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Travel Tips in manado

Overview: Manado

The capital of the North Sulawesi province, the former stronghold of the Dutch and the cultural center of the Minahasa people, for a long time Manado prospered through trade with the nearby Philippines and the spice trade with the rest of the world. Alas, the bombings of World War II and the suppression of a local insurgency in the 1950s flattened most of Manado's older buildings.


A well-serviced and friendly city with many comfortable hotel and restaurants, Manado is a perfect base for exploring the beauties of nearby tourist destination such as Bunaken National Park, Tomohon, the Lembeh Strait and Tangkoko-Batuangas Natural Reserve. But do not miss the sights inside the city, Public Museum of North Sulawesi gives much more value than its cheap admission ticket and Klenteng Ban Hian Kong, the oldest Buddhist temple in Eastern Indonesia, dated back to 19th century.


Manado can be reached conveniently by plane. Manado's Sam Ratulangi Airport An airy, modern facility last expanded in 2001. The airport fields some international flights to Singapore with visa on arrival possible. There are also frequent flights to Jakarta, Makassar, as well as some flights to Balikpapan, Denpasar (Bali), Ternate (North Maluku) and Sorong (Papua).

More tips on this area

Flora and Fauna of North Sulawesi
Bunaken Marine Park is not the only place we can see the rich diversity of North Sulawesi's flora and fauna. North Sulawesi's and mountaneus regions also offers rich diversity of flora and fauna. In North Sulawesi you can find some distinctive endemic animal species to Sulawesi island, which are the rare anoa, tailless monkey and the inexplicable babirusa, literally meaning "pig deer" (babiroussa babiroussa)...

Climate and Geography of North Sulawesi
Located at 030"- 4 3" North Latitude and 121127" East Longitude, the province of North Sulawesi has a typical equatorial climate with two seasons: rainy and dry. Starting in September, cool Northwesterly winds pick up moisture while crossing the South China Sea and arrive in the Sulawesi Sea about November. The wet season lasts from about November to March. The temperatures at sea level are uniform,..

Where to eat in Manado
Eating in Manado can be adventurous especially Minahasan cuisine which turns absolutely anything including cats, forest rats, fruit bats, and dogs, into dishes. The Manadonese food is spicy with little sugar and flavor added through lemon and herbs.

The indigenous Manadonese dishes that you have to try such as ikan mas bakar rica, grilled spicy fish cooked in traditional style, using a piece..

Where to go in Manado
Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi is not just serves as transit point for the tourists who want to dive or snorkel in Bunaken National Marine Park but also as an important tourism destination in east Indonesia. Manado has some tourist destination that worth your visit.

This oldest Buddhist temple in east Indonesia that dated back to19th century. The temple..

Tangkoko-Batuangas Dua Saudara Nature Reserve
Dubbed as one of the most impressive and accessible nature reserves in Indonesia, Tangkoko-Batuangas Dua Saudara Nature Reserve has 8800 hectares of open grassland covered with a great variety of plants. Located on the slopes of mount "Dua Saudara", the area is composed of impressive green hills and valleys with amazingly scenic views of natural beauty and houses black macaques, cuscuses, maleo birds,..

Situated around 45 to 60 minutes by boat from Manado, Bunaken is a tiny island that incorporated into one of Indonesia's most famous diving and snorkeling destinations, Bunaken Manado Tua Marine Nationa Park. In addition to banana-shaped Bunaken Island itself, the 890 km2 of marine national park includes the neighboring islands of Manado Tua, Siladen, Montehagen, Nain, and Nain Kecil but in tourist..


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