Yearning for a vacation destination that’ll light up your Instagram?
Explore Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia that can be reached easily via the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport or via Pelni ships.
Just visit these 9 Insta-worthy spots in & around Makassar and let nature speak for itself.
The giant bronze statue of Jesus Christ on top of Buntu Burake is said to be the second-highest Jesus statue in the world. Try some landscape photography as you take a thrilling walk on the glass bridge surrounding the statue. Capture the grandeur of the iconic statue and the beautiful panoramic views of Makale city around the lush green karst hills.
Scoot over to Kodingareng Keke Island to grab great underwater photography opportunities as you snorkel around colorful fishes and beautiful coral reefs. Plus, the crystal-clear blue water and the pristine white sandy beach of this uninhabited island are equally photo-worthy.
The Appalarang Cliff is a #NoFilter-worthy spot that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the clear turquoise sea water. And if you wish to enjoy an up-close view of the gorgeous ocean, you can take the stairs down to the characteristic wooden deck.
Image source by afnida
Relish the magnificent natural landscape of Butu Macca, a highly Instagrammable spot amidst Mount Bambapuang and Mount Nona. Take pictures on numerous viewing platforms adorned with interesting props like couches, beds, nests, aircraft, boats, & pianos, plus a variety of lovely photo frames. Or go for the hanging seat, the hanging lazy bag, or the hanging bike if you’re ready for an adrenaline rush.
Image source by ewink_ali
Visit the unique Rammang Rammang village in Maros, near Makassar, where the towering karst mountains overlooking the rice fields, the scenic boat ride in the mangrove-lined river, the traditional stilt houses, and the surreal beauty of the area will make you wanna capture it all.
Have fun taking innovative photos from the tall Helena Sky Bridge in Bantimurung National Park. Capture the stunning green karst landscape and the amazing view of the butterfly conservatory area right below the bridge.
The highlight of Leang-Leang, Maros, is the complex of pre-historic caves scattered amongst the rocky karst hills. Take your Insta game a notch higher by introducing a touch of civilization through fascinating snaps of some of the world’s oldest figurative artwork present on the cave walls.
Image source by tama.ashr
Make sure to visit the drop-dead gorgeous Ketemu Jodoh for some impressive waterfall photography. Hike up to the top and be rewarded by the incredible views of the impressive two-tiered waterfall.
Image source by anuakbar_
Falling from a height of 109 meters, the ethereal beauty of the roaring Takapala Waterfall is a sight to behold. Grab amazing shots of the magical mist, or even a rainbow if you’re lucky, formed by the spray of the splashing water.
The charming Makassar is also considered to be the gateway to Tana Toraja, which is a must-see in Sulawesi if you want to discover the unique traditional houses with curved boat-like roofs and the distinct Torajan cultural heritage renowned for its funeral ceremonies.
So grab your cameras and explore these 9 picturesque gems in and around Makassar that will fill your heart with wonder and delight. (HR)
Bantimurung NP: Roaring Waterfall, Butterfly Kingdom
Pakarena Dance: South Sulawesi's Grace
Shopping in Makassar: Gold, Silks, Pearls and more
5 Mouthwatering Culinary Treasures of Makassar
Fascinating Things to See and Do when in Makassar