Best Travel Guide to Makassar Indonesia


Here’s a guide to the town, which functions as a springboard to southern Sulawesi and outside. Many travelers come for eating and shopping before going off to distant places in Sulawesi, such as Tana Toraja or various unique diving websites, including Wakatobi National Park.

Where’s it

Makassar is situated in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It’s the most fantastic city in Sulawesi and functions as funding from the southwest.

Things to see

Fort Rotterdam

It is an old fortress from ancient times with 10,000 Rp for compulsory contributions upon entry.

Paotere Harbor

It is a harbor where you can observe the older tradition alive and to bustle within an old fishing industry. In the early hours, it is possible to watch fishers returning to their day’s catch.

Makassar Great Mosque

It is called the flying mosque. This new and well-maintained worship place is unquestionably a sight worthy of a trip. It is found near Losari Beach.

Things to do

Stroll and unwind at Losari Beach

This beach is no more than just ashore but still a fantastic shore located in the center of town. Better come here to get the beautiful sunset view.

Shop at Trans Studio Makassar

This colossal mall is also the hangout area of the neighborhood. Therefore it might be interesting to chill and do a little people watching.

Malino Tea plantations

in case you’ve got enough time and would prefer some cooler area to enjoy, go on a 60-90 minutes’ drive from Makassar to this gorgeous highland with strawberry and lavender fields.

Where to stay

Most travelers remain in the city center because of the options and simple access to the remainder of the tourist attractions and transport to other parts of Sulawesi. In smaller towns in Indonesia, I usually advise staying in mid-sized hotels since they are dependable and cheap, like Melia Makassar or even Pesonna Makassar.

The way to get there

  • Flights

In the airport, the fare of a cab to the city is around IDR 70,000. But if you use an official airport taxi, the fare could be around IDR 100,000. For more affordable options, you might take a bemo (minibus) in the city for IDR 4,000 and might stop in Makassar Mall.

  • Departure Tax

Update in 2016: many carriers today consist of the death tax in the airline, so please consult your own carriers, as it might indicate that you don’t have to cover the departure tax at the airport.

  • Boat

Makassar is also an important port for Pelni ships. Still, it may be an alternative to flights through the ocean. If you are eager to test out for adventure functions as it isn’t so much more affordable and the hours are very long. By way of instance, a ship ride to Makassar requires 16 hours in Balikpapan, 24 hours in Surabaya, also 30 hours in Tanjung Priok.

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