About Makassar

Makassar is famous for its tasty culinary, but not many people know that the capital city of South Sulawesi Province is also surrounded by scenic natural wonders and beautiful white sandy beaches. Situated around 50 km from the city, Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park welcomes visitors with its beautiful waterfalls and hordes of butterfly that will create a wonderful holiday memory. Also known as Daeng City, Makassar has Samalona Island where tourists can go snorkeling in its crystal-clear water and enjoy fresh seafood. Don't forget to taste their signature dishes like Coto Makassar and Pallu Basa for a complete experience in Makassar.


About Makassar

Makassar not only holds the title as the largest city in eastern Indonesia but also the capital of South Sulawesi Province. Makassar occupies a strategic position in the Indonesian archipelago and is a center connecting Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan in the west with Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua in the east. No wonder the tourist attractions in Makassar are quite popular in the country. Once known as Ujungpandang, the center of Makassar City is a bustling urban area, full of ethnic diversity. Speaking of Makassar tourism, this city offers many choices of attractions, ranging from historic sites, unique architectural landmarks to charming coastlines including the most famous Losari Beach. Known by the nickname Anging Mammiri City, Makassar is one of the best destinations offered by the Province of South Sulawesi. No need to hesitate to prepare a suitcase and go here because dozens of interesting places await you.

Top Things to Do in Makassar

Before leaving for Makassar, the earliest thing you have to do, of course, is make a list. The following list of tourist attractions can help you more easily make a trip itinerary to Makassar. What are they?

Kanipang Beach

In the Pinrang area, you can find a sad and soothing atmosphere. Kanipang Beach is the name. With the not-so-huge waves interspersed with warm coastal winds, you can choose to take shelter under a coconut tree or run around on the sand. By late afternoon, you can take pictures of the sunset view to take home as a memento.

Trans Studio Makassar

The proof that Makassar has a lot of potentials is the establishment of Trans Studio in this city. To this day, the indoor playground network only has three branches, each in Bandung, Semarang, and Makassar. Trans Studio Makassar itself stands on an area of 2.7 hectares and is the second-largest indoor playground in Indonesia. There are a total of 22 kinds of rides ready to invite you to test your guts in it. Trans Studio Makassar is located at Jalan Metro Tanjung Bunga No. 28, Maccini Sombala, Tamalate.

Appalarang Beach

This tourist attraction is in Ara, Bonto Bahari, Bulukumba Regency, about a five-hour-drive from the center of Makassar City. Once arriving at the location, you will immediately be greeted with the view of the white sandy beach with the blue sea. What makes this beach different from other beaches is the cliffs that surround it. From a distance, the green scenery will truly enhance your sitting time relaxing while enjoying the sea breeze. In addition, you can also hunt photos, go swimming, and even fishing.

Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is one of the districts in South Sulawesi famous for its unique burial. A grave tour in Lemo and Londa, Makale, offers a mystical but exotic atmosphere. Many tourists make this location a place for photo hunting. One religious, tourist attraction that is equally-interesting in Tana Toraja is the Statue of the Lord Jesus That Bless (Patung Tuhan Yesus Memberkati). The statue which is located on the top of the Buntu Burake hill is said to be the highest in the world, defeating a similar statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now this tourist attraction is supported by a glass bridge that is ready to invite you to seek adrenalin bye walking on it.

Buttu Macca

Fans of contemporary traveling, may take the time to come to Buttu Macca. Pioneered by youth and students who call themselves the Laskar Bambapuang, this tourist attraction in Enrekang Regency offers extreme vehicles that stimulate adrenaline. While riding the vehicles, also enjoy the green scenery around it. It is guaranteed that you won’t regret it.

Top Culinary in Makassar

Regarding culinary matters, Makassar is no doubt has its position in the country. Typical dishes like Coto Makassar can be found in almost all provinces in Indonesia. When you get here, it's a must for you to taste a variety of other typical dishes through the following recommendations

Pallubasa Serigala

For those eager to taste other Makassar specialties besides coto and es pisang ijo (green banana ice), Pallubasa is an equally delicious choice. The shape is similar to soto, but a sprinkling of grated coconut roasted on it makes pallubasa a special menu that is much sought after by tourists. Formulated with a variety of typical spices of the archipelago with half-cooked eggs, Pallubasa Serigala in Jalan Serigala is always successful in making people willing to queue.

Coto Nusantara

Located at Jalan Nusantara Baru No. 142, Makassar This coto stall is one of the most legendary meals. Once arriving, you can immediately order a bowl of Makassar coto with various choices of fillings ranging from beef to viscera mixtures. The combination of savory spices with thick broth is very fitting to be eaten with rhombus. To make it more delicious, sprinkle with lime sliced water first.

Seafood Apong Restaurant

The restaurant that has opened its branches in Bali is very popular with tourists. Fresh raw materials from the sea processed with special spices are indeed the main attractions offered. Located at Jalan Boulevard No. 52, you can enjoy a variety of delicious seafood, one of which is the Napoleon Fish, which is guaranteed a champion.

Where to Stay in Makassar

After deciding when to leave for Makassar, don't forget to also prepare accommodations for the convenience of your trip. You can make some of the following recommendations as references

CLARO MAKASSAR (ex. Grand Clarion Hotel & Convention)

With a modern style building, Claro Makassar has become one of the favorite accommodation choices for tourists coming for leisure or business trips. A wide selection of rooms is available with breakfast and free internet service. From the hotel which is located at Jalan AP. Pettarani No. 3, you can also reach various attractions such as Panakkukang Mall, Trans Studio and Losari Beach easily.

Gammara Hotel Makassar

Located on Jalan H. M. Daeng Patompo, Metro Tanjung Bunga, this hotel is the winner of the Traveloka Hotel Awards 2018 for the Best Service category. With this title, do not be surprised if Gammara Hotel Makassar is one of the best accommodation options you can choose while in this city. Various choices of rooms with breakfast and free internet are waiting for you to order.

The Rinra

The winner of Traveloka Hotel Awards 2018 for the Best Food category is at Jalan Metro Tanjung Bunga No. 2. Not only rooms with qualified facilities, but you can also find a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, to a sauna at this hotel. Losari Beach and Mall Panakkukang are also very close to this accommodation.

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