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Top 15 attractions to explore in Maluku

Maluku is a province of Indonesia. It comprises the central and southern regions of the Maluku Islands. The main city and the capital city is Ambon. Maluku is culturally and geographically associated with Melanesian.

Attractions in Maluku

Banda ApiBanda Api, Nusantara, Banda, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

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.

Banda IslandBanda Island, Banda, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

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

Benteng DuurstedeSaparua, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

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.

Fort Amsterdam, AmbonKaitetu, Leihitu, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Fort Amsterdam is a fort and a blockhouse in Hila town, Leihitu Subdistrict, Central Maluku Regency, Ambon Island, Indonesia. The blockhouse was built in 1637 by the Dutch East Indies Company. The blockhouse is a three-floored structure.  The fort is not yet enacted as cultural heritage by the Directorate of Archaeological Heritage.

Fort BelgicaBanda Neira, Nusantara, Banda, Kabupaten Maluku Tengah, Maluku, Indonesia

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.

Jembatan Merah PutihHative Kecil, Sirimau, Kota Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

Merah Putih Bridge is a cable stayed bridge located in Ambon city, Maluku, Indonesia. The bridge spans over Ambon Bay in Ambon Island, connecting Rumah Tiga village in Sirimau sub-district on the north side, with Hative Kecil/Galala village in Teluk Ambon sub-district on the south side. This bridge is the longest bridge in the eastern region of Indonesia; it is the landmark of the city.

Lawena BeachBanda Sea, South Leitimur, Hutumuri, Leitimur Sel., Kota Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

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.

Masjid Tua WapauweKaitetu, Leihitu, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Wapauwe Old Mosque is a historic mosque in Kaitetu village, a village in the Wawane Mountains on the north part of cape Keitetu, Maluku, Indonesia. Established in 1414, it is the oldest mosque in the Moluccas and possibly the oldest mosque in Indonesia which has been maintained in its original state.

Mount NilaMount Nila, Ilih, Damer, Maluku Barat Daya Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Nila volcano forms completely an isolated 5 × 6 km wide of island with the same name in the Barat Daya Islands of the Banda Sea, Indonesia. The volcano comprises a low caldera with its rims breach into the sea surface on the south and the east side. The dominantly andesitic volcano contains a young forested cone at the elevation of 781 m height. Mount Nila is a stratovolcano, and caused the abandonment of a Rumadai village when it erupted in 1968.

Mount WurlaliMount Wurlali, Ilih, Damer, Maluku Barat Daya Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Mount Wurlali is an andesitic stratovolcano on Damar Island in the Banda Arc system. Fumarolic activities with sulfur deposits are found at the twin summit craters and on the southeast flanks. The Wurlali is the most active volcano in historical time of the Banda arc. He was at the northern end of a five- kilometer-wide caldera. On the southwest flank of the crater occurs from sulfur. The last eruption took place in 1892.

Ngurbloat BeachNgurbloat, Tual, Kabupaten Maluku Tenggara, Maluku, Indonesia

One of the beautiful beach which was located in the heart of the Maluku province and is much famous among the tourists for a refreshing time. It is also famous for some adventurous water sports also.

Pulau PomboPulau Pombo, Waai, Salahutu, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia

Pulau Pombo is an island in Indonesia . It is located in the province of Moluccas , in the eastern part of the country, 2,400 km east of the capital Jakarta .  Tropical rainforest climate prevails in the area.  it is now one of the trekking destinations in Indonesia.

Run IslandRun Island, Maluku, Indonesia

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 ManuselaManusela, Seram Utara, Kabupaten Maluku Tengah, Maluku, Indonesia

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

Tayandu IslandsTayandu Islands, Indonesia

The Tayandu or Tayando Islands are a group of low-lying islands just west of the larger Kai Islands of Maluku, Indonesia. The main group consists of Tayando, Walir, Heniar and several smaller isle-lets. Between Walir and Taam  is Pulau Nusreen featuring a large sandy lagoon. Manggur is further west with Kur and Kaimeer islands north of it. Administratively they comprise a district within the city of Tual.

Map of attractions in Maluku