Tomohon is a hill resort located 22 kilometers east of Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province. Tomohon consists of 35 villages in five sub-districts, namely West, East, Central, South and North Tomohon.
Its land contour, cool weather and fertile soil encourage the local community to cultivate various kinds of flowers and vegetables. This city is known as a producer of flowers. When in season, the flower gardens of the local inhabitants look very beautiful.
Annually the Tomohon Flower Festival is held here in June and July. During this event, watch the flower floats parade through the town. A flower tournament is also held during this Festival where participants from 94 cities in Indonesia take part at the Inspiration Hill.
When you visit this city during blossom season, you will see an amazing scenery of colorful flowers at the foot of a beautiful mountain. This panorama looks perfect when the sun rises and the early morning mist has just disappeared.
Flower gardens or the local people are located at the foot of Mount Lokon. During blossom season, in December, January or April, these flowers look very beautiful with Mount Lokon as background. In addition, you can also walk along the main roads in the city filled with flower shops on both sides. A number of have flower gardens, allowing you to pick and choose your favorite flowers.
Tomohon is easily reached from Manado within an hour’s drive.
Tomohon has a mountainous and hilly topography stretching from North to South. There are four volcanoes in Tomohon and two of them are still active, these are Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu. Mount Lokon is 1,580 meters high and is the highest mountain in Tomohon.
During blossom season, you can see flowers along the road as many shops and gardens by along the mountain sides sell flowers.
It is suggested that you take a rented car if you like to see the flower gardens at the mountain slopes since many are located away from the main road, while the road here is steep and winding. Best time to visit is during blossom season.
Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic Indonesia