Welcome to Central Sulawesi
Settlements on the shores of Danau Poso are an ideal place to break up a long bus ride. Tranquil Tentena is the easiest place to arrange treks into the Lore Lindu National Park, which is filled with mysterious megaliths and has a wildlife-rich jungle. Those with the time and a nose for anthropology should head to Morowali Nature Reserve to seek out the Wana people, while beach bums can laze around on the white sands of Tanjung Karang near Palu.
Although some lingering tensions remain – it's important to check the current situation – by late 2018 government forces had killed or captured the last of a terrorist cell hiding in the hills, hopefully solidifying what has already been a long period of peace.