Best Spots to Visit in Makassar, South Sulawesi

Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, might not be as famous as other areas in Indonesia like Yogyakarta, Bali, or Lombok Island. Foreigners who visit South Sulawesi commonly target Toraja - Makale or Rantepao - which hosts abundant historic spots that are worth visited. If you target Toraja, of course, you will be landed in Makassar. If you land in Makassar, take your time and consider visiting some best spots below.

Fort Rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam or in bahasa Indonesia is called Benteng Rotterdam is one of the most historic spots you can find in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Based on history as informed inside a book, it was established by “I Manrigau Bonto Karaeng Laikung” in 1545. To enter this spot, you just need to pay sincerely, any amount as you wish, at the station near the entrance gate. This spot provides you historical objects inside the museum. 

Benteng Somba Opu

Benteng Somba Opu is located in Gowa district, near Makassar. To enter this spot, you just need to pay nothing. This spot mainly hosts many custom homes and offer cultural insights. You can rent any tour guide to help you understand the history of this spot.

Pantai Losari

Located at Jl. Penghibur near Fort Rotterdam, Pantai Losari or in English people called it Losari beach. In this place, there are a lot of statue of Indonesian heroes. This spot is usually full of crowded at night. If you want to have great view of the beach, you can come in the afternoon. However, the temperature is quite hot - it might be beyond your tolerance - but you are tourist. Do not just stay at hotel. Go out and play!