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Palu City

Palu City, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

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About Palu City

Palu is a chartered city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, at the mouth of the Palu River. It is the capital of the province of Central Sulawesi, situated on a long, narrow bay. Because of its sheltered position between mountain ridges, the climate is unusually dry. At the 2015 census Palu had a population of around 367,600, not including those living in neighboring agencies. On 28 September 2018, the city suffered many casualties due to a tsunami, where at least 2,256 people lost their live



Attractions near Palu City

Sigi Biromaru15.6km from Palu City

Sigi Regency is a regency of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It lies upstream on the Palu River, and immediately south of Palu city, the provincial capital. The principal town lies at Sigi Biromaru. This is a beautiful naturally flourished place and has so many things to see.

Lore Lindu National Park74.53km from Palu City

Lore Lindu National Park is a protected area of forest on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in the province of Central Sulawesi. The Indonesian national park is 2,180 km² covering both lowland and montane forests . It provides habitat to numerous rare species, including 77 bird species endemic to Sulawesi. The national park is designated as part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. In addition to its rich wildlife, the park also contains megaliths dating from before 1300 AD.

Poso111.11km from Palu City

Poso is the main port and transportation hub for the central-southern coast of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is one of the oldest cities in Central Sulawesi, and its presence was considered important for the Dutch to control the southern region of Tomini in the early days of their arrival. There are so many attractions in this area which makes this place a tourist friendly.

Lake Poso141.08km from Palu City

Lake Poso is a lake in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the third deepest lake in Indonesia.  The town of Pendolo is situated at the southern end of the lake, the town of Tentena is located at the northern end, while a number of smaller villages dot the shoreline. The lake drains into the Poso River at Tentena, which flows into the Molucca Sea at the town of Poso. it is one of the beautiful lakes in the central Sulawesi and it makes it as a tourist destination.

Unauna Island204.2km from Palu City

Una-Una  is an Indonesian island, part of the Togian Islands in the Gulf of Tomini.It  is a small volcanic island created by the Colo volcano. Its vegetation primarily consists of coconut trees. Most of the island was devastated by pyroclastic flows following an eruption of the volcano in 1983. Currently its population is approximately 200 inhabitants and is concentrated in the island's 3 villages: Unauna, Kololio and Tampobatu. Una Una is surrounded by thriving reefs home to big schools of fish

Kepulauan Togean National Park227.01km from Palu City

Kepulauan Togean National Park is a large marine national park, including the Togian Islands, near Sulawesi island of Indonesia. it is one of the great tourist attractions by its natural beauty and there are so many things to explore in and around this place both marine and natural.

Where is Palu City

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Central Sulawesi10 attractions

Central Sulawesi is a province of Indonesia located at the center of the island of Sulawesi. The geographical location of Central Sulawesi makes it has a variety of natural attractions, from sea tourism, river tourism, mountain tourism, forest tourism.