Places To Visit In Makassar

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1. Fort Rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

The bastion of Dutch colonial power in the 1600s, and a remnant of history.

2. Losari Beach

Losari Beach
4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

Losari Beach serves as the center of attraction of the Makassar city. One will come across many different food stalls which have been lined up near the beach to indulge in some delicious and yummy snacks. The beach is at a strategic location which is flanked with artificial platforms, buildings, five-star hotels, restaurants and cafes along with huge market to shop to your heart’s desire. Thus, this is easy to access location is one of the most attractive options for many tourists in the city.

3. Malino

3.8 /5

49 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

A small village surrounded by tea plantations, Malino is an ideal getaway for a day.

4. Paotere Harbour

Paotere Harbour
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

The Paotere Harbour is the oldest harbour in the country, and it used to be a major trading hub in its heyday. It is filled with colourful ships, and tourists can take a ship ride for less than USD 5. It is a beautiful coast to view from a ship, and these ships are filled with friendly locals. A nearby fish market offers all kinds of freshly-caught fish and adds to the charm of Makassar's quaint sea-port.

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5. Pasir Putih

Pasir Putih
4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

An island just off the coast of Makassar, this place is ideal for deep-sea diving.

6. Trans Studio Makassar

Trans Studio Makassar

1,146 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

The Trans Studio is the third largest theme park across the world at the moment and is considered to the best entertainment spot in Indonesia at present. Located in the largest city of Makassar in Eastern Indonesia, it is a great place for relaxing with the family without experiencing the inconvenience of inclement weather as the entire entertainment area is located indoors.

7. Kayangan Lake

Kayangan Lake

1,903 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

Kayangan Lake in the Philippines is one of the two lakes located in Coron island of Makassar open for public. Geographically, it is situated in the northern end of the Palawan Islands which is towards the southwest of Philippines. Swimming, diving, raft rides, cave visits, and viewpoints should be on your itinerary when you visit Kayangan Lake.

8. Pulau Samalona

Pulau Samalona

1,142 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

Formed on a cluster of coral, Pulau Samalona or Samalona Island is one of Makassar’s hidden gems. It has beautiful white sand beaches, azure waters, and breathtaking marine life. The island is famous for its snorkelling and diving opportunities that lets one see the colourful coral reefs and fish up close. Pulau Samalona is less than an hour’s boat ride from Makassar, making this little island the ultimate day trip and weekend getaway.

9. Fort Somba Opu

Fort Somba Opu

1,149 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Makassar

Known as a fortified commercial center of the Gowa Regency in the 16th Century, Somba Opu Fort bears the marks of history situated in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The area surrounding the Benteng Somba Opu (Indonesian for Fort Somba Opu) has been developed into a recreation park (housing relics from the Sowa kingdom), and a museum (displaying historical objects of the Sultanate of Gowa) along with the Gowa Discovery Amusement Park. The Somba Opu Fort is, thus, an ideal place for a day-outing with the young ones in tow.

FAQs on Makassar

How can I commute within Makassar?

Makassar is subject to sweltering heat a lot of the time, so tourists may use a becak (a bicycle rickshaw) or a taxi to get around Makassar. Becaks are the most prevalent mode of transport around Makassar, and can navigate through the more difficult areas in the region.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Makassar?

The top sightseeing places in Makassar are Fort Rotterdam, Losari Beach, Malino, Paotere Harbour, Pasir Putih, Trans Studio Makassar.
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