South Sulawesi with the City of Makassar is the capital city of the province is no stranger to the public. This province, located in the southern part of the island of Sulawesi, is one of the Provinces in Indonesia with a variety of tourism beauty. Many tourist attractions in South Sulawesi have a special attraction for tourists, both local and foreign. If you are planning a vacation with family, relatives or friends to Sulawesi, Selata Sulawesi is capable of being one of the destinations that you should consider. For more details, here are some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in South Sulawesi to visit.
1. Losari Beach
Who doesn’t know the beauty of Losari beach. This beach is already well-known in various circles as one of the beautiful and mandatory icons of Makassar city to visit when going to Makassar. This beach is beautiful but also different from most other beaches. If you usually know the beach with the beauty and softness of the sand, then on this beach you will not find sand but concrete on the shores of the beach. Although it does not have sand as a place to relax and play, this beach presents a variety of activities that are no less fun. You can fish, ride a banana boat or water bicycle, sail by boat and so on. In addition, you can jog in the morning on the tracks after enjoying the sunrise or enjoying the beauty of the sunset while tasting various culinary offerings offered.
2. Samalona Island
Another tourist spot in South Sulawesi that you should not miss. Samalona Island is one of the marine tourism objects that are visited by many local and foreign tourists. The area of the island is very good for diving, because around it there are coral reefs inhabited by a variety of tropical fish and other marine biota. This island is about 6.8 km from the city of Makassar which can be reached in about 20-30 minutes using boot speed. . In this location there are also some simple inns in the form of stilt houses that can accommodate around 20 people. In addition, there are also several food stalls that provide a variety of fresh seafood.
3. Taka Bonerate Marine Park
The marine park which is one of the leading tourist attractions in South Sulawesi located in Selayar Islands is a paradise for divers to enjoy the underwater scenery and is perfect for those of you who have a snorkeling hobby. You can enjoy various panoramas of underwater life by swimming together hundreds of fish, turtles, turtles and the beauty of a very beautiful coral reef.
Besides being beautiful with its underwater panorama, this tour also provides a very affordable price. The tariff given to enjoy the beauty of this park is 25,000 for domestic tourists and 60,000 for foreign tourists. Not only that, you can rent a variety of diving equipment with only 250,000 so you don’t have to bother to bring the equipment from home.
4. Bantimurung National Park
The national park located in Maros district, or approximately 45 km from the center of Makassar, is very famous as the kingdom of butterflies. There are around 250 types of butterflies that are there so that butterflies are made into the mascot of the Balammurung National Park.
So that you will not only be presented with a panorama of charming natural beauty but will also add to your knowledge. The park with an area of 43,750 ha is well-known for its millions of charming butterflies that also provide natural beauty with limestone hills, waterfalls and caves that are not less charming. Balla Lompoa Museum
5. Balla Lompoa Museum
The Balla Lompoa Museum is a reconstruction of the Gowa Royal Palace which was founded by the government of the 31st Gowa King in 1936. The architecture of this building is in the form of a typical Bugis house, a stilt house made of ironwood or iron wood. Built on an area of one hectare which is bordered by a high wall fence. The building consists of two parts, the main room covering an area of 60 x 40 meters in which there is a king’s private room, a place to store historical objects, the royal chambers with each each room measures 6 x 5 meters, and the terrace room (reception room) is 40 x 4.5 meters. This building has many windows that are typical of Bugis houses with the size of each window is 0.5 x 0.5 meters . This museum is a storage place for the collection of objects of the Kingdom of Gowa. The Museum of Balla Lompoa is located on Jalan Sultan Hasanuddin No. 48 Sungguminasa, Somba Opu, Gowa Regency, which is directly adjacent to Makassar City.
In addition to being famous for the beautiful panoramic views of the sea, South Sulawesi also provides mountain scenery that is equally beautiful, one of which is Malino. Malino is a tourist place in South Sulawesi that provides a natural view of the mountains and highlands that are very cool and spoil the eyes. A village located in the district. This Gowa presents the beauty of the mountains before you even reach the destination. During the trip you will be spoiled with pine forests and the beautiful beauty of limestone. This famous tourist spot since the Dutch era, besides presenting panoramic views of the mountains also gives the beauty of many waterfalls that you should not miss. also provide other tours such as tea plantations, blue valleys and historical tours in the form of interesting Japanese heritage bunkers.
7. Benteng Somba Opu
Somba Opu Fortress was built in 1525 by the Sultan of Gowa IX. The fort is a trade center and spice port that is crowded with traders from Asia and Europe. In 1669, this fort was controlled by the VOC and was destroyed to submerged by tidal waves. In the 1980s, the fort was rediscovered by a number of scientists, and in 1990 the fort was reconstructed to make it look better. Now, Benteng Somba Opu becomes an object historical tourism in Makassar City, in which there are several buildings of traditional South Sulawesi houses representing Bugis, Makassar, Mandar, and Toraja tribes. In addition, there is also a cannon with a length of 9 m and weighs 9,500 kg and a museum that contains historical objects inherited from the Gowa Sultanate.
8. Tanjung Bira Beach
Tanjung Bira Beach is a smooth and clean white sand beach with crystal clear sea water which is very famous in South Sulawesi. visitors can also watch the sunrise and sunset and the beauty of the two islands in front of them, namely the island of Liukang loe and the island of Kambing (uninhabited). Tanjung Bira is located in the district of Bulukumba or about 200 km from the city of Makassar. Bira Beach has been equipped with facilities such as parking lots, lodging, hotels, villas, bungalows, and restaurants and others. In the coastal area there is also a ferry port that is ready to take visitors who want to travel to Selayar Island.
9. Phinisi Boat Craft Center
Tana Beru is famous as a traditional boat / boat building. You will feel amazed to see the community’s expertise in making traditional boats with wooden construction and traditional equipment. They are able to make a very sturdy and magnificent boat based solely on the experience and knowledge gained from their ancestors, without using written images or literature. History proves that the Phinisi Nusantara Boat had successfully sailed to Vancouver Canada, United States in 1986. Therefore, Bulukumba was dubbed the Butta Panritta Lopi, which means the earth or land of the experts of Phinisi Boat makers. This Phinisi Boat craft center is located on the coast of the village of Tana Beru, Bontobahari District, Bulukumba.
10. Ammatoa Customary Areas
The natural beauty in the form of the preservation of forest areas is a feature of this customary area, and the culture of life of its people is far from a modern lifestyle. The characteristics of the kajang community in Tana Toa Village, which appear everyday are clothes with all-black colors, while the characteristics of the house building are uniformly facing North. The community is led by a person with the title Amma Toa with a lifetime of leadership. Located in Kajang District, about 56 Km from the city of Bulukumba.
11. Ke’te Kesu
Ke’te Kesu, one of the villages in Tanah Toraja is a tourist spot in South Sulawesi that is rich in culture and history. Ke’te Kesu means an activity center, where there are villages, carving crafts, and graves. The center of the activity is in the form of a row of traditional houses called Tongkonan, which is a fascinating object in this village. Besides Tongkonan, there are also rice barns and megalith buildings in the vicinity. About 100 meters behind the village there are cliff burial sites with dependent graves and tau-tau in a stone building that is given a fence. This tau-tau shows the appearance of the owner everyday. The village is also known for its carving expertise owned by its inhabitants and is also a good place to shop for souvenirs. Located about 4 Km from the southeast of Rantepao.
12. Bulupoloe Island
This Bulupoloe Island belongs to the administrative region of East Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi. East Luwu Regency is about 500 km from Makassar City. The main attraction emanating from the island of Bulupoloe which makes it one of the attractions that should be visited is the natural beauty of the mountains and the beauty of the sea. . In addition, some places on this island have fresh water sources that further add to the uniqueness of the island. The Enchanted Sea, presented by Bulupoloe Island, adds to the awe of its coastal conditions which are still very natural and not contaminated with pollution. Not only that, the sea water on this island is very clear, decorated with a variety of fascinating coral reefs, colorful fish and other marine life that further adds to the vibrant life of the underwater on this Bulupoloe Island. we can enjoy traditional Luwu culinary tours, and there are also several inns.
13. Kapoposang Island
t is one of the Spermonde archipelago where the island has a very beautiful cluster of coral reefs by storing a variety of interesting marine biota. Located in Mattiroujung Village, Liukang Tupabiring District, Kab. Kepep, and can be reached by using a speed boat around 90 minutes northwest of Makassar.
14. Dutungan Island
This island with an area of around 9 ha has a beautiful stretch of white sand on the outside. Surrounded by blue sea views you are guaranteed to feel at home to stay long in this place. Located in Cilelang Village, Kab. Barru.
15. Lejja Hot Spring Natural Baths
The water temperature in this bath can reach 60 degrees Celsius so it is often believed to cure itching and rheumatism. This bath is located in a mountainous area, has a beautiful natural panorama, cool and very interesting to visit for recreation. Located in Bulu Village, Marioriwa District, Soppeng Regency.