Formerly known as Celebes, Sulawesi Island is gaining a quick popularity as a holiday destination. The enormous, mighty mountains, bamboo forests, picturesque beauty of the long coastline render it as a paradise with untouched and un-spoilt beauty that nature has bestowed on it. The sensational contrast of the craggy volcanic mountains and peaks coupled with the astonishing and overwhelming white beaches makes this place even more amazing.You will remain awestruck walking through the unusual and uncommon architecture of the Toraja houses.
Manado, Kendari, Bunaken Sea Garden, Moramo Waterfall, Manado Tua Island and the Moramo Bay are few of the spectacular places one ought to visit when planning a trip to the Sulawesi Island. Talking of planning a trip, you can get to this scenic island as there is an airport at the city of Makassar which is well connected to the other cities of Indonesia.
Snuggled between the Borneo and the Malaku Islands, the Sulawesi Island possesses a distinct shape. It is one of the four larger islands of Sunda Island in Indonesia. The island is divided into six provinces, namely the North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and the West Sulawesi. Makassar at the south-west tip and the Manado on the North-west tip are the two largest cities on the Sulawesi Island.
This island has both the marine as well as the cultural diversity. The population diversifies itself as Buginese, Makassarese and Mandareses. People mostly of all religion worldwide live here. The marine life is abundant as well with exquisite species of underwater inhabitant making the water colorful and rich.The funeral ceremonies are very important here lasting for almost a week with chanting, feast and dances going on throughout the night.
This island undoubtedly seems to be another paradise on earth with explicitly beautiful coral reefs, the invigorating springs of hot water, white sandy beaches and the azure, clear sea.
The nature has showered a tropical climate on this island with the rainy season commencing from November and lasting till May and the summer usually from April to October. June and October are the most suitable months when one can head to the Sulawesi Island.
The filigree silverware and jewelries, bamboo households and ornaments, the hand woven silk and cotton fabrics are bound to catch one’s attention and will persuade with their beauty to such an extent that you will surely take them home.
The island of Sulawesi is a potpourri of varied cultural and population diversity making an amazing trip one will ever experience.