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Samalona Island in South Sulawesi - Indonesia

Samalona Island in South Sulawesi – Indonesia

South Sulawesi is the southern part of Sulawesi island located in Indonesia, which Makassar city is the capital. South Sulawesi has many interesting attractions and can add to your knowledge. for the traveler must visit this area, you will gain new experiences and different from other areas that you’ve visited.

The following attractions are located in South Sulawesi:

A. Tourist places in Makassar city:

1. Losari beach.


Losari beach is an icon of Makassar. This beach was once the beach with the world’s longest table, because the tent stalls that lined the shore embankment. But today the stalls have been relocated to a place not far from the tourist area. Makassar Municipal Government has beautified the beach is by making the bridge, making it more clean and comfortable place to visit. Around the coast there are many cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood. In addition, visitors can also enjoy the typical food of Makassar, Pisang epek such as bananas, es pisang ijo such as ice green bananas, coto Makassar, konro soup, and so forth. Along the coast there are also many specialty, both first-class hotel to hotel star jasmine. There are also hospitals and shopping centers of gold and craft / souvenir Makassar. Location This beach is located in the heart of Makati City, the Comforter Road west of Makassar

2. Samalona Island.

The Samalona island is an area of Makassar ??approximately 2.34 acres. This island is one marine attraction visited by many local and foreign tourists. The area is very nice island weeks to dive, because the surrounding reefs are home to diverse marine tropical fish and other marine biota. The island is located about 6.8 km from the city of Makassar which can be taken approximately 20-30 minutes by using a speed boot. At this location there are also some simple lodging house-shaped stage that can accommodate about 20 people. In addition, there are also several food stalls that provide a variety of fresh seafood.

3. Somba Opu fort.

Somba Opu fort built in 1525 by the Sultan of Gowa IX. The fort is a trade center and port of spices visited by traders from Asia and Europe. In 1669, the fort was occupied by the VOC and then destroyed until submerged by tidal waves. In the 1980s, the fort was rediscovered by a number of scientists are. And in 1990, the fort was reconstructed so that it looks better. Now, Somba Opu become a historical attraction in the city of Makassar in which there are several traditional houses representing South Sulawesi Bugis, Makassar, Mandar and Toraja. In addition, there is also a cannon with a length of 9 m and weighs 9500 kg and a museum that contains relics of historical objects of the Sultanate of Gowa.

4. Fort Rotterdam.

Fort Rotterdam was originally built in 1545 by the King of Gowa X with the name of Fort Ujung Pandang. Inside are the typical stage house where the King of Gowa and his family lived. At the time of the Dutch master are Banda and the Moluccas, they decided to conquer Kingdom of Gowa that VOC merchant fleet can go and easily docked in Sulawesi. In his quest to conquer the Gowa, hire the Dutch from the Moluccas. Fortress siege for over a year, the Dutch finally made ??it home and destroy the King and the rest of the Citadel. The Dutch forced the sultan to sign the Treaty Bongaya Hasanuddin in 1667, where one of the clauses in the agreement requires that the kingdom of Gowa surrender to the Dutch fort.

Once submitted to the Dutch fort, Fort rebuilt and furnished in accordance with Dutch architecture later renamed the Ford Rotterdam. This fort was later used as a center of government and spices shelters in Eastern Indonesia. In the Japanese colonial period, this fort functioned as a center of agriculture and language studies. Then be used as a military command center. And now the fort was a center of culture and art.

Inside the fort there are some holding room / prison used to hold only slaah Diponegoro. In addition, there is also a church by the Dutch and Meseum La Galigo that stores more than 4999 collections. The collection includes a collection of prehistoric, Numismatic, ceramics, history, texts, and ethnography. Ethnographic collection consists of various types of the technology, the arts, living equipment and other objects are created and used by the Bugis, Makassar, Mandar, Toraja da. Currently, other than as a historic tourist attractions, fort is also used as a cultural center of South Sulawesi.

B. Famous tourist places in some districts of the South Sulawesi:

1. Tanjung Bira Beach in Bulukumba District.

Tanjung Bira beach is a fine white sand beaches and clean with crystal clear sea water is very popular in South Sulawesi. Visitors also can watch the sunrise and sunset and the beauty of the two islands in front of the island and the island Liukang loe Goat (uninhabited). Tanjung Bira is located about 200 km from Makassar or 40 miles from Bulukumba. It has been equipped with facilities such as parking, lodging, hotels, villas, bungalows, and the restaurant and others. In coastal areas there is also a ferry port is available to take visitors who want to travel to the island Selayar.

2. Phinisi Boat Craft Center in Bulukumba District.

Tana Beru famous as a shipbuilding / traditional boat. You will feel amazed at the expertise to make a traditional boat with traditional wood construction and equipment as well. They were able to make a boat that is very sturdy and majestic just based on the experience and knowledge gained from their ancestors, without the written literature ateu image. History proves that the archipelago has been successfully Phinisi boat sailed to Vancouver Canada, the United States in 1986. Therefore, dubbed Bulukumba Butta Panritta Lopi, which means the earth ate soil experts Phinisi Boat makers. Boat Phinisi craft center is located in the coastal village of Tana Beru, Bontobahari District, about 24 km from the city Bulukumba.

3. Marine national parks Taka Bonerate in Selayar District.

This area is designated as a Marine National Park because it has an area of ??220 000 hectares of coral atoll, Atoll Reef which is the third largest in the world. This area is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, and diving. The park can also be used for research, education, and cultivation. Located in the Flores Sea, about 79-206 Mile Sea south of the Citadel, Selayar, South Sulawesi. Can be reached through three channels, namely, land, sea, and air.

4. Jammeng Tourism Village in Selayar District.

East of Jammeng village there is a sea tour filled with coral and marine life which is very interesting, there is also a seven-story waterfall, this site presents a very interesting landscape. Located about 5 km from the coast of Hara.

5. Baloyya beach in Selayar District.

This beach has white sand with crystal clear water ramps. Around the coast there are natural caves and small islands, beautiful coral reefs that adorn the coast into the tourism potential that can be enjoyed, especially when sunset came. Located on the west coast of the southern coast of the island Selayar, about 9 km from the city fortress, can be achieved by using four-wheel vehicle.

6. Londa in Tana Toraja District.

Londa is the steep rocks on the side of a typical tomb of Tana Toraja. One of them is located at high altitudes of the hills with caves in which the coffin-coffin set according to the family line, on a hillside overlooking the views of others are left open expanse of green. Londa is de Village Sendan Uai, Sanggalai District, about 5 km to the south of Rantepao, Tana Toraja.

7. Lemo in Tana Toraja District.

Lemo is a grave made ??in the rock. This hill is called Lemo because of its shape resembles a round citrus fruit (lime). On the hill there are about 75 holes and each hole is the grave of a family cemetery with a 3 X 5 M. To make this hole may take 6 months to 1 year   at a cost of about Rp. 30 million. This place is often referred to as the home of the spirits. In the cemetery you can see the corpse Lemo stored in the open air, amid the steep rocks. This cemetery is a mix between death, art and ritual. At certain times of the clothes the bodies will be replaced with a ceremony Ma Nene. Lemo grave stone is located in the north Makale, Tana Toraja.

8. Bantimurung Waterfall in Maros District.

This area is located in the valley of limestone hills / steep Karas with lush tropical vegetation, so that in addition to having a spectacular waterfall is also an ideal habitat for many species of butterflies, birds and insects are rare endemic. This waterfall has a width of 20 meters and 15 meters high. Under the waterfall flow, there is a bathing place of ground limestone and covered with a layer of hard minerals from the water flow for hundreds of years. To the left of the waterfall there is a 10 meter high concrete staircase that is the way to the two caves that surround the waterfall, the Cave of Dreams and Batu Caves. This place is located in District Bantimurung, Maros, South Sulawesi.


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