Indonesia is known to offer extraordinary natural beauty. National Parks are one of the choices of tourist attractions that are suitable for those of you who want to enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna. When visiting Sulawesi, there are several choices of national parks that are known to be beautiful and amazing. Here is a list of 9 recommended national parks in Sulawesi that are interesting for you to visit.
1. Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park
Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park is known as one of the most beautiful national parks in Sulawesi. This national park is known as the largest land conservation in Sulawesi, precisely with an area of about 282,008,757 hectares. While in Sulawesi, you can visit Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park in the Kotamobagu area, North Sulawesi Province.
To come and explore this National Park area on weekdays, visitors have to pay IDR 5,000 for Indonesian citizens and IDR 150,000 for foreigners. Meanwhile, during holidays or weekends, Indonesian citizens are charged an entrance ticket of IDR 7,500, while foreigners are charged an entrance ticket of IDR 175,000. In this national park, visitors will be spoiled by the abundance of natural wealth in the form of flora and fauna. The Maleo bird has become an icon in the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park.
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2. Bunaken National Park
Some of you are certainly familiar with the name of one of the national parks in Sulawesi, namely Bunaken National Park. This national park is located in the Wori area, North Sulawesi Province. Bunaken National Park is also known to be beautiful because it offers underwater beauty and this national park is indeed dominated by 97% of the water area.
Visitors who come will be pampered with 20 diving spots. You can try the exciting sensation of enjoying the underwater beauty that is offered. If you want to visit this National Park area, Indonesian visitors will be charged an entrance ticket of around IDR 50,000 per person, while foreigners will be charged IDR 150,000 per person.
3. Lore Lindu National Park
Lore Lindu National Park is also one of the national park destinations in Sulawesi that you shouldn’t visit. You can visit Lore Lindu National Park in the Central Sulawesi area. When visiting it, you will be spoiled with the size of the national park which reaches 2180 sq km.
In Lore Lindu National Park, the tip will be spoiled with a variety of flora and fauna. Anoa is one of the endemic animals that are vulnerable to extinction. This National Park area is also known to be unique in that there are about 350 megalithic heritage sites. Interesting isn’t it?
4. Aopa Watumohai Swamp National Park
You don’t need to be confused about your destination when you want to come to one of the national parks in Sulawesi, you can visit the beautiful Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park. This national park is known to be dominated by wetlands and has a hill topography with stunning beauty. Not a few say that this area has a look similar to the Teletubbies hill.
Because of its beauty, it is not surprising that the Rawa Aopa Watumohai National Park is often a favorite destination for visitors who come to Sulawesi. To visit it, you can come to the Tinanggea area, South Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province. This area is also very suitable to be visited for photo lovers because it offers a very beautiful scenery background.
5. Gandang Dewata National Park
No less interesting than other national parks in Sulawesi, Gandang Dewata National Park is also a destination that is a shame not to be visited. This national park is known to be new and can be visited in the Tabulangan area, Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province.
Besides being known for its beauty, this national park also has many myths circulating. One of the myths that is quite popular is the sound of a drum at the top of the mountain that will sound when someone dies or goes missing on the mountain. How, interested in visiting this one national park?
6. Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park
Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park or commonly known as Babul National Park is known as one of the most interesting national parks in Sulawesi for you to visit. This national park also has the nickname the Kingdom of butterfly. That’s because there are naturalists from England who estimate that there are approximately 250 species of butterflies in this national park.
Not only is it known for its many species of butterflies, this national park also offers extraordinary natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the limestone hill valleys to waterfalls and caves. Interesting isn’t it? If you are curious, you can visit this one national park in Maros Regency and Pangkajene Regency, South Sulawesi Province.
7. Togean Islands National Park
The Togean Islands National Park is known as one of the national park destinations that you shouldn’t visit. This national park is located in the Ratolindo District, Tojo Una-una Regency, Central Sulawesi Province.
As the name implies, this national park area consists of a group of small islands. Visitors will be spoiled by the beauty of coral reefs which are divided into 4 types, namely barrier reefs, tompok corals, ring corals, and fringing reefs. To come and explore this national park, visitors will be charged an entrance fee of around IDR 50,000 per person.
8. Taka Bone Rate National Park
Taka Bone Rate National Park is one of the destinations that is no less interesting than other national parks. The area that has been selected as a candidate for a UNESCO world heritage site has an area of about 220,000 hectares with a coral reef spread of 500 square kilometers.
For you lovers of underwater tourism, of course it is the right thing to come to Taka Bone Rate National Park because it offers extraordinary underwater beauty. There are about 43 diving spots that you can choose from. Visitors can also come to how many islands are contained in this national park, including Rajuni Island and Lantigiang Island.
9. Wakatobi National Park
Some of you, of course, are familiar with the name Wakatobi National Park, right? Mention that this national park comes from the four main islands, namely Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, and also Tomia, Binongko.
Not only attractive among local people, Wakatobi National Park is also popular among foreign tourists. One of the attractions is that this national park has 750 species of coral out of a total of 850 coral species in the world. Interesting isn’t it? If you are curious, you can decide to visit this one national park in the Kaledupa area, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province.