Sulawesi Travel Guide

Your travel guide to Sulawesi, one of the four Greater Sunda Islands of Indonesia, being enormous in size and population. It is formerly known as Celebes to the Portuguese.The shape of this island is unique and easily recognized by many and aptly so as the place is full of unique cultures, unexplored land, mountains and even the sea.

Sulawesi’s population is 14 million, about 7% of Indonesia’s population and the largest city here is Makassar. Majority religion is Islam with next substantial minority being Christian. Sulawesi is also rich with a variety of flora and fauna from mix of both Asian and Australasian species. The national parks that protects this rich ecosystem had been proposed to UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the north, you will find the best dive sites of Indonesia like Bunaken, crystal clear seas and remote islands. At the south, the popular Tana Toraja had spellbound many travelers with their unique culture and rituals, whereby the funeral rites are since ancient times with elaborate death rituals.

Sulawesi Travel Map

Sulawesi Travel Map

Sulawesi Travel Map

Popular Route

Makassar -> Tana Toraja -> Danau Poso -> Togean Islands -> Manado -> Bunaken Island

Places to Visit

North Sulawesi

Manado – gateway to North Sulawesi
Togian / Togean Islands – most well known for its diving spots that are almost untouched
Bunaken Island – for diving and snorkeling at the Marine National Park with diverse corals and marine life species

South Sulawesi

Makassar – capital of South Sulawesi and an important port to explore this region
Tana Toraja – discover ancient rightes and unique Toraja people which are unchanged for the last 100 years
Wakatobi Island – another diving location in Sulawesi with more than 25 coral reefs and 900 marine species.

Diving in Sulawesi

Diving Wakatobi
Diving Bunaken

Sulawesi’s Tourist Attractions

Tangkoko Nature Reserve

Best of Sulawesi

Top 10 Must Visit Places in Sulawesi
Top 5 Things to Do in Tana Toraja

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