Attractions

Top Choice Tomb in Tana Toraja

Tampangallo

Tampangallo's tau tau are some of the most impressive in Tana Toraja. Take a Kijang from Makale to Sangalla; get off about 1km after the turn-off to Suaya, and walk a short distance (less than 1km) through the rice …
Fort in Makassar

Fort Rotterdam

One of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia, Fort Rotterdam was built on the site of a Gowanese fort, itself built to repel the Dutch East India Company. Having failed to keep out …
Museum in Makassar

Museum Negeri La Galigo

Spread across two buildings inside Fort Rotterdam, Museum Negeri La Galigo has an assortment of exhibits, including palaeolithic artefacts, rice bowls from Tana Toraja, Polynesian and Buddhist statues, musical instr…
Mosque in Makassar

Masjid Amirul Mukminin

Rising above the sea at the southern end of Pantai Losari, this futuristic twin-domed house of worship (constructed using concrete piles driven into the seabed) is known as the 'floating mosque'. Visitors of all fai…
Waterfall in South Sulawesi

Air Terjun Bantimurung

These waterfalls 42km from Makassar are set amid lushly vegetated limestone cliffs. It's a highly scenic spot, but beware the absurdly overpriced entrance fee for foreigners.Looking up, it’s straight out of Jurassic…
Cave in Tana Toraja

Londa

At Londa, 6km south of Rantepao, you'll find an extensive (and very popular) burial cave below a massive cliff face; its entrance is guarded by a balcony of tau tau. Inside there's a collection of coffins, many of t…
Wildlife Reserve in North Sulawesi

Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue

About 9km southwest of Bitung, Tasikoki is an entirely volunteer-run organisation that rescues and cares for animals confiscated from smugglers. Goals are to rehabilitate the animals and release them back into the w…
Cave in South Sulawesi

Gua Leang Leang

The Gua Leang Leang caves are noted for their ancient paintings. The age of these is unknown, but relics from nearby caves have provided glimpses of life from 8000 to 30,000 years ago. There are 60 or so known caves…
Tomb in Tana Toraja

Lemo

The best-known burial area in Tana Toraja is Lemo, 10km south of Rantepao. The sheer rock face has a whole series of balconies for tau tau. The biggest balcony has a dozen figures with white eyes and black pupils, a…
Cave in Tana Toraja

Sullukang & Palatokke

From Ke’te Kesu you can walk on a paved road to Sullukang, which has a rante (ceremonial ground) marked by a number of large, rough-hewn megaliths, and on to Palatokke. In this beautiful area of lush rice paddies an…