20 Sulawesi Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Indonesia

by David & Intan

In 2018, I got the chance to visit a place I’d never been before: Sulawesi, one of the largest and most underrated islands in Indonesia. These Sulawesi pictures are the result.

This huge tropical island is one of the most amazing places I’ve been in my travels. The karst mountains, exotic wildlife, active volcanoes, and ancient artifacts were out of this world.

It was one of the highlights of my year, even though I barely scratched the surface of what this island has to offer. I’ve now been back to Sulawesi many times, as well as some of the surrounding islands, like Labengki, Selayar, and Siau Island.

Hopefully these Sulawesi pictures inspire your travels too!

Traditional house at Rammang Rammang village in Sulawesi

One of the farm houses in Rammang Rammang. Imagine living here!

Pulau Mahoro Island Siau Indonesia

Who says Indonesia beaches aren’t beautiful? This is a beach at Pulau Siau, an island near Sulawesi.

bukit kasih manado

In rural Sulawesi, even the hills have eyes!

Colorful bananas for sale at the Tomohon market in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Don’t these bananas look appetizing?

Indonesia Pictures Photos Images Pulau Bahuluang Island Selayar Sulawesi

Blue water and rocky coasts at the Selayar islands, which are located by Sulawesi.

Toraja people and kids

Tana Toraja kids posing for a photo.

Giant jackfruit at the Tomohon market in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Giant jackfruits for sale in the Tomohon market.

Bunaken island in Indonesia

A drone shot of Siladen island in Bunaken, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sulawesi.

Canoe and reflection in the pond at Rammang Rammang Maros in Sulawesi

The best time to see reflections like this in Rammang Rammang is early in the morning, before the breeze starts.

Travel guy at Rammang Rammang Maros in Sulawesi, Indonesia

The classic view of Rammang Rammang. Looks like Jurassic Park, doesn’t it?

Indonesia Pictures Photos Images Laguna Raja Lima drone picture of the Five Kings Lagoon in Sulawesi Sombori

Unreal lagoons in Labengki and Sombori, Indonesia.

Giant karst mountains and old house at Rammang Rammang village in Sulawesi

Those backyard views! Rammang is a great place to take Sulawesi pictures.

Volcano in the clouds near Manado and Tangkoko in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mount Klabat volcano in North Sulawesi.

Indonesia Pictures Photos Images Pulau Siau Island Gunung Karangetang Sulawesi

The epic and mysterious Gunung Karangetang volcano hiding in the clouds. This is part of Pulau Siau, an island near Sulawesi.

Water flowing down the rocks at Tunan Waterfall near Manado, Sulawesi

Tunan Waterfall in north Sulawesi.

Small gecko on a tree at Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi

Lizard camo in Tangkoko Nature Reserve.

Tangkoko monkey

Tangkoko black macaque.

Indonesia Pictures Photos Images Pantai Pasir Merah Red Sand Beach in Labengki

Heaven in the tropics.

Tarsier hiding on a jungle tree at Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tarsier sighting! Tangkoko Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the world to see endangered Tarsiers.

Tarsier hiding in a tree at Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi

You’ll need a zoom lens to get tarsier pictures like this, because they’re pretty elusive.


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