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Top 14 attractions to explore in North Sulawesi

One of the province of Indonesia North Sulawesi is located on the Minahasa Peninsula of Sulawesi, south of the Philippines, and southeast of Sabah, Malaysia. The province's area is 13,851.64 square kilometers, and its official estimate of population is 2,512,900.

Attractions in North Sulawesi

Bangka IslandBangka Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Bangka is an island lying east of Sumatra, administratively part of Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of about 1 million. It is the 9th largest island in Indonesia and the main part of Bangka-Belitung Province, being one of its namesakes alongside the smaller Belitung across the Gaspar Strait. The provincial capital, Pangkal Pinang, lies on the island. The island is administratively divided into 4 regencies and a chartered city.

Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park is a 2,871 km2 National Park on Minahassa Peninsula on Sulawesi island, Indonesia. Formerly known as Dumoga Bone National Park, it was established in 1991 and was renamed in honour of Nani Wartabone, a local resistance fighter who drove the Japanese from Gorontalo during World War II. The park has been identified by Wildlife Conservation Society as the single most important site for the conservation of Sulawesi wildlife and is home to many species endemic to S

Bunaken National Marine ParkLiang Beach Bunaken, Wori, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia

Bunaken National Park is a marine park in the north of Sulawesi island, Indonesia. The park is located near the centre of the Coral Triangle, providing habitat to 390 species of coral as well as many fish, mollusc, reptile and marine mammal species. The Park is representative of Indonesian tropical water ecosystems, consisting of seagrass plain, coral reef, and coastal ecosystems.

Lake LinowLake Linow, Lahendong, South Tomohon, Tomohon City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Lake Linow is a volcanic lake located outside Tomohon, near Manado, Indonesia. Several hydrothermal vents spew hot gas from the edges and depths of the lake. The changing chemical composition of the lake means that it changes colors often, ranging from red, dark green, and even to dark blue. The lake is abutted on its sides by Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu. The lake carries a fairly strong miasma of rotten eggs, due to the sulfur that is often in great quantities in the lake. The word "Linow" der

Lake TondanoLake Tondano, Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Lake Tondano is the largest lake in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  The lake is approximately 36 km from the city of Manado and is 600 meters above sea level.  In recent years there have been reports of decreasing water levels at Lake Tondano; from 1934 when it was 40 meters, to 1993 to 23 meters, 18 meters in 1996 and 12 meters in 2010.  The halfbeak fish Tondanichthys kottelati and calanoid copepod Phyllodiaptomus sulawesensis are endemic to the lake.

Lembeh IslandLembeh Island, Bitung City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Lembeh is an island off the north east coast of Sulawesi near the town of Bitung. Lembeh Island is 25km long and 2km wide. Lembeh Island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi by a narrow stretch of water known as the Lembeh Strait.  The Lembeh Strait is world-known for its extremely high density of rare and unusual marine life, in particular frogfish, rare species of octopus, seahorses and nudibranchs.

Lembeh StraitLembeh Strait, Indonesia

Lembeh Strait is a strait in Indonesia, separating the islands of Sulawesi and Lembeh. The town of Bitung and Tongkoko volcano are located on the western side of the strait. The strait is known for its abundant and colorful marine life, in particular sea slugs, and is a popular diving spot.

ManadoManado, Manado City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Manado is the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. It is the second largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar, with the 2015 estimated population of 425,420 distributed over a land area of 157 km². The Manado metropolitan area has a population of 1.2 million as of 2018. The city is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area.

Manadotua IslandManadotua Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Manado Tua is a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea off the northeast coast of Sulawesi. The name Manado comes from manadou or wanazou meaning "on the far coast" or "in the distance," which derived from Minahasan languages. When the settlement on the island was relocated to Sulawesi, the name Manado was brought with it, and the island became referred to as Manado Tua.

Mount LokonMt Lokon, Kayawu, North Tomohon, Tomohon City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mount Lokon, also known as Gunung Lokon, together with Mount Empung, is a twin volcano in the Tomohon, Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, roughly 10 km south of Manado. Both rise above the Tondano plain and are among active volcanoes of Sulawesi. Mount Lokon has a flat and craterless top. Its active crater is located on its foot, named "Tompaluan" crater.

Mount MahawuMount Mahawu, Kakaskasen Satu, North Tomohon, Tomohon City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mount Mahawu is a stratovolcano located immediately east from Lokon-Empung volcano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The volcano is capped with 180 m wide and 140 m deep crater with two pyroclastic cones in the northern flanks. A small explosive eruption was recorded in 1789. In 1994, fumaroles, mud pots, and small geysers activities were observed along the greenish shore of a crater lake.

Mount TongkokoMount Tongkoko, Pinangunian, Aertembaga, Bitung City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mount Tongkoko or Mount Tangkoko is a stratovolcano in the north of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its summit has an elongated deep crater. On the east flank there is a flat lava dome Batu Angus. Historical records only show eruptions in the nineteenth century. The Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a refuge for such species as the Celebes crested macaque and spectral tarsier.

Siau IslandSiau Island, Sitaro Islands Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Siau is an island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, located in the Sangir Archipelago approximately 130 km off the northern tip of Sulawesi in the Celebes Sea. It is the main island of the Sitaro Islands Regency of North Sulawesi Province. The northern part of the island forms the volcano known as Karangetang, which is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes.  The population of Siau island was 40,758 at the 2010 Census. The island has recently been noted as the home of the Siau Island tarsier.

Tangkoko Batuangus Nature ReservePinangunian, Aertembaga, Pinangunian, Aertembaga, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia

Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve also known as Tangkoko-Batuangus Dua Saudara is a nature reserve in the northern part of Sulawesi island of Indonesia, two hours drive from Manado. The reserve covers an area of 8,700 hectares and includes three mountains: Mount Tangkoko Mount Dua Saudara and Mount Batuangus.

Map of attractions in North Sulawesi