Welcome to the topic “Activities In Makassar.”
Makassar, also known as Ujung Padang, is the capital of South Sulawesi and serves as an important hub for international and domestic flights through its airport.
Most visitors come here to buy and eat before traveling to Sulawesi’s remotest locations, such as Tana Toraja, or too many beautiful diving sites, such as Wakatobi National Park.
Here are some activities you can look forward to when you visit Makassar.
Chill At Losari Beach
Not quite a beach, but a lovely riverfront in the heart of the city. It’s best to come here for the sunset. Pickpockets should be avoided at all costs – so stay vigilant and alert.
Visit Paotere Harbor
Explore a historic fishing harbor where an old tradition is still alive and well. Early in the morning, fishermen can be seen returning with their catch of the day.
Malino Tea Plantations
Take over an hour’s trip out of Makassar to this gorgeous highland with tea and strawberry fields if you have the time and want some fresh cool air.
It is definitely an adorable little activity to look forward to!
Take A Look At Makassar Great Mosque
This modern and well-maintained religious space, dubbed the floating mosque, is undoubtedly a sight worth seeing. It is also close to Losari Beach.
Check Out Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park
Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park, surrounded by apparently endless limestone hills, is a local favorite, particularly the Rammang-Rammang karst area, the world’s second-largest of its sort.
If you’re short on time, however, consider getting wet at Bantimurung Falls, where you can rent and ride inflated inner tubes down the stream.
Aside from tubing, picnics are also popular here, particularly on weekends when locals get together to enjoy the outdoors. While you’re there, climb the stairway next to Bantimurung Waterfall to see Goa Batu, one of Bulusaraung National Park’s two caves.
British naturalist Alfred Wallace, who found over 200 butterfly species in the park, coined the term “butterfly kingdom.” It’s no surprise that souvenir booths will greet you at the park entrance, selling shirts, purses, and framed mounted butterflies featuring butterflies.
Visit Kodingareng Keke Island
Makassar is surrounded by an island-studded sea that will take your breath away. The idyllic Kodingareng Keke Island, about an hour and a half by boat from the mainland, is one of them. Unlike the crowded beaches of Bali, there’s a high chance you won’t be sharing the islands with swarms of tourists – mostly on weekdays.
The stunning coastline of Kodingareng Keke Island is devoid of fancy trappings. Before you travel, make sure you have your snorkeling equipment packed. Although some corals are in bad shape, there are still some excellent snorkeling spots, particularly near the coral drop-off.
Also, because a few sea urchins are thriving here, it is essential not to forget to wear aqua shoes for your feet’s safety.
Shopping At Trans Studio Makassar
This is a large shopping center with numerous stores, restaurants, and cafes. It’s also a popular hangout spot for locals, so it’s an excellent area to mix and people-watch.
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