Welcome to Makassar

Makassar is capital city of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. This city has some interesting places, excotic islands, beautiful beach, atractive art and culture, many kinds of entertainment, and delicious foods. Makassar is also a gateway to other famous places in Sulawesi like Tana Toraja, Takabonerate Marine Park, Bunaken Marine Park, and Wakatobi Marine Park.

Makassar can be reached through airway or seaway. There are some direct flight to Makassar, one hour only from Bali and Surabaya, two hours from Jakarta, and three hours from Kuala Lumpur. More information

Tomb of Tallo Kings

MAKASSAR built from a small area called Tallo. In this region the body of the founder of Makassar lies. If you would like to go along and understand the importance of Makassar in the history of Indonesian archipelago civilization, came to Tallo.

This article has been moved to this place...


Before 1460, the region now called Tallo was part of the Kingdom of Gowa region. At the time of 6th Gowa King, Tunatangka Lopi (1445-1460), the kingdom is divided into two, namely Gowa Kingdom and Tallo Kingdom. The separation occurred because Tunatangka Lopi have two children who want to have the same power.

After Tunatangka Lopi died, Tuniawanga Ri Paralekkanna continue his father's throne as King of Gowa. Meanwhile, his brother, Karaeng Loe Ri holdings, became the first king of Tallo. During almost a century, the two kingdoms is running its own.

When 9th Gowa King Daeng Matanre Karaeng Mangnguntungi or Tumapa'risi Kallona (1510-1546) was reign, these two kingdoms are united together again. Tallo region back into the Kingdom of Gowa. The capital of Gowa Kingdom was in Somba Opu Fortress.

However, King Tallo retained the power over their own region as Mangkubumi (administrator). Constitution of Gowa formed in such a way so as not eliminate the power of Tallo King. Since that time, people often mentioned Gowa and Tallo together as the Kingdom of Makassar.

Tallo role as a major seaport city of the kingdom of Gowa. Become a trading hub over Asia-Pacific regions together with Sunda Kelapa seaport in western Java. It happened before eventually subjected by VOC. The Dutch company successfully monopolized trading point in the archipelago.

At the end of 16th century, Islam religion was entering to Sulawesi. Tallo Mangkubumi, I Mallingkang Daeng Manyonri Karaeng Katangka, was the first person embraced Islam. This step was followed by the 14th King of Gowa, I Mangngarangi Daeng Manrabia. Furthermore, the Kingdom of Gowa take the form of a sultanate and provided a degree to the king as Sultan Alauddin. He was the grandfather of Sultan Hasanuddin.

On Friday, 9 November 1607, Tallo Mangkubumi held a Friday pray in Tallo Mosque. Islam has became the official religion of the Kingdom of Makassar (Gowa-Tallo). Where the mosque was the first Friday pray was held at this time still firmly stand. Of course, with several renovations.

The historians in the South Sulawesi agreed, November 9, 1607 is the anniversary of Makassar. Meanwhile, the body of Tallo King and Mangkubumi buried in a complex, not far from the mosque where the first pray was held on Friday.(*)


Post a Comment

Please leave your comments here


  © Blogger template 'Contemplation' by 2008

Back to TOP