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16 Best Things to Do in Sulawesi Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

If you looking for the natural attractions, the islands of Java and Bali are not the only places to look for them. Even some of them are famous, there are a lot of places still in the Indonesia islands that hidden and covered by the famous locations like things to do in Bitung.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be confused about this, about what place you need to go first, the unknown and less famous but really really amusing. We got you now. In here, we want to talk about the attractions that can be found in the Sulawesi island. Do you know this island? Sulawesi located right beside Borneo, with its famous K mark.

We talked about the other location in Sulawesi called things to Do in Palu, but now, the thing is different. We here to summarize the places that included as the best things to do in Sulawesi Indonesia. So let’s start from the first one.

1. Losari Beach

The first one on the list is the Losari Beach. For the local tourists, this beach is very well known alrady because used in so many television programs as a setting. If you coming in here, if you’re a noew tourists in here you would be confuse about this place. Where is the sand, why there is this wall dividing us from the sea?

Well, the wall was built because to prevent people drowning in there, because the waves can be a bit crazy sometimes. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy some things in here like riding the bicycle on the sea. And the main point is, seeing the sunset, right from above the concrete.

  • Location : South Sulawesi
  • Tips : Don’t expect to swim here, bring some money to enjoy the rides, it’s better that way

2. Tanjung Bira Beach

The next beach which also located in the province of South Sulawesi is the Tanjung Bira Beach. Located far away from Losari Beach, the Tanjung Bira has its own unique things that ready to introduce to the people.

If the Losari beach doesn’t have the usual sand, the Tanjung Bira will serve you with the better form of sand. The sand is so soft that you can walk on it safely. For the people who want to look for the best natural attraction in Sulawesi, this is one of them.

  • Location : South Sulawesi
  • Tips : Visit it during the day, and stay there for about a night. By doing that, you can enjoy both sunset and sunrise.

3. Bantimurung Bulusarang National Park

Another beautiful place, almost surpassing the things to do in Kendari, is Bantimurung Bulusarang National Park.  A little bit hard to pronounce, eh? This National Waterpark is considered as the one of amazing places of the world, that contains some things that other areas don’t have.

In here, one should see for the national attractions inside the Bantimurung like waterfalls, cliffs, and small forest. But, some say that the main attraction in here is seeing the butterflies. Alfred Russel called this place as Kingdom of Butterfly once.

  • Location : South Sulawesi
  • Tips : Prepare your camera at any time! Because the butterflies in here are worthy to be captured

4. Taka Bonerate Sea Park

Another park in Sulawesi, but it is not the land park, but the sea park. You can imagine what is sea park like, right? It’s basically the sea ecosystem that is very well maintained to be one of the gratest attraction in Sulawesi.

The park basically has complete facilities, starting from the maintained diving spots, which can be used for diving or snorkeling activity. Also, some islands in here have already improved to be the place for putting fishermen houses.

  • Location : Makassar city
  • Tips : Always bring your own diving equipments. It’s gonna be great !

5. Tomohon Prayer Hill

30 minutes away from Manado, there’s one place worth mentioning called Tomohon Prayer Hill. A not-so lonely place that filled with beautiful view of flowers and grass. The people started recognizing it after some people using it as the pre wedding photo session.

The view in here can spoll everyone’s eyes, everyone. Giving the tourists the concept of calm religious place then combined with the natural aspects is like the best thing that human can develop in this world.

  • Location : North Sulawesi
  • Tips : Don’t be shy, take some great pictures in this place

6. Linow Lake

And then going to the natural attraction again, we targetted the place called Linow Lake. Visiting this one of the places to visit in Sulawesi, is one amazing experience. Even though it looks so great, it’s still not popular enough than other famous attractions.

But in a way that is actually a good thing, because with this condition, you can calm your body down with its quiet atmosphere that everyone loves. The colour of the water can change through times, sometimes it will be blueish, and in the other it will be in full green colour. 

  • Location : North Sulawesi
  • Tips : You can take some shots of this lake, and upload it to your instagram. It’ll explode.

7. Ke’te Kesu

And the seventh thing in the best things to do in Sulawesi Indonesia, which is also considered as one of the best things to do in Indonesia, is the Ke’te Kesu. What is this place? Kete’s Kesu is this one tribal enviroment of Toraja tribe that also used as cultural attraction.

With the help of a guide, you can explore the place without disrespecting the culture, of course, by the guidance that the guide tour will give. Seeing this village is like travelling through different dimension where people still live ina  very ancient way. It’s very overwhelming experience, and should be tried by tourists.

  • Location : Tana Toraja
  • Tips : Book a tour first at reputable tour services to be able to enter the place safely.

Other places in Sulawesi

So, to complete the 16 list of the best things to do in Sulawesi Indonesia, like usual, we want to add the other nine places left, places that look wonderful, places that you should visit at least once during your visit in Sulawesi. Here they are :

  1. Bulupoloe Island
  2. Phinisi
  3. Ammatoa Village
  4. Lihaga island
  5. Malino
  6. Lakban Beach
  7. Tangkoko National Park
  8. Mahangetang Sea Mountain
  9. Balla Lompoa Museum

So that is our final session on best things to do in Sulawesi Indonesia. Hope you can be ready to visit this cool island. If you’re a tru backpacker, this should be easy ride, because it’s not that hard to visit the island of Sulawesi.

Maybe you will stay in certain points before reaching the Sulawesi Island. Especially if you go off from the Java to Sulawesi directly, it will take so much time. Prepare your body conditon and make sure that you will always be healthy during your trip. Good luck !

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