Visiting Lore Lindu National park

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In Lore Lindu National park, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

Lore Lindu National Park is a protected area of forest on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in the province of Central Sulawesi.

This national park is 2,180 km² covering both lowland and mountain forests (200 to 2,610 meters above mean sea level).

It provides habitat to numerous rare species, including 77 bird species endemic to Sulawesi.[3] The national park is designated as part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

In addition to its rich wildlife, the park also contains megaliths dating from before 1300 AD.

Lore Lindu National Park represents various ecosystem types, including lowland tropical forest, sub-montane forest, montane forest, and mixed forest.

The plant species that can be found in both lowland tropical forest and sub-montane forest include Eucalyptus deglupta, Pterospermum celebicum, Cananga odorata, Gnetum gnemon, Castanopsis argentea, Agathis philippinensis, Philoclados hypophyllus, medicinal plants, and rattans.

Covering part of the Park is a sub-alpine forest at an altitude of 2,000 m asl. Frequently blanketed with mist, this forest contains short trees and mosses.

Lore Lindu National Park is the second biggest lake in Central Sulawesi is Lake Lindu covering the area of 3,150 ha. It is located on highland about 1,200 m from the sea level.

The beautiful panoramic view and it has a cool climate. Lake Lindu can be reached by car from Palu to Rahmat village then trekking through the thick tropical rainforest for about 4 hours.

The visitor can stay at cottages. Barkcloth which is made in Bada, Kulawi and Napu valleys. Some megalithic statues of thousands of years at Napu, Besoa and Bada Valleys are consider to have relation with their ancestor worship. The statues with 1,5 m to 4 m height and 3000 years B.C. to 1500 years A. D.

The biodiversity of this Park is rich in animal species, with 117 species of mammal, 88 species of bird, 29 species of reptile and 19 species of amphibian.

More than 50% of the species inhabiting the Park are endemic animals like the Tonkean macaque (Macaca tonkeana tonkeana), babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa celebensis), diannae tarsier (Tarsius diannae), lesser Sulawesi tarsier (T. pumilus).

Also bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus furvus), small cuscus (Strigocuscus celebensis callenfelsi), Sulawesi rat (Rattus celebensis), maleo fowl (Macrocephalon maleo), Sulawesi palm civet (Macrogalidia musschenbroekii musschenbroekii), gold snake (Elaphe erythrura and E. janseni), Sulawesi frog (Bufo celebencis), and six fish species, including an endemic species in Lake Lindu, Xenopoecilus sarasinorum.

Besides the riches of its natural resources, this Park also has some impressive groups of megaliths which are among the best megalithic monuments in Indonesia.

Lore Lindu National Park receives international technical assistance and has been declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Lore Lindu National park, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

There are many activitis and attractions in Lore Lindu National park, such as:

  • At Besoa Valley: maleo habitat, megalith sites and recreation.
  • At Lake Lindu, Gimpu, Wuasa, Bada: rowing on the lake and observing birds.
  • At Saluki, Bada, Napu Valleys: megalith sites.
  • At Mt. Nokilalaki, Mt. Rorekatimbo, Lariang River: mountain climbing, camping and rafting.
  • At Lewuto Lake: vistas over the lake, ancient human remains at Moradino.
  • At Dongi-dongi, Kamarora: camping, thermal springs, forest exploration.

One of the cultural attractions outside the Park is the Lake Poso Festival in August.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Lore Lindu National park is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

Access to go to Lore Lindu National park:

The easiest access to visit the national park is from Palu to Kamarora (50 kilometers in 2.5 hours drive).

Location : Donggala Regency and Poso Regency, in Central Sulawesi Province

  • From Palu to Kamarora by car, 2.5 hours (50 km). Or Palu – Wuasa by car, 5 hours (100 km);
  • Then from Wuasa to Besoa by car, 4 hours.
  • From Palu to Kulawi, 6 hours (80 km).
  • The trip into the Park area can be made on foot or on horseback along these routes: Gimpu – Besoa – Bada, 3 days. And from Saluki (Sidaonta) to Lake Lindu, 1 day.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Lore Lindu National park, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

Suggestion before visiting Lore Lindu National park:
  • Best time of year to visit: July to September
  • Temperature: 22° – 34° C
  • Rainfall: 2,000 – 3,000 mm/year
  • Altitude: 500 – 2,600 m asl.
  • Geographical location: 119°57′ – 120°22′ E; 1°03′ – 1°58′ S

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Lore Lindu National park is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

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Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Lore Lindu National park, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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