Royal sights in Indonesia
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Remnants of the former kingdom of Gowa, 7km from town on the southeastern outskirts of Makassar, include Makam Sultan Hasanuddin, which memorialises the ruler of Gowa in the mid-17th century. Outside the tomb compound is the Pelantikan Stone, on which the kings of Gowa were crowned.
To go to Old Gowa and Sungguminasa, take a red pete-pete marked 'S Minasa' from Makassar Mall to the turn-off for the 1km walk to the tomb. A becak (bicycle-rickshaw) from there to the fort should cost around Rp8000. Another becak will take you to Mallenkeri Terminal, from where pete-pete return to central Makassar; the pete-pete should cost about Rp3000.
Pura Marajan Agung has one of the finest gates you’ll find and is the private temple for Ubud’s royal family.