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4 Amazing Things to do in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

by Widiya
Lore Lindu National Park

Lore Lindu is one of the national parks in Indonesia which becomes an area of nature conservation in Sulawesi. On the off chance that you are comparing it with other national parks, the size of the Lore Lindu National Park is not so wide. 

It only covers a region of 2,180 square kilometers with heights going from 200 to 2,300 meters above ocean level and harbors lavish woodlands loaded up with terrific natural life.

The immense scope of elevations offers a route to the presence of numerous environments, including marsh tropical woods, sub-montane timberland, montane woodland, and sub-snow capped backwoods at heights more than 2,000 meters above ocean level.

In this article, we will present to you more about Lore Lindu National Park and what you can do while visiting the place. So, without further ado, let us check the recommendations below.

  1. Trekking in the National Park 
Jungle Trekking

The cloud woods and the good countries offer staggering landscapes, yet the undulating territory can be intense (particularly after rainfall), and for a great deal of the treks, a professional guide is required. Despite the fact that Lore Lindu is hit against the equator, evenings can be shockingly chilly (8°C is not phenomenal), so bringing a camping cot is very recommendable. 

The excellent valleys offer easier climbing among rice fields, with a lovely view of the encompassing, profoundly forested mountains. Bada Valley is an absolute must-see for the megaliths there. 

On the off chance that you are a mountain climber, you can likewise appreciate trekking to the highest point of Mount Rorekatimbu. The mountain is generally easy to climb with just a couple of provoking treks to the top, definitely one of the best mountains in Indonesia for hiking.

The intriguing part about this mountain is not just the summit yet additionally its vegetation. The most famous ones are the Nephites, also called pitcher plants. 

  1. Camping Around the Scenic Lake 
The Scenic Lake

There are a few lakes you can discover in Lore Lindu National Park. The most well-known one is Tambing Lake, situated in a good country, close to Mount Rorekatimbu.

Numerous guests enjoy camping close to this lake for its cool atmosphere and picturesque view. Other than that, there is additionally Lindu Lake that is encompassed by mountains. 

Speaking of the lake, you might want to check out the best lakes in Indonesia to visit during summer.

  1. Enjoying the Biodiversity 
Tonkean Macaque

Lore Lindu is home to various uncommon species, including 77 types of winged animals that are endemic to Sulawesi. There are additionally Anoa, Tonkean Macaque, Babirusa, Kuskus, and some more. 

This park is assigned as a major aspect of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. This park covers numerous biological system types, from tropical swamp woodland to sub-snow capped timberland at the tallness of more than 2,000 meters above ocean level. 

For nature lovers, Lore Lindu offers an incredible experience without harming the earth. One of the options is watching the mammals and birds’ movement.

Numerous spots offer birds watching yet here you can also enjoy watching Tarsius, the anoa, kuskus, numerous types of feathered creatures, and a lot more in their regular living space. 

  1. Observing the Megaliths 
Lore Lindu Megaliths

There are more than 400 rock stone monuments in the territory, of which around 30 represent human structures. They fluctuate in size, from a couple of centimeters to 4.5 meters.

They are for the most part situated in Bada, Besoa, and Napu valleys. They used to be considered as Gods or spirits by local people, each having a specific job, they would assemble around the statues, supplicate, and hold services there.

The original motivation behind the making of the stone monuments is obscure. Local people have a lot of legends to tell and are profoundly superstitious.

Some figure the statues can move and others state that they are people transformed into stone. The most irregular part is that the sort of rock used to construct the stone monuments is discovered not even close to the region.

Specialists do not know of when they were built and neither by whom or why. Different stone monuments are in the type of huge pots (Kalamba) and stone plates (Tutu’na).

Different archeological investigations have dated the carvings from between 3,000 BC to 1,300 AD. You will require a guide for discovering the stone monuments since there are no signs of where they are, and they are quite a long way from one another.

The territory is extremely pleasant, with a great deal of nature, there are just little towns around. The stone monuments are for the most part in the center of the fields, you will presumably need to experience wet rice fields and bring different shoes.

You can plan a day trip from Tentena or Palu, or choose to remain in one of the homestays for a local experience. And if you are into history, make sure you also visit top prehistoric sites in Indonesia.

So, that is a list of things you can do in the Lore Lindu National Park in Sulawesi. While you are in Sulawesi, maybe you should also consider exploring Taka Bonerate National Park.

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