Fort Rotterdam

Friday, April 08, 2016 Robert William 7 Comments

  Still about my last Makassar trip series, on this post i would like to share about my visit to the second destination in Makassar. But first, have you read the previous post? If you haven't, go read it now, so you can read the series in sequence.

  As i said on the last post, i only could visit some iconic places in Makassar, and by some, i mean just two iconic places. That second place was Fort Rotterdam. Fort Rotterdam or known among locals as Benteng Ujung Pandang is a fort that was built in the Dutch colonial. It remained the regional Dutch military and governmental headquarters in Makassar and surrounded by 7 meter wall that was used as defense.

  The place is really beautiful yet so historical. When i entered the place, colonial atmosphere is very visible from the building. I felt like i was in the middle of 17th century same as in my history book. I took a time to stroll around the place. The more i walked, the more mesmerized i was.

  There you can catch a glimpse of the Dutch colonial heritage in Indonesia. You can also visit La Galigo museum within the fort and learn a lot of Makassar's history there. If you're a history buff, i really recommend this place as your must-visit in Makassar. You know what even makes it more beautiful is the vast green lawn, there people can lay on it while reading a book or maybe just relaxing with friends.

Museum La Galigo that you can find within the fort.

Posing with the defensive wall as background.
Look at how strong the wall is still standing, even covered with moss.

Fort Rotterdam and Museum La Galigo
Jl. Ujung Pandang No. 2, Bulogading, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 
Admission fee: IDR 3.000,00
Operational time: Mon-Sun, 08:00-15:00 local time.

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  1. Love the story you told us about this magical place! Great shots and you mixed your outfit really well with the background :D

    Best regards!

  2. These photos are amazing, and your outfit is on point.

    New post (My skin story) is up on UNIQUEYEAH !

  3. Beautiful photos!!


  4. Love the pics and outfit, is so cool

  5. Super cool imagery and location !!!


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