The Tomb of Sultan Hasanuddin
Hasanudin (1629-1690) is Gowa King that spent all of his life to
against the Dutch colonization. This graveyard is located at Gowa
Kings complex. He was famous for his exceptional bravery in his
struggle against colonial encroachment in South Sulawesi. His tomb
and those of other kings of Gowa are located in a secluded cemetery
not far from Sungguminasa, about 8 km from Ujung Pandang.
The huge crypts are gray with age and just outside
the walls of the cemetery, a small fenced-off plot contains the
Tomanurung stone on which the kings of Gowa were crowned in a show
of pomp and splendor. Not far from the tombs is the oldest mosque
in the area, built in 1603.