Welcome To Sulawesi The Land Of Adventure Tours

Have you Been To Central Sulawesi? Central Sulawesi is a part of Indonesia Provinces. Many things that you can do in this remote place. You can planning a weeks visit to Lore Lindu National Park for a trekking purposes to see megalith Stone Culture in Bada Valley, Besoa Valley and Napu Valleys. For those who want to have an experinces to Morowali Reserves and the Togian Islands also available to start after Lore Lindu Trip. In Lore Lindu National Park we can also do a Lore Lindu birdwatching for searching the Geomalia, Diabolical Nightjars, Great shortwings, Olive Flanked Whistlers, etc

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Lore Lindu National Park

Lore Lindu National Park is one of Sulawesi’s biological refuges. It contains large ares of relatively untouched terrain and varied habitats which include lowland and montane forests, elfin woodlands, fertile, valleys, lakes and hot springs.

The combination of towering rainforests, rugged scenery, fresh mountain streams and turbulent rivers, unique wildlife, lichen covered megaliths s and a rich variety of culture make Lore Lindu National Park an alluring place for modern-day tourists and scientists.

The rugged interior of the park is home to Sulawesi’s largests native animals: the mountain anoa, phyton, deer, two species of tarsier, tonkeana macaques, and Sulawesi’s largest mammalian carnivore, the Sulawesi civet. That park holds at least 5 species squirrel and 31 of its 38 rat species are endemic.

There are at least 55 species of bats, and more than 230 birds, including the maleo , red-knobbed hornbill, and the sulawesi dwarft hornbill. The larger red-knobbed hornbill, locally known as allo, is probably the most obvious bird in the park, with its slow, noisy flight.

Thousand of weird and wonderful insect species can be seen around the park, in particular there are many eye-catching species of butterfly, seen as the fly along watercourses, or drink from puddles and mud banks.

Megalithic statues dot the Napu, Besoa and Bada v

alleys, they are hundreds of years old and are considered to be the finest stone monuments of their type in Indonesia. There are five categories classified by shape :

  1. Megaliths : these statues have human features, but only the face, shoulders and genetalia are usually distinct;
  2. Kalamba : these are stones urns, most probably sarcophagi associated with the burial of nobility;
  3. Tutu’na : these are large stone disks, probably the lids of kalamba;
  4. Batu Dakon : these are flat or convex stones with channels, irregular pitting and other depressions;
  5. Others : include stone mortars, house supports and range of other shapes.

As with all reserves in Sulawesi, a permit should be obtained from the Balai Taman Nasional Office in Palu before visiting the park. Information on treks and guides can also be obtained here.

Regarding Birding Tours the Birdwatchers around the world use some important link as follows

Vent Birding Tours
http://www.ventbird.com

Birding Facts Birding Resources By The Fat Birder
http://www.fatbirder.com/

Guided Birdwatching
http://www.guidedbirdwatching.com/

Rockjumper Birding Tours
http://www.rockjumperbirding.com

Tropical Birding, Birding, Nature and Photography
http://www.tropicalbirding.com/

Burung Nusantara
http://burung-nusantara.org/

Indonesia Birding And Holiday Tours
http://www.vacationindonesiatours.com/

http://www.wildsidetoursinc.com/

Wildside Nature Tours

Culture Interest

 

Central Sulawesi is rich in culture and tradition, passed down through the generations. These traditions are a moving force in the community, and govern all aspects of a person’s life. With time the traditional customs have been interwoven with religion, and are an integral part of colourful ceremonies and festivals which vary from area to area but those differences are become very specific and harmonized among communities. The large number of ethnic groups contribute to a rich cultural heritage.

On the western coasts, there has been considerable mixing with the Bugis to the south, and the Gorontalo people to the north. Some influences from west Sumatra can also be seen in ceremonial decorations.

Weaving centres are located in Donggala Kodi, Watusampu, Palu, Tawaeli, and Banawa. The double ikat system of weaving, as practiced in Donggala, is a specialized technique derived from the Indonesian Hinduistic period, and has links to Bali, India, and Japan, where it is still found.

The mountain people have some of the most fascinating cultures. Their traditions are of Torajan origin, as reflected in their ceremonies, clothing and architecture. Built on wooden pillars with wooden walls, the traditional houses have thatched roofs, and are generally one large hall. The Lobo or Duhanga are community halls used for festivities and ceremonial functions, whilst the Tambi are large family dwellings. Beside each house are traditional rice barns – gampiri. Unlike the Toraja people, these groups do not have the tradition of weaving, but make cloth from finely beaten tree bark. Fine cloth is used for skirts and clothes, but the thicker material obtained from the banyan tree (or beringin) is used for two meter long blankets, which are warm enough to ward off the cold in highland areas, and also impenetrable to mosquito bites.

The traditional costumes still used by the people in mountain areas hints at some Spanish or Portugese influence in the past. The two or three layered long skirts, called Buya or sarung, are very European in look and are worn with hip-length karaba blouses made of velvet, richly embroidered with sequins and gold trim. Men wear a knee-length shirt called the baju banjara. The glittering tali or mahkota headband could have originated from the tiara of European royalty.

For those who want to see some of the culture attractions in Central Sulawesi please come and enjoy the Poso Lake Festival (as the callender of Event) in August annualy.

Central Sulawesi In A Glance

The largest province in Sulawesi which covers a land area of 68.033 square kilometres and a water area of 189.480 square kilometres located to the west Maluku and South of the Philipines. Administratively, Central Sulawesi is devided into 10 regencies and one city, which are the Donggala, Parigi Moutong, Poso, Morowali, Tojo Una-Una, Banggai, Banggai kepulauan, Tolitoli, Buol and Sigi regencies and Palu city, occupied by 2.875.000 lives according to the year 2009 cencus.

Its strategic location had made it a transit route for the Portuguese and Spanish traders for more than 500 years ago. On Januari 1580, Sir Francis Drake with the Golden Hind spent one month on a small island near Morowali during his voyage around the world. Although there are no written records about these facts, there is a possibility of Potuguese and Spanish interaction with the inhabitants as their influence can still be seen in the traditional clothing to this date.