Sulawesi is a large, mostly mountainous island, located in central Indonesia between Borneo to the west, Nusa Tenggara in the south, the Maluku archipelago to the east and the Philippines to the north. With an area of 180000 kmĀ² it is the world's 11th largest island. Sulawesi has a distinct shape, as a hand with three fingers, each encircling a large bay. Its highest mountain is Mount Latimojong with an altitude of 3478m.
Sulawesi has a total population of 17.2 million inhabitants. Due to the fragemented terrain, a large number of ethnic groups speaking a total of 114 native languages exist. Most of the population is Muslim.
Touristic highlights of Sulawesi include the Tana Toraja area of southern Sulawesi where in August traditional funerals are held. The area around Manado in the northeast is interesting due to its local culture, wildlife areas such as the Tangkoko national park and the Bunaken marine park which attracts a large number of divers due to its impressive marine life.
How to get to Sulawesi
The main access points are Makassar in the southwest and Manado in the northeast, both having international airports.
Accommodation
There are countless hotels spread all over Sulawesi, most bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Dolphins 02 Pulau Bunaken
03 Bunaken and Manadotua islands
04 Pier on southern tip 05 Pier on southern tip 06 Bunaken village
07 Bunaken village 08 Beach
09 Southeastern coast 10 Resort on Bunaken 11 Resort on Bunaken
12 Pulau Bunaken
13 Western coast 14 Resort on Bunaken
15 Resort on Bunaken 16 Diver boat 17 Scuba divers 18 Diver
19 Western coast 20 Bunaken and Manadotua volcano
21 Bunaken and Manadotua 22 Bunaken and Manadotua islands
23 Mantehage island 24 Bunaken
25 Beach on western coast 26 Bunaken northern coast
27 Manadotua island 28 Bunaken northern coast
29 Bunaken northern coast 30 Coral 31 Fishermen in outrigger canoe
32 Double outrigger canoe 33 Manadotua island 34 Fishermen in outrigger canoe
35 Bunaken and Manadotua islands 36 Manadotua island
37 Manadotua volcano
38 Northern coast of Bunaken
39 Northern coast of Bunaken 40 Bunaken western coast
41 Diver boat 42 Diver boat 43 Boat near southern coast 01 Lion parcel plane in Manado airport
02 Airport 03 Rumambi street
04 Manado skyline 05 IT center mall
06 Christ blessing statue 07 Jesus blesses statue 08 Megamall shopping mall
09 Harbour 10 Tourist boats in harbour 11 Harbour
12 Manado skyline
13 Manado coastline
14 Soekarno bridge 15 Street in Chinatown 16 Ban Hing Kiong Chinese temple 17 Ban Hing Kiong Chinese temple
18 Boats carrying goods 19 Boats carrying goods 20 Airport departure hall 01 Alfred Russel Wallace statue
02 Camping ground entrance 03 Forest trail 04 Double outrigger canoe 05 Kingfisher bird 06 Kingfisher bird 07 Celebes crested macaque
08 Celebes crested macaque 09 Celebes crested macaque 10 Celebes crested macaque 11 Celebes crested macaque 12 Celebes crested macaque
13 Celebes crested macaques mating 14 Celebes crested macaques 15 Celebes crested macaques 16 Celebes crested macaque 17 Tarsier
18 Tarsier 19 Tarsier 20 Celebes crested macaques 21 Bear cuscus 22 Bear cuscuses on tree
23 Bear cuscuses on tree 24 Kingfisher bird 25 Kingfisher bird 26 Bear cuscus 01 Traditional market
02 Traditional market 03 Traditional market 04 Tomatoes 05 Selling garlic
06 Vegetables market 07 Vegetables for sale 08 Meat for sale 09 Python meat
10 Bat wings 11 Python meat 12 Python meat 13 Dogs in a cage 14 Slaughtered dogs
15 Dog meat 16 Bat meat 17 Python meat 18 Meat seller 19 Vegetables market
20 Vegetables market 21 Vegetables for sale 22 Vegetables market 23 Vegetables for sale
24 Vegetables market 25 Fish for sale 26 Fish for sale 27 Fish for sale 28 Vegetables for sale
01 Lake Linow 02 Linow lake
03 Lake Linow 04 Cafe on Linow lake 05 Linow lake
06 Lake Linow 07 Linow lake
08 Lake Linow 09 Yellow flower 10 Lake Linow
11 Christian church 12 Christian church 13 Obelisk in Bukit Kasih 14 Sulphur rock in Bukit Kasih 15 Bukit Kasih
16 Places of worship in Bukit Kasih 17 Bukit Kasih 18 Bukit Kasih
19 Sulphur gas in Bukit Kasih 20 Bukit Kasih 21 Sulphur gas in Bukit Kasih 22 Sulphur gas in Bukit Kasih
23 Lake Tondano 24 Lake Tondano
25 Lake Tondano
26 Lake Tondano 27 Man fishing in Lake Tondano
28 Lake Tondano picnic area 29 Water hyacinth in Lake Tondano 30 Water hyacinth in Lake Tondano 31 Water hyacinth in Lake Tondano
32 Tondano lake 33 Restaurant on Tondano lake 34 Woloan village
35 Valley with rice fields 36 Woloan village 37 Panoramic view with Empung volcano
38 Rice fields 39 Rice fields 40 Rice fields 41 Woloan village 42 Woloan village
43 Panoramic view with Empung volcano 44 Vases for sale in Puluten 45 Vases for sale in Puluten
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