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Best Places to Visit in Manado of 2017

  • 01 Manado, North Sulawesi

    Manado, North Sulawesi
    Image Credit : Manado, North Sulawesi
    Manado is the largest city in Northern Sulawesi and is also its main gateway. It is also the capital of Sulawesi and attracts hordes of tourists to the place.

    Highlights: Tourists can look out for Ban Hin Kiong, the oldest Chinese temple located at D.I. Panjaitan Street in Manado. It is a place of worship for tridharma followers which are plenty in the city. One of the most popular attractions in the place, Bukit Kasih enables visitors to have an amazing view of the locales after climbing 2435 steps to the top of the hill. Nearby, there are many natural hot springs to get your body relaxed. You can also visit Ambang National Park and get a chance to see the famous Golden owl. Mt Mahawu volcano gives you an opportunity to enjoy adventurous Trek.

    Location: Manado is situated at the bay of Manado, surrounded by the mountain area in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: Visiting Manado is free of cost.


  • 02 Bunaken National Marine Park

    Bunaken National Marine Park
    Image Credit : Bunaken National Marine Park
    Bunaken National Marine Park is a marine park that is a home to 390 species of coral beings as well as the different species of fishes, mammals, reptiles and mollusk.

    Highlights: Bunaken National Marine Park is a representative of the tropical water ecosystem of Indonesia. It comprises of coastal ecosystems, sea grass plain and coral reef. Established in the year 1991, it is amongst one of the fastest growing systems of marine parks in Indonesia. Spread over an area of 890.65 kmĀ², about 97% of the park is a habitat for the marine life. Diving is an important thing to do here.

    Location: Bunaken National Marine Park is located at Kotak Pos 1196, Bunaken, Bunaken Kepulauan, Kota Manado, Sulawesi Utara 95011, Indonesia

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: For foreign visitors, the entrance fee is Rp 50,000 (daily ticket).
    For a waterproof plastic entrance tag (valid all year round) the fee If Rp 150,000.