(visitikhatulistiwa.com) – Formerly named Ujung Pandang then changed to Makassar, the city which is the door to a new adventure towards eastern Indonesia.
makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi province, is in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago with the busiest flight in the eastern part.
Sultan Hassanudin airport is one of the most modern airports in Indonesia connecting visitors from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan, and around Sulawesi itself. While to the far east in Indonesia a continuation of flights to and from Maluku and Papua.
since the 14th century, Makassar has also been known as the busiest sea port of the archipelago (Indonesia) where trade ships from China, India and Cambodia trade silk, tea and ceramic transactions in exchange for cloves, nutmeg and pearls from Maluku as well as with goldand forest products from Sulawesi.
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The 16th century, when Europe found the cruise line to the spice island they were looking for, the Spaniards and the Portuguese then made Makassar an important gateway to store spices before they were sold to Europe.
on the southern peninsula of Sulawesi, the Bugis, Makassar and Mandar ethnic groups have been well-known for their sailing skills in the oceans and making pinisi riverboats crashing the waves. they also succeeded in developing fishery products, cultivating agricultural land for trade commodities. In addition to crops, South Sulawesi people are also good at creating literary works that are inherited until now. epos titled “I la Galigo” is a masterpiece that has been recognized as a worldwide Bugis literature.
Here also developed a graceful dance where the dancers wore brightly colored silk costumes with pretty accessories. located on a busy trade line along the Makassar Strait, Makassar City is a busy cosmopolitan city, a mixture of various races and ethnicities such as Malay, Chinese, European, Javanese, Balinese, Ambonese, Melanesian, and others. makassar is also now a city of students or educational cities who visited from various islands in the eastern part of Indonesia to study at universities available.
International cargo ships from various countries anchored in Port Paotere. Pinisi sailboats lined the dock ready to load things from the nearest and farthest places of the island. You will also see fishing boats fishing and loading fish catches like pantorani to lepa-lepa.
makassar has a beautiful open road overlooking the sea like in Losari Beach. You can watch the sunrise and sunset of the spectacular sun there including easily reaching a wide range of hotels and food stalls.
Makassar is the entrance gate to Eastern Indonesia as well as the entrance to the adventure to Tana Toraja. A place with amazing mountain scenery and unique Toraja rituals that are stunning to explore.
If talking Toraja may not be endless. the district which is 350 km from the city of Makassar has become a tourist prey from various countries due to its cultural uniqueness. source pesona.Indonesia.travel
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