujung Pandang.

Makassar is one of the sixth largest destinations and cities according to (Kompasiana, June 2015), is also a coastal city, metropolitan city, business center, education and gateway to Eastern Indonesia that netizens must visit this year.

Hopefully this information on unique tourist attractions in Makassar can provide additional information for travelers mengexplore Eastern Indonesia.

The city of Makassar is actually similar to the city of Surabaya, the streets are big and busy and there are many shopping centers such as malls, super markets and shopping centers. 

Makassar, apart from being famous for its Losari Beach, also has mountain tourist spots.

“Malino Highland Celebres”

Malino is located in Gowa Regency or around 4 hours' journey if using a four-wheeled vehicle from Makassar City.

It has many recreational tourist spots ranging from pine forests, flower gardens, strawberry gardens, tea gardens, waterfalls and others.

Another unique thing about Makassar City is the many coffee shops for young people in this city to hang out, especially in the Panakkukang area. 

The city of Makassar also has many beautiful islands that have not been touched by human hands or are still very natural.

Not only that, in Makassar there are also various historical building landscapes that bear witness to the history of this nation.

Come on, take a closer look at the unique tourist attractions in Makassar...

5 Makassar Destinations

1. FORT ROTTERDAM (Fort Rotterdam)

Located not far from Losari Beach and this fort is one of the historical icons of Makassar City.
In the corner of this fort there is a prison room that was once occupied by Prince Diponegoro (Diponegoro; one of Indonesia's National Heroes).

Unique Tourist Attractions in Makassar
Fort Rotterdam

The history Makassar Rotterdam Fort which was previously founded by the Sultanate of King Gowa-Tallo and then fell into Dutch hands.

Because of the Bungayya Agreement which was a ceasefire agreement between the King of Gowa and the Dutch VOC, however after it fell into Dutch hands the architecture then changed to Colonial Gothic Architecture.

There is a colonial feel when entering this fort, it will feel like we are in Europe.

The garden is neatly arranged and very comfortable for group learning activities or just hanging out with friends (a place to hang out for young people in Makassar). 

This fort also stores mystery stories, for more fun, travelers can read The Mystery of Rotterdam Fort.

In the Fort complex there is also a museum of the history of the Gowa-Tallo kingdom called the La Galigo Museum.

The La Galigo Museum is often used as a venue for various kinds of exhibitions, tourism events, art and cultural performances held in the museum and fort grounds.

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It turns out that Makassar City doesn't only have the unique Losari Beach tourist spot? Makassar has many beautiful beaches and unspoiled coastal attractions. It would be a big mistake if Makassar only had Losari beach.

One of the unique tourist attractions in Makassar is Akkarena Beach.

This beach can be said to be a unique beach. This is because the beach sand is dazzling black (Black pearl from east of Indonesia).

Various activities are often carried out here, such as recreation, sports or just relaxing and enjoying the view for local tourists.

Unique Tourist Attractions in Makassar
Akkarena Beach Makassar

You can also find various water sports activities here. For example, playing banana boat, jet sky, and games that stimulate adrenaline, namely ATV three-wheeled vehicles, wow, that's definitely really exciting...

Apart from enjoying the gentle breeze and the beauty of the beach, this place also provides various play areas for children (suitable for family tourism) and various typical Makassar culinary delights.


It is a group of rock cliffs or also by another name, namely Stone Forest. Stone Forests are formed by underground erosion of rocks such as limestone and marble which then dissolve in water. This place is one of the unique tourist attractions in Makassar.

Indonesia's Lionmag

The Karst Mountains area in Makassar is also known as the second largest and most beautiful Stone Forest in the World after Karst in South China LIONMAG.

The beauty of the Stone Forest apparently does not only belong to Southern China. However, you can also find it in South Sulawesi in the Maros-Pangkep area. The tall karst cliffs rise in the form of towers (maros karst tower).

Maros Karst It was formed by limestone rocks thousands of years ago stretching across the Maros Regency and Pangkep Regency. The area covers 40 thousand hectares, forming a cluster of limestone mountains that rise high and in groups.

Of course, this is an amazing natural phenomenon Karst Maros. To reach this location you have to travel a distance of 40 km from the center of Makassar City. 

The natural beauty of Karst Maros by exploring the caves around the karst and along the river swamp accompanied by a local guide.

4. MALINO HIGHLAND (New Zealand Indonesia)

Malino Highlands is located at an altitude of 1.200 above sea level with an area of ​​200 hectares of green and lush tea plantations.

This place is a place that of course you don't need to doubt its beauty. This place is quite familiar to local tourists who spend their weekends here.


One of the famous is the tea garden tour. The coolness of the tea gardens here is no less beautiful than the tea gardens at the top of Bogor.

Here travelers can take a walk in the tea plantation area. At the top of the garden, travelers will find a cafe with Japanese architectural nuances that provides the best hot tea from nature.

Green Cafe Pekoe

The cafe ornaments and facilities are all exclusive in Japanese style, the waiters also wear Sakura country style costumes.

Green Cafe Pekoe that's the name. This cafe provides a special menu in the form of healthy, nutritious tea that you won't find anywhere other than at Malino Highland.

It doesn't stop there, traveler, the unique tourist spot in Makassar Malino Highland also offers several outbound activities, including:

  • Paragliding
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cross-country running
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling, Kite festival activities, Trampolines, tracking paths, animal park
  • Viewing celestial objects using binoculars.

Not far from the location a traveler can enjoy two beautiful waterfalls and to reach the waterfall, a traveler only needs to walk about 600-800 meters.

Along the way to the waterfall spot, you can enjoy the beautiful, charming natural scenery.


Small lae-lae island or what is usually called "gussung tallang" is a unique tourist spot in Makassar, an island 1,6 km from the mainland and we can see it clearly directly from Losari Beach.

To reach this island you have to use a Speed ​​Boat/fishing motorbike in just 5 minutes from Popsa Makassar pier.

By only buying a crossing ticket for 15 thousand per person, a traveler can already enjoy the beauty of this white sandy island.

Lae Lae Beach, South Sulawesi
Lae Lae Beach, South Sulawesi
The origin of the name of the island of Lae-Lae

The folklore that developed there is that it is said that the origin of the name "lae-lae" itself is that once there was a ship from the country of China's bamboo curtain that sank around the rocky island.

The Chinese called to the opposite island for help in their language "Lae Lae" which means "Come here."

Since then the cape was called Tanjung Lae Lae and became Lae Lae Island.

However, over time, new tourist destinations have skyrocketed Lae Lae Pulau Island This has become one of the local favorite tours.

There are also many facilities and facilities available for gazebos to relax for every tourist who comes to the island.

You can do various activities on this island. Starting from just swimming, snorkeling or even diving.

Unique Tourism in Makassar That Netizens Must Visit

There are many more that we will discuss about tourism and culinary in South Sulawesi, of course later.

Hopefully this information on 5 Unique Tours in Makassar is useful for traveler friends. For information on other Makassar travel packages, you can contact us.

We guarantee that we will always provide the best advice and the best prices for travelers.

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