8 Most Romanctic Spots for a Perfect Pre- Wedding Photo in Makassar
From romantic beaches to the Mystique Lake and mountain, Makassar sure is perfect for pre- wedding photo shoots for you and your couple’s life memoir.
Life is all about capturing beautiful emotions, memories, and those special moments that make you smile when you look back at them – a pre-wedding shoot offers just that, and nothing beats a gorgeous pre-wedding picture in a beautiful and perfect spot to remind you both of the sweet romantic days. Maxx-Brides discovers for you 8 most romantic spots for pre-wedding pictures in Makassar. Welcome to Makassar!
1. Malino Highlands - Where adventure is Located
“In your eyes, I saw a speck of a Sun beaming in the sky, and in your eyes, I learned how it was possible to get so very lost in a forest of green” - Julie Martinez Even before you arrive at the Malino Highlands, you will be swept away by the peaceful and stunning scenery. Only 2 .5 hours from Makassar by car and surrounded by beautiful Pine forest and tea fields, Malino with its greenery scenery is surely a perfect spot to take pre-wedding pictures. Deep in the beautiful Pine forest and hills are other amazing breathtaking waterfalls which are also great locations for wedding photo shoot. Another iconic place is the Blue Valley and Red Bridge. This scenic location that once full of edelweiss flowers has a lot of horses that can be rented for the shoot. So if you and your partner feel a bit adventurous, why not have your pre-wedding picture taken on horses at the affordable price?
2.Tanjung Bira - The Beautiful Maritime Tropical Beach
As the couple linked their hands together, walking with bare naked foot, watching the magnificent orange sphere, as it drops to the sea, in the middle between the desert and the endless ocean! Long before becoming a famous tourist spot, with its white sandy beach, clear blue sea and rows of coconut trees, Bira already had a special place in the locals heart. There are many beautiful small beaches like Apparalang Beach that is located around Bira which can also be a gorgeous location for pre-wedding pictures. The main attraction still is Bira with its soft powdery beach sand that makes it unique and different from other beaches sand and this became one of the characteristic of this place. Another uniqueness and specialty of Bira is that it is one of the few beaches where you can have both sunrise and sunset background for your pre-wedding picture. To reach Bira, you will need to spend almost six hours on the road by car from Makassar.
3. Samalona Island - a Romantic Getaway Island.
Paradise begins only two kilometres from the city This exotic little Island, located about 30 minutes from Makassar city centre, but with its clean white sands and beautiful deep blue sea, will make you feel like you are in a different world. Even though Samalona is only as big as a small soccer field and is getting smaller every year, this heavenly island still serves as a great getaway for both locals and tourists. Samalona is one of the best places to have your lovely wedding picture taken. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and have your pre-wedding photo shoot at this location.
4. Fort Rotterdam - The Classic Landmark where History and Romance Blend Perfectly.
“I am an old soul that believes in chivalry, romance and love” - Adrian Michael Perfectly located in the heart of the city, Fort Rotterdam is one of Makassar’s most famous landmarks. Fort Rotterdam or ‘Benteng Ujung Pandang as the locals call it’ is a Gowa Tallo 17th-century fort that is located just 2 km from Losari beach. Inside this famous fort is the La Galigo museum, the museum that keeps some pre historic megaliths from Watampone, as well as ancient weapons, coins, shells, utensils, sketches and stamps. This historical place is a preferred and favourite place for Vintage themed pre-wedding shoots in Makassar, especially in an outdoor area. As a historical and famous tourist spot, Fort Rotterdam is maintained, kept neat and clean by the local government.
5. Rammang-Rammang, The Mystique Mountains
“You, me and the Mountains make three” - Anonymous Rammang-Rammang also known as The Spectacular Tower Karst Area is located 1.5 hours from Makassar city and still part of Maros. Rammang-Rammang is famous as a mystical place with its morning mist and beautiful Karst Mountains that surround it. In fact, this stone forest is the second biggest and one of the most beautiful Karst Mountains in the world. One thing that is unique about this place is that this Karst mountain is shaped like towers and faces. You can take unique pre-wedding pictures around the black forest stones in Rammang-Rammang with Karst Mountains and yellow rice field that surround this area as a background. The best time to take your pictures here would be during month of June or November as the rice fields are blooming at that time. That way you are able to get great pictures with green or yellow rice in the background. You can also cross to the other side of Rammang-Rammang by renting a little boat in the port not far from the rice field. On that side, you will find Bidadari Lake and several caves that are great locations for a shoot. The boat ride on the way to the lake could serve as a great spot for pictures for the future bride and groom.
6. Badokka, The EverGreen Landscape
This place actually a golf course near Makassar but it is also known as a favorites pre-wedding photoshootn location. The reason is it is really easy to get here from Makassar city, and in the pictures you can’t tell it is a golf course. Nothing else can be said about Badokka other than the beauty of its green valley and several trees in the surrounding areas serves as a lovely background and makes it a good place for pre-wedding photoshoot.
7. Puntondo, when Green and Blue became one in Perfect Harmony
Located around sixty kilometers from the heart of Makassar City, Puntondo is known for its quiet, friendly nature. Puntondo eco friendly; was built by some local institution as a place to learn about heritage and ecosystem of the local habitates. So it’s no wonder that Puntondo and its traditional houses that were built as reminder of the heritage of the Sulawesi are always kept neat and clean. With a lot of grass and trees together with the traditional houses, Puntondo attracts the eyes of the some photographers. Not only for its full green nature in the surrounding, inside Puntondo you can also find a magnificent view of the beautiful beaches in Takalar that is also known as one of the best places to have pre-wedding pictures. Almost every spot in this place can be used for a shoot. Amongst all the beaches around Puntondo, Punaga beach is known as the most famous spot to take a picture with its big rocks, mangrove forest that are located nearby and the deep blue sea. If you are looking for the best place to have either green forest or blue sea for your wedding pictures, Puntondo will be perfect for you.
8. Kampili Dam, where Love is Found behind the Forest of the Rocks
Who knew that even the dam can serve as good hot spot for the pre-wedding photoshoots? This beautiful place that is located in Kampili village in Gowa was just discovered by a few backpackers and local photographers as an amazing place to take lovely pictures. The lower part of Kampili dam itself is just like small canyon with a lot of rocks and small gaps between them. The rocks that shape naturally connect one to another with its beautiful arch and curve. A lot of small pools that connect each other give another plus side to this place with its gorgeous deep tortoise color. The best time to go to this Kampili dam is during Summer time as it will charm you by its lovely natural rocks and green pools.