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Ujung Pandang (Makassar) Highlights

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Jl. Ujung Pandang, Bulo Gading, Ujung Pandang, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90171, Indonesia

Part of what makes this 17th-century fort so interesting is its layers of history. Once the center of Dutch rule in this part of Sulawesi (you'll note it's named after the Netherlands city), Fort Rotterdam is considered Asia's best-preserved...

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Pelabuhan Paotere, Gusung, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Admire the curved-upward prows of traditional, seagoing Buginese boats called phinisis at this atmospheric port in the northern part of Ujung Pandang. The harbor is bustling from daybreak to midmorning, and that's of course the best time to visit....

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Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Head about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Ujung Pandang for a refreshing visit to a hill town. The ride to Malino is a serene and beautiful one as the route is fringed with farming villages, rice paddies and flowering trees. Once you...

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Jl. Nusakambangan No.16, Pattunuang, Wajo, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90174, Indonesia

An unforgettable seafood experience awaits at this air-conditioned restaurant about a 15-minute walk east of Fort Rotterdam. (Any local can point the way to Restoran Surya Super Crab.) Once you've landed a table, tuck into platters of huge...

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Jl. Diponegoro No.95, Melayu, Wajo, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90157, Indonesia

Seafood prepared with Chinese and Indonesian touches is the focus at this popular restaurant located on a street running east of the Pelabuhan port. Kudu-kudu fish, or boxfish, is a tasty local specialty (from a fish you're...

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Jalan Doktor Sam Ratulangi No.35, Mamajang Luar, Kec. Makassar, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90132, Indonesia

Head to Sulawesi's modern Mal Ratu Indah to visit one of the archipelago's most popular department stores, Matahari. From Indonesian brands to the big international labels, you'll find products in every category you could want: kids', men's,...

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Jl. Somba OPU, Ujung Pandang, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

It's a short and pleasant stroll south of Fort Rotterdam to this colorful shopping street lined with souvenir stores. Whether it's jewelry, clothes, batik, Tana Toraja souvenirs or handicrafts you're after, you'll likely find what you're looking...

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Jl. Benteng Somba Opu, Kabupaten Gowa, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Once you've seen Fort Rotterdam and the Dutch-colonial architecture there, make for the outskirts of Ujung Pandang to see Old Gowa and the remains of the 16th- and 17th-century kingdom that was once the power center of South Sulawesi. Among the...

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Jln. Poros Maros-Bone Km.12, Kalabbirang, Bantimurung, Kalabbirang, Bantimurung, Kabupaten Maros, Sulawesi Selatan 90561, Indonesia

An immense wild kingdom of butterflies, rushing waterfalls and limestone mountain scenery is just a short ride from downtown Ujung Pandang. This national park, 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the north, comprises thousands of hectares of karst...