Banda Api - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Banda Api
The small island of Banda Api is an active volcano in the Banda Sea, at the center of the Banda Islands group. It has been known to Europeans since the Age of Exploration when the Portuguese Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands competed in the area for the spice trade. A 7 km wide and mostly submerged caldera is located at the northwest corner of the volcano.
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Fort Belgica is a 17th-century fort in Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku Islands , Indonesia. The fort acted as a fortification system for the islands of Banda where during the period, the only place in the world where nutmeg was produced. In January 2015, Belgica Fort was added to the UNESCO world heritage site Tentative List as part of the Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Maluku.
7.3km from Banda Api
The Banda Islands are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 140 kmsouth of Seram Island and about 2,000 km east of Java, and constitute an administrative district within the Central Maluku Regency in the Indonesian province of Maluku. The main town and administrative centre is Bandanaira, located on the island of the same name. Until the mid-19th century the Banda Islands were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace, produced from the nutmeg tree. T
20.87km from Banda Api
Run is one of the smallest islands of the Banda Islands, which are a part of the Moluccas, Indonesia. It is about 3 kilometres long and less than 1 kilometre wide. According to historian John Keay, Run is comparable in its significance in the history of the English overseas possessions as Runnymede is to British constitutional history.
Taman Nasional Manusela
163.61km from Banda Api
Manusela National Park is located on Seram island, in the Maluku archipelago of Indonesia. It is made up of coastal forest, swamp forest, lowland and montane rainforest ecosystem types. Mount Binaiya at 3,027 meters, is the highest of the park's six mountains. Seram is remarkable for its high degree of localised bird endemism. The park also includes important karst landscapes. On Mount Hatu Saka, near the coast of Saleman-Sawai, it is the Goa Hatusaka, currently the deepest cave of the whole Ind
170.94km from Banda Api
Fort Duurstede is a 17th-century colonial Dutch fort in Saparua, Indonesia. The fort originally protected Saparoea village. A navigation guide from 1878 advises: "There is good anchorage near this fort in the westerly monsoon in about 12 fathoms. The fort is open to the public and has been heavily restored.
197.57km from Banda Api
This is one of the beautiful beaches which was located in the heart of Maluku province. The beach is very well known by the surfers as 'paradise for the surfers'. This beach is a combination of beautiful scenery and big waves. There are worldwide tourists coming to this beach to conquer the waves and enjoying the nuance of a tropical beaches.
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