Kapasti

South Sulawesi

Sultan 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.

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