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Makassar

Practical information on Makassar

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
25 min drive from the airport
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Makassar

Justine Ceresoli Seasoned Traveller
12 written opinions

Makassar is the capital of the southern province of Sulawesi.

My suggestion:
Makassar is an ideal departure point for trips to the Toraja country! Only stay for the night - time enough to rest up, before exploring the surrounding region.
My review

Makassar is a noisy, polluted large town. Even so, there are a few things worth visiting such as the Sultan's Palace, which houses a museum. There's also a great view over the Bay of Tanjung Bunga. That said, this town is more of stopover, thanks to its airport, which serves Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Denpasar (Bali) - great if you want to tour the Toraja country, something I heartily recommend.

If you want to enjoy the buzz of a large Sulawesi town, then you can easily plunge yourself into its metropolitan frenzy.

I do suggest you head uphill to admire the stunning view of Tanjung Bunga Bay at sunset.