Exploring nature in Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi ©zhaffsky/Flick

There are many places in Sulawesi where you can enjoy nature.

We would like to present you several famous and beautiful lakes of this country, two wonderful waterfalls in a breathtaking surrounding and some magnificent mountains you could visit while exploring nature in Sulawesi.

If you would like to combine this experience with the local tradition, you can visit Bulukumba and watch can how the inlanders build houses or traditional ships.

 

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Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi

Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi ©mattjlc/Flick

You can even have a Cadik Perahu ride, which is a traditional boat and enjoy the breeze and the stunning water.

Beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Sulawesi

The most known natural lakes in Sulawesi are: Lake Limboto, Lake Lindu, Lake Matano, Lake Poso, Lake Sidenreng, Lake Tempe, Lake Tondano and Lake Towuti. The tectonic Matango Lake is the deepest of them, with its 590 meters, and the largest one is Lake Towuti, with 561 km2. There are some other lakes as well, for exemple the two beautiful lakes on Muna Isand: Lake Napabale, which is connected to the sea by a natural tunnel and Lake Motonunu with its fresh and clear dark blue water.

Danau Lindu in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi

Danau Lindu in Lore Lindu National Park, Central Sulawesi ©Wakx/Flick

We would like to mention two gorgeous waterfalls: Bantimurung Waterfall and Moramo Waterfall. The Bantimurung Waterfall flows in the middle of the forest, from rocky cliffs an surrounded by butterflies. The Moramo Waterfall in South-East Sulawesi has seven main terraces, each with its own natural pool. The fresh and beautiful waterfall is surrounded by forests of tropical jungle.

On the sandy beach of Gong Batu you can hear the drums, without anyone playing on musical instruments. The sound comes from a huge stone at the en of the beach, which is known as Tuat. When the waves of the ocean hit the rock, makes a sound similar to drum beating.

Batu Gong is Sulawesi

Batu Gong is Sulawesi ©Black_Claw/Flick

Breathtaking mountains in Sulawesi

Sulawesi has some beautiful mountains for those who like to explore nature. Mount Lompobatang in South Sulawesi is one of the highest mountains with its 2874 meters and has a spiritual signification for the people of the island.  Mount Rontemaria has 3478 meters and it is believed to be the highest mountain in Indonesia, but others say that the nearby Mount Ratenkombala is the highest.

Of course, you can find many other outstanding mountains in the Island, even if they are not as high as these three. We would like to mention Mount Awu, which is a magnificent volcanic peak and Mount Api SiauIf on the Siau Island. If you want to climb it, you have to be cautious.

South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi ©zhaffsky/Flick

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