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Sulawesi has the strangest shape of all Indonesian islands. It consists of four peninsulas. The most visited peninsula is the south western. The funural festivals of Tana Toraja draw big crowds.

Ujung Padang (not to be confused with Padang in Sumatera), also known as Makassar, is on the South West tip of the island is the main transport hub with flights and ferries leaving to other islands. Ujung Padang has an old Dutch fort and beautiful schooners in the harbour. The town is especially famous for its seafood.

Rantepao is the best place to explore the Tana Toraja. The town itself is not special but treks in the area can be arranged here.

Lore Lindu National Park boasts excellent jungle trekking, aswell as thousand-year-old megaliths hidden in the many valleys of central Sulawesi. The origin of these large stonestatues is still unknown.

The Togian Islands are the ultimate getaway with spectacular diving and snorkling.

Manado is the capital of North Sulawesi. The town is clean but not spectacular, but has some of the friendliest people in all South East Asia.  Some of the best wall diving in the world on the coral reefs of Pulau Bunaken are nearby, as are the Lembeh Straits, which has some great muck diving.   


November 07, 2005 change by peppe

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