Travelling to Makassar tourist destination

Makassar, a city which became one of the large cities in eastern Indonesia. The city that you can make as a reference for your tourist destination in Indonesia. The major population in makassar city is ethnic Makassar and Bugis. As a big city, Makassar has complete enough of variations for tourist destination, some of them are beaches tour, island tours, historical tours, culinary tours and modern. To reach the city of Makassar is not difficult, and the easiest way that you can take is using an airflight, where as greatly save your time and flexibility to adjust the time traveled in this city. You do not need to worry about flight schedule in Makassar City because it has been equipped by the international airport named Sultan Hassanudin International Airport. At the airport's, flight traffic is fairly widely available to every destination.

City of Makassar in Losari beach
One of considerable tourist destination frequented by tourists in this city is Losari Beach. This beach is begun as one of the icons which as a pride of Makassar community. For those of you who love the atmoshpere of beach sunset and typical traditional food especially Makassar cuisine , this beach is the right choice for you to visit. The best time to visit this beach is about 5 pm until evening.

Losari beach view on sunset scenery
After enjoying  the sunset, you will be spoiled with culinary were offerings typical Makassar foods, including "Pisang Gapit" made from roasted banana and "Wedang Saraba" hot spices drink . After enjoying the sunset and the atmosphere makassar typical cuisine, now  you can find around the beach as a place to sleep. One of  hotels I used to stay is Aryaduta Hotel . The hotel is located right in front of the beach and close to the road sombaopu where as a souvenir area in Makassar city.

Inside Aryaduta Hotel Makassar
The next tourist destination that you can visit while in this city is Fort Rotterdam. This fort is a historical heritage of the Sultanate of Gowa, the Empire had triumphed around the 17th century with the capital of Makassar. In the complex there is Fort Rotterdam Museum, La Galigo in which there are numerous references to the historical greatness of Makassar (Gowa-Tallo) and other areas in South Sulawesi.

Fort Rotterdam Makassar
For good natural attractions , you can visit Bantimurung Bulusaraung tourism park within 2 hours drive from the city of Makassar. In this park you can enjoy Bantimurung waterfalls were are quite famous. in addition to the waterfall, there is also a cave that you can explore. The most special thing of this tourism park is habitat of beautiful and unique butterfly were spread with diverse types.

Bantimurung Tourism Park Makassar
Actually, there are so many tourism options that you can visit in this city, including Samalona island  , trans studio makassar (world's largest indoor studio), Khayangan island, and much more. You have to preparing at least few more days and budget to accomplish all tourist attraction in makassar. Wellcome to Makassar and have a nice travel.
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Indonesia Sun Bear Enclosure at Balikpapan

For those of you who want to travel while providing education about sun bear habitat to your son or daughter, you can make the tourist area of environmental education in the city of Balikpapan as reference option for your tour destination. This tourist area is located on the trans road of Balikpapan - Samarinda KM 23. tourist area was inaugurated by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia in 1997 and carried out development in the year 2002. To achieve this tourist area, can be traveled about 1 hours drive from city of Balikpapan.

Sun Bear
This tourist area is a conservation area for Sun Bear animal , known by the scientific name of 'Helarctos malayanus ". These animals belong to one of the protected animals in the world. Sun bear is the smallest bear species of the eight bear species in the entire world. Sun bear has a body length of about 1.4 meters and a black feathered accompanied by light brown color around the neck.

Sun Bear Tourism Entrance

Inside the enclosure of tourist areas, there are about 6 Sun Bear which are treated and trained to return to their natural habitat in forests. The sun bears are the bears that was captured and used commercially by parties who are not responsible. This region has an area of ​​1.3 ha which is designed to match the original habitat of the sun bear.

Sun Bear Enclosure
In addition to Sun bear habitat enclosure, you can give your son or daughter to the knowledge about various things about bears that are presented in an interactive form. Located on the right side of the sun bear enclosure, there is a mini Sun Bear information center were are quite complete and attractive for your sons and daughters. There are boards that contain informative about the life of the bears, both of the spread of the bears, the bears food, as well as the types of the bears and how the bears can live in the wilderness.

Sun Bear Information House

In this tourist areas there is also a traditional home of Kalimantan, various kinds of flowers and fruit plants, as well as the playground which you can visit to rest or wait for sun bear enclosure load time. For information, you should already be in this tourist area before 09.00 wita or before 15:00 wita. This clock is adjusted for hours to feed the Sun the bears, so that when you come, you can immediately see the behavior of the sun bear was looking for food.
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Indonesia Canopy Bridge at Bangkirai Hill National Park

One of the tourist destinations in East Kalimantan that you should visit is Bangkirai Hill. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the tropical rain forest which is became the one of  lungs of the world today.  Bangkirai hill is a natural tourism area which is managed by PT. INHUTANI I Unit I Balikpapan. This tourist area is located in District Samboja, Kutai regency, East Kalimantan and located between the trans Balikpapan - Samarinda, precisely at KM38. Bangkirai hill can be reached by traveling overland for 1.5 hours from the city of Balikpapan. This tour offers the charm of the natural tropical rain forests, which is equipped with infrastructure and other facilities like restaurant, lamin for meetings, swimming pool, as well as cottages and jungle cabin. 

Canopy Bridge at Bangkirai Hill National Park
In this area there is a canopy bridge along 64 m were hanged connect 5 Bangkirai tree at a height of 30 m. This  Canopy bridge is the first in Indonesia, both in Asia and the eighth in the world. Its construction was made by cooperation among the United States and Indonesia government. short history, researchers from the United States has conducted site surveys and trees and the environment then performed the first phase in January 1998 and the second phase was completed in February 1998 when the bridge was completed approximately in 1 month. 

Bangkirai Hill entrance gate
This Canopy Bridge is undertaken by American contractors who are members of the CCA (Canopy Construction Association ) as six field executive with three people as local power assisted . In addition to  its construction are also use by Bangkirai woods and  Galvanized nail were made in America. The age of this canopy bridge completion can be expected to last for 15-20 years according to age and durability of materials.

View From Canopy Bride
Canopy bridge view

Besides enjoying the beautiful of rain forest from the height of canopy bridge, you can enjoy various types of trees and vegetation with a round track that has been provided by the park management. And after enjoying Bangkirai Hill National Park , you can buy something at the souvenir shop to bring back home.
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5 Top Indonesia Tourist Destination 2012

Indonesia has a very distinct natural beauty, lies in the middle of the equator, Indonesia storing an assortment of riches tourism invaluable. From the sea, rare ​​coral reef overgrown with and has the largest ​​coral reef area in the world even at the center of the world's coral reef. Until very unique cultural heritage to be enjoyed for tourists visiting Indonesia, namely Bali, Bali has a very interesting cultural diversity to be missed, as well as rows of beautiful beaches and friendly Balinese people, allowing you to enjoy the holidays with a million meanings. Here's 5 favorite tourist destinations in 2012 that could be your reference for a trip to Indonesia this year.

Bali 

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Bali is still an attraction for foreign tourists and a major tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali is the most famous tourist spots in Indonesia and the world. seen from the results of the assessment Bali has a background of outstanding natural scenery, followed by the friendliness of its people and its culture. Bali is one of the attractions are Indonesia, the island is so beautiful that many people call the island of God. Bali Island save a great attraction and one of the best in the world, so no wonder the island of Bali are always crowded with tourists. Some of the attractions in the island of Bali is: Tanah Lot, Bedugul, Kuta Beach, Tanjung Benoa, Lake Batur, Sanur Beach, the Statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) and so on.

Lombok 

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Lombok island is located east of the island of Bali which are separated by the Lombok Strait and the west of the island of Sumbawa, separated by the Strait Alas, with the natural topography is dominated by Rinjani volcano which reaches a height of 3,726 meters above sea level making it the highest volcano number 3 in Indonesia. Lombok island has now become one of the icons Tourism Indonesia. The beauty of the island with its Mount Rinjani towering sky looks magnificent, beautiful beaches of white sand, the richness of biodiversity, complemented by small islands in the middle of the sea is made ​​up of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno and some gili - another gili, also the friendliness of its people Sasak and Sasak cultural uniqueness and diversity that can make tourists amazed.

Komodo Island 

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To get to the island of Komodo and other islands we have to Labuan Bajo, the city formerly known only as a fishing village and is now transformed into an exotic tourist destination than Bali. Day by day more and more tourists stop in Labuan Bajo. The travelers did not just come to see the giant Komodo lizard, but also to continue the road trip up to Lake Kelimutu Three Color and ends at Maumere. A number of international events to make this place a must-visit area. Several cruise ships and yachts from foreign countries every year docked at this port. This area also save natural wealth under the sea is very beautiful and attractive for tourists.

Wakatobi 

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Indonesia has one of the most beautiful underwater paradise of the world, one of which is on the island of Sulawesi. Underwater paradise known as the Wakatobi National Park is located in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Wakatobi become the most beautiful dive sites in the world. The beauty and richness of the Wakatobi National Park is already well known abroad, especially after Wallacea expedition from England in 1995 which mentions that the region of Southeast Sulawesi is very rich in coral species. There, there are 750 of the total 850 species of coral in the world. Configuring the depth varies from flat to sloping to the sea, and in some areas there are bertubir steep waters. The deepest waters reaching 1044 meters.

Raja Ampat 

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Tourist destination in eastern Indonesia has been recognized by the World because of nature beneath the natural and beautiful. Raja Ampat Islands is an archipelago located in the western province of Papua New Guinea in the West, precisely at the Bird's Head of Papua. The islands are a divers destination of foreign countries who are interested in the beauty of the underwater scenery. Currently, Raja Ampat become one of the most popular tourist destinations.
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