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.

Maxx-brides - - FEATURE - Text by Monita Ho­nan­dar |

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.

Photos by Nathan San­tosa

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