A unique shaped island Sulawesi - formelly known as Celebes - lying across the sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) in the west and Maluku in the east.
There are now five provinces on this 227,000 square km island; South Sulawesi, South-east Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi and the Gorontalo which was just separated from the North Sulawesi Province.
Sulawesi stands on the divide between Asia and Australasia not just geologically but in many other ways. With it's 98% of the mammals on the island are found nowhere else, made Sulawesi has special notable aspect of this is the unique wildlife. In the nineteenth century naturalist Alfred Wallace drew the "Wallace Line" which divides Asian and Australian flora and fauna right through the island.
The cultures of people on the island, dominated by the Bugis in the south, and the Christian Minahasa in the north make the cultures of the island developed in unique ways, especially the Christian-animist Toraja people who live in their beautful highland in the north of South Sulawesi Province, who attract large number of visitors every year.
Dotted with volcanoes, protected by the mountains and walled by thick jungle make the inland of Sulawesi are serenely beautiful and challenge those who have the spirit of adventures.
The marine tourism in Sulawesi is also considered as one the of the best in the world. The superb beach and coral reefs of Bunaken marine park in north Sulawesi is waiting for you to explore, while the other untouched under water world in Togian and Banggai in Central Sulawesi are waiting to be discovered.
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