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!
One of the farm houses in Rammang Rammang. Imagine living here!
Who says Indonesia beaches aren’t beautiful? This is a beach at Pulau Siau, an island near Sulawesi.
In rural Sulawesi, even the hills have eyes!
Don’t these bananas look appetizing?
Blue water and rocky coasts at the Selayar islands, which are located by Sulawesi.
Tana Toraja kids posing for a photo.
Giant jackfruits for sale in the Tomohon market.
A drone shot of Siladen island in Bunaken, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sulawesi.
The best time to see reflections like this in Rammang Rammang is early in the morning, before the breeze starts.
The classic view of Rammang Rammang. Looks like Jurassic Park, doesn’t it?
Those backyard views! Rammang is a great place to take Sulawesi pictures.
Mount Klabat volcano in North Sulawesi.
The epic and mysterious Gunung Karangetang volcano hiding in the clouds. This is part of Pulau Siau, an island near Sulawesi.
Tunan Waterfall in north Sulawesi.
Lizard camo in Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
Tangkoko black macaque.
Heaven in the tropics.
Tarsier sighting! Tangkoko Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the world to see endangered Tarsiers.
You’ll need a zoom lens to get tarsier pictures like this, because they’re pretty elusive.
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Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed these Sulawesi pictures from our many travels in Indonesia.
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