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A bustling port, Makassar is the largest city in East Indonesia. Its cosmopolitan nature and urban attractions make it a must-visit city in Indonesia. It is relatively more modern, as a city, but also has traces of Dutch architecture in a few places, with Fort Rotterdam standing as one of the remaining bastions of colonial architecture. The walkway along Losari Beach is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Makassar is also known for its great diving and snorkelling opportunities off the reef of Samalona Island.
Makassar used to be and still is, Indonesia's largest trade conduit, and this makes it one of the most colourfully cosmopolitan cities in the country. The city's most famous part is the Pantai Losari or the Losari beach, where tourists may catch picturesque scenes from the sea and visit the various food stalls, and the famous floating mosque - Masjid Amirul Mukminin. Besides these traces of tradition, the rest of the city is a sprawling metropolis, boasting of the worlds largest indoor theme park Trans Studio and many large malls and luxury hotels.