“Culture is one of the chief tourist attractions throughout the landmass.”
Sulawesi is an Indonesian island with unique topographical condition. The island of 172,000 square km is shaped like a giant “K” which is formed by four separate peninsulas. The interior is largely made up of a ring of mountains and dense jungle which teems with wildlife including rare nocturnal tarsiers and colorful maleo birds. But, major low-land with rice farms can be found in the south peninsula.
“The surrounding islands offer some fun stuff to do.”
Culture is one of the chief tourist attractions throughout the landmass. On southern highland, indigenous Toraja attract tourists with their vibrant funeral ceremony in which buffaloes and pigs are sacrificed. Minahasans are mainly found in northern peninsula. Meet the people and enjoy their tasty dishes of everything from stewed rat to grilled fish.
The surrounding islands offer some fun stuff to do. The beaches around Togean islands in the north of east peninsula are the best spots to soak up under tropical sunshine. For fabulous diving experience, come to Bunaken island off the far north coast. This island features one of Indonesia’s best sea gardens which is suitable for those looking for either tuna or barracuda.
Here are the most iconic attractions in Sulawesi you can find in its four out of six regencies: