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15 Must-be-Visited Tourist Attractions in Southeast Sulawesi Indonesia

Southeast Sulawesi Province has numerous potentials of tourist attractions that you should visit. Of many tourism potentials exist in this location, Southeast Sulawesi conceived millions of historical and cultural beauties. There have been many foreign tourists who went on holiday to enjoy the beauty of nature in Southeast Sulawesi. These are some tourist attractions that you must visit, when you are on vacation in Southeast Sulawesi Province:


1. Labengki Island of Southeast Sulawesi

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Labengki Island, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

There are several diving and snorkeling spots in this site. It is no doubt that Labengki Island has beautiful coral scenery and clear water. That is why this place has become one of the tourist attractions hunted by tourists.

In addition, the beaches on Labengki Island are mostly filled with white sand. Labengki Island is located in the Lebengki Village precisely in Lasolo District, North Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi.



If you want a vacation to Lebengki Island, you have to bring your own food and drinks. Because this island does not provide food stalls or even lodging facilities. If you want to stay overnight it is advisable to bring your own tent.

2. Muna Island of Southeast Sulawesi

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Muna Island, Southeast Sulawesi [Image from instagram]

The charm of Muna Island can spoil you once you come to this place. Muna Island has a tropical climate which makes it rich of flourishing green plants. In addition, Muna Island has an underwater panorama that is no less beautiful.

The mainland of Muna Island is generally lowlands which have an average height of 100 meters above sea level. Due to its fertility, this island is famous for teak woods and cashew nuts.

Teak woods produced from this island became one of the popular mascots. Muna Island is located in the southeastern part of Southeast Sulawesi Province. The area of the island is approximately 2,889 square km and located in the south of the equator.

3. Nambo Beach of Southeast Sulawesi

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Nambo Beach, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Nambo Beach is located in Kendari City precisely in Abeli District. This beach is located approximately 16 km from the downtown of Kendari City. If you want to visit this place, you have to be extra careful because the road conditions are quite winding with ravines and cliffs on the right or left side of the road.

As far as the eye can see, you will be offered with charming natural beauty and cool air on your way to Nambo Beach. The facilities at Nambo Beach are considered as sufficient because there are 31 gazebos, rinse rooms, villas, parking areas, and food stalls which offer food and drinks. This tourist attraction is perfect for spending your vacation with family or the loved ones.

4. Liwutongkidi Beach of Southeast Sulawesi

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Liwutongkidi Beach, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

The Liwutongkidi Beach filled with a stretch of clean white sand. Not only that, the richness of the underwater nature of Liwutongkidi Beach becomes an attraction for any tourists. Various types of unique coral reefs can be found in this place.

This beach is located in Buton Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. If you want to visit this place, you can travel by using the aircraft transportation with a 1-hour trip from Kendari City or by using ship with a duration of about 4 hours.

The atmosphere of this Sulawesi’s beach will make you experience a distinct happiness. You will experience natural sceneries of the sea and tall trees that provide beautiful and cool atmosphere while visiting this beach.

5. Samparona Waterfall of Southeast Sulawesi

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Samparona Waterfall, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

This waterfall has about 45 meters of height. The Samparona waterfall is flanked by two cliffs and surrounded by natural and cool forests. The Samparona waterfall is located in Kalisabu Village, located in Sorawolio District, Bau-Bau City, Southeast Sulawesi.

The trip toward the location of this waterfall is very challenging and will rush your adrenaline. But do not worry because the fatigue that comes to you during the way will be pleasing because there are lined pine trees and bird chirpings that offer natural effects during the trip.

6. Tumburano Waterfall of Southeast Sulawesi

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Tumburano Waterfall, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

The beauty of Tumburano Waterfall is so charming as far as the eye can see. This waterfall has three levels that are still beautiful. You should visit this waterfall because its beauty can spoil your eyes.

But the beauty of this waterfall is not commensurate with the facilities in this place. This Tumburano Waterfall is located in Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Islands. This waterfall is located in the forest, but apparently this place is surprisingly the most fascinating place.

Because, there is a very large cliff resembling the roof of a historical brown traditional house. This view gives its own uniqueness that is recommended and can enjoyed by visitors. You can feel the freshness of this waterfall immediately. You will feel a fresh, pleasant and calm feeling when you slide down the rocky cliff.

7. Moramo Waterfall of Southeast Sulawesi

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Moramo Waterfall, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Lot of people have confessed that this Moramo waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Indonesia. Moremo Waterfall is located in the Nature Reserve Forest Area of Tanjung Peropa. The distance to get to this place is approximately 40 km from the downtown of Kendari City.

The water conditions in this place are very clear and natural. Unlike the other waterfalls, in this place, the marble stones which flowed by the water are not slippery. This is because the Moremo waterfall is in the limestone area, so it is difficult for moss to grow.

This beautiful and exotic tourist attraction is located in Sumber Sari Village of Moremo District, Konawe Selatan Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. Take a visit in this particular tourist spot so you can enjoy the natural attractions that you can’t miss.  

8. Biru Lake of Southeast Sulawesi

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Biru Lake, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Blue Lake is located in Parambah, precisely in Talawi District. This lake is like a heaven in Southeast Sulawesi. This lake is formed by former excavation site of coal mines that over time filled with water and become a small lake.

In this area you will be presented with a beautiful view, with a blend of green trees. This place is a destination that you should visit. If you are planned to go to this Blue Lake, you are suggested to use a special vehicle. Because the terrain to get to this place is quite challenging.

The sharped rocks are a challenge if you want to go to this place. The scenery of this amazing blue lake will make you reluctant to leave the atmosphere of this lake. You can enjoy the atmosphere that is really nuanced in nature while being able to jump right in to enjoy the atmosphere of the lake.


9. Tamborasi River of Southeast Sulawesi

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Tamborasi River, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Unlike any rivers in general, Taborasi River seems different because this river only 20 meters of length. That's why this river is often referred to as the shortest river in the world. Taborasi River is located in Tamboration District, Kloka, Southeast Sulawesi.

Unlike other rivers that are polluted every time due to waste, Taborasi River is still beautiful and natural. Thus, you will feel calm and comfortable during your time on this river. The clarity of the water in this river makes everyone who comes want to swim to enjoy the freshness of the river water.

This place does not only spread the beauty and charm of the river, but the allure of the shady trees makes the atmosphere cool and pleasant. If you want to come to this place, you can travel by land, with a distance of about 85 km from the Kolaka City.

10. Wawolesea Hot Springs of Southeast Sulawesi

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Wawolesea hot Springs, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Wawolesea Hot Springs are located in Wawolesea Village, in Lasolo District, North Konawe Regency, North Sulawesi. This place has hundreds of hot springs that come from the bowels of the earth.

Hot water in this place is different with hot water in other places. Because in here, the hot springs taste salty like sea water and smelled like sulfur. The bathing pool in this place built with steps made from limestones.

If viewed from a distance you will see a gradation of blue water. The bathing area is overgrown with pine trees which makes this place more beautiful and cozy

11. Wakatobi Marine Park of Southeast Sulawesi

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Wakatobi Marine Park, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Wakatobi Marine Park is located in Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. This sea tourism has become a popular and long-known tourist attraction. Wakatobi Marine Park is famous for its coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Specifically, the marine park area is surrounded by approximately 600 km of beaches of coral reef island. Lots of tourism potential can be developed from this Wakatobi Marine Park.

This area is perfect for those of you who like diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing. This natural beauty of the sea which exists in the tourist attraction of Sulawesi that might make you unable to forget of how beautiful this well-preserved underwater tourism is.

12. Keraton Buton Fort of Southeast Sulawesi

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Keraton Buton, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

Buton fortress is circular with about 2,740 meters of circumference. Buton Fort is one of the historical heritages. In the past, this fort was functioned as the capital of the Sultanate of Buton which has a unique architect, with limestone originating from the mountain.

This Keraton Buton Fort has 12 gates and 16 cannon emplacements. This fort is located on a hilltop. When you are at the Keraton Buton Fort, you can see the beauty of Buton City or Bau-Baudari from the height. Until present, the Keraton Buton Fort still stands strong.

Keraton Buton Fort has its own characteristics that are owned by the local people of Sulawesi. Therefore, there are many tourists who also want to see this Buton Fort. They not only enjoy the existing histories but they will also be presented with sceneries lie around this fort.

13. Tanjung Peropa Sanctuary Forest of Southeast Sulawesi

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Tanjung Peropa Sanctuary, Southeast Sulawesi [image from kokoh gallery]

Tanjung Peropa Sanctuary is designated as the sanctuary for wildlife because this forest has a variety of tropical forest ecosystems, mangrove forests, shrubs and coastal forests. 

If you visit this forest, you will find wild plants and wildlife such as anoa, deer, couscous, black monkey, and various birds. 

This forest has a main function as the protection of life support systems, in addition, this area is functioned as the regulator of water management for the Tanjung Peropa and its surrounding areas


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14. Kendari Beach of Southeast Sulawesi

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Kendari Beach, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

The beach which is still located in Kendari Bay offers its own beauty for tourists. Aside from being a tourist destination, Kendari Beach can be used as a favorite hangout for the local community. 

If you visit this place, you will see round tents. These tents provide karaoke facilities and sell food and drinks. The charming scenery will become more beautiful by enjoying the fisherman boats which began to dock.

15. Kendari Mayor’s Park of Southeast Sulawesi

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Kendari Mayor's Park, Southeast Sulawesi [image from instagram]

This place is one of the tourist attractions in Southeast Sulawesi, the Kendari Mayor’s Park. In this Kendari mayor’s park, there is a 4-ha area that specifically built for facilities and infrastructure.

This place has been equipped with free electricity as well, footpaths that you can enjoy, concrete tables and chairs that are made permanently. Kendari mayor’s park also has hundreds of small and large trees, thus, that this park looks refreshing.

Kendari mayor’s park has a cool and beautiful area that makes enjoy your tour in this Kendari mayor’s park with your family or friends like it is your own home. You also do not need to spend a large budget to enter this park.

With a standard budget you can already enjoy the provided natural atmosphere. There are trees in the mayor's park that have lived for dozen years, namely during the reign of Loade Kaimoeddin when these trees were planted.

Those are some tourist attractions exist in Southeast Sulawesi. There are some other tourist destinations that you can visit. Hopefully this article will be useful for you. Don’t forget to capture your precious moments during the vacation in Southeast Sulawesi.

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