indonesia-north sulawesi

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The main attraction in the province of North Sulawesi is Bunaken National Park, a marine park . The park can be accessed from the provincial capital, Manado, by boat in 30 minutes. Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) in Manado has regular international and domestic flights services

menado- jetty to bunaken

manado city- jetty to bunaken

The other attractions  are located on the mainland around Manado and can be done as a day trip from the city

 

tarsius -tangkoko batuangus national reserve

waruga, ancient stone graves,sawangan

 

UNDERWATER- BUNAKEN NATIONAL PARK

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The Bunaken National Park is located near the centre of the Coral Triangle, providing habitat to 390 species of coral as well as many fish, mollusc, reptile and marine mammal species (wikipedia)

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The Park is representative of Indonesian tropical water ecosystems, consisting of sea grass plain, coral reef, and coastal ecosystems

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It covers a total area of 890.65 km², 97% of which is marine habitat. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen

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The Coral Triangle is a geographical term so named as it refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregion

Snorkeling spots

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alung banua

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fukui & sachiko

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likuan

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muka kampung

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muka bastiano

siladen

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timur

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pics taken in 2001,2006,2009

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