Makassar, Indonesia: Tourism Hidden Jewel in South Sulawesi

To relieve stress on your body and mind after months of non-stop working, going on vacation is surely a great idea. There are so many places you can choose to spend your vacation, one of the recommended one is Makassar, Indonesia. Tourism field is considerably new in this city. Even so, it has so many potential spots that beg to be visited. Thus, in this article, we will give some suggestion about these potential tourism spots.

The following list will describe briefly about some of the best tourist destinations in Makassar:

  • Amatoa Resort: this resort is quite far from the center of Makassar, with around 5 hour drive. However, you will not be disappointed with the sceneries that will greet you once you arrive. This resort is located near Tanjung Bira where you can see the crystal clear water with beautiful coral reefs. This resort offers 9 bungalows where you can relax and enjoy the sceneries. The facilities offered by this resort certainly ensure the comfort of their guests, with ocean-front rooms, marble beds, and swimming pool.
  • Bawakaraeng Mountain: literally means as the God’s Mouth, this mountain offers stunning views of nature on Sulawesi Island. For those who love adventure, climbing this mountain is definitely a challenging activity for you. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the contrast landscapes of modern Makassar views with the natural serenity of the sea. Whether you reach the peak at night or day, you will still be greeted with breathtaking sceneries that you cannot forget for the rest of your life.
  • Kampili Dam at Gowa Regency: this location is very famous for photo-shoots, especially pre-wedding one due to its magnificent views. The first time you arrive, you may think this dam is pretty ordinary. However, once you go to the bottom, you will be greeted with a stunning landscape you can never forget. It is like the smaller version of Grand Canyon with its endless extraordinary rock formations surrounded by turquoise water. It can be reached with an hour drive from the center of Makassar and no entrance fee is needed. You just need to pay a small amount of money for parking.
  • Apparalang Cliff: this place is a must-visit during your vacation to Makassar. The extraordinary rock formations and stunning ocean views are surely the highlights of this tourist destination. You can also do some snorkeling in this area with its beautiful coral reefs and pristine water. This place is quite secluded, located around 4 hours and 3o minutes from the center of Makassar by driving. Due to its secluded nature, everything is still raw and untouched, making the long trip to this place worth it. No entrance fee is needed and you can also try to visit Tanjung Bira, which only 20 minutes away by car from the cliff.

Other than places mentioned above, there are still a lot of tourism objects in Makassar. But if your vacation duration is limited, the places above should be enough to give you a wonderful experience in Makassar.

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