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Things to Do in Makassar, Indonesia

Makassar Things to Do

Also known as Ujung Padang, Makassar is a port city located on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is an ever-expanding city with lots of fun and interesting things to do.

Ford Rotterdam in Makassar

Ford Rotterdam is an old fortress in Makassar. The architecture of this Indonesian attraction is a great example of Dutch craftsmanship. The fort has its own museum, La Caligo Museum. It consists of two large buildings with ethological exhibits in one and historical items in the other. There are a variety of displays that you can view including prehistoric kitchen tools, rice bowls, clothing, and musical instruments.

The Monument of a Prince

Indonesians visit and honor the famous Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta. He was a prince who played an important part in the Java War. He opposed the Dutch colonial rule and rebelled against them. Diponegoro led the fight against the Dutch and thus began a holy war. When his soldiers were defeated, Diponegoro was exiled to Makassar. You can take time to view the tomb and monument of the late prince while you are in the city.

Cave of Dream

Discover the Cave of Dream was founded in 1986 by accident. An artist trying to find inspiration became lost in the Bantimurung Forest area. When he did not return to the city, two locals went to search for him. They actually found the cave instead. It became known as the Cave of Dream because of the beautiful mineral formations, known as stalactites and stalagmites covering the interior of the cave.

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