Sulawesi Tourism / Celebes Tourism Travel Guide and Tourist Attractions Information.
Sulawesi island is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands.
Sulawesi is the world's eleventh-largest island, covering an area of 174,600 km². The island is surrounded by Borneo to the west, by the Philippines to the north, by Maluku to the east, and by Flores and Timor to the south. It has a distinctive shape, dominated by four large peninsulas: the Semenanjung Minahassa; the East Peninsula; the South Peninsula; and the South-east Peninsula. The central part of the island is ruggedly mountainous, such that the island's peninsulas have traditionally been remote from each other, with better connections by sea than by road.
Geographically, strait of Sulawesi (Makassar) is known as the border of Wallace Line which separates two different kind of fauna, between the eastern ans western part of Indonesia. It has a specific flora and fauna such us ebony wood, hog-deer and maleo bird which has large eggs.
The island is sub divided into six provinces: Gorontalo, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, and North Sulawesi. West Sulawesi is a new province, created in 2004 from part of South Sulawesi. The largest cities on the island are Makassar, on the southwestern coast of the island, and Manado, on the northern tip.
The people of Sulawesi are famous for their dedication to their diverse art abilities, which include pottery, weaving, and dancing. The Sulawesian people also excel at intricate weaving, and repeat the same pattern at least once in every project they do. Although the women are predominantly weavers, both genders dance. The male dance is rigid, mechanical and robotic, while the female's dances are fluid and smooth. They combine these aspects to tell a story.
The name Sulawesi probably origins from "sula" which means island and "besi" which means iron, which was formerly known as Celebes were found many deposits of nickel-iron, copper and gold. Sulawesi Island area is about 227,000 km² with the long and narrow peninsulas. There is more than 90 km spot of land from the seashore, this make the island has along beach line. It is an island with very beautiful seashore and highlands scenery. One can see and enjoy the uniqueness of this culture such as ceremonial, traditional dance, carving, beautiful weaving from cotton and silk, traditional house and the fascinating natural tropical scene.
Major income on Sulawesi is agriculture and fishing. Some of the products exported from the region are spice, fruit, maize, rice, tobacco, coffee and sugar. There is also some mining industry here, mainly for gold, copper, tin and diamonds.
Sulawesi tourism travel guide and tourist attractions popular destinations can be enumerated as below :
West Sulawesi :Mamasa.
Sulawesi Hotels Resort Accommodation :
- Makassar Hotels Accommodations.
- Tana Toraja Hotels Accommodations.
- Tanjung Bira Hotels Bungalow Accommodations.
- Kendari Hotels Accommodations.
- Wakatobi Hotels Dive Resort Accommodation.
- Palu Hotels Accommodations.
- Gorontalo Hotels Accommodations.
- Manado Hotels Accommodations.