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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lore Lindu National Park

Bada Valley

Seemingly scattered haphazardly around the hills near Lore Lindu National Park are some 400 ancient stone megaliths of unknown origin that might be over 5000 years old. A fine assortment of these can be found – with…
Top Choice National Park in Togean Islands

Taman Nasional Kepulaun Togean

Togean Islands National Park was gazetted in 2004, and in 2017 was declared a tourism area of national significance. The park encompasses 3400 sq km of ocean and 250 sq km of land, and contains several of Indonesia'…
Top Choice Pizza in Palu

Maestro Pizza

Contemporary and clean, this is the place to come when you can't eat another grilled fish. The decor is more polished than the pizza, but we've yet to go home disappointed.
Archaeological Site in Lore Lindu National Park

Behoa Valley

The valley around Bariri village is littered with megalithic objects, including statues of human forms as well as massive kalamba (stone pots) and tutu'na (stone lids). The region is alternately called Behoa or Beso…
Waterfall in Tentena

Air Terjun Saluopa

If you have wheels you can visit this impressive, powerful waterfall that drops in stages through rainforest, 15km west of Tentena. The falls are a spectacular place for a swim, and you can hike through the jungle a…
Seafood in Ampana

Warung Pangkep

We've repeatedly been told this place serves the best fish in town. We've repeatedly tried to find fault with that claim – but failed. Repeatedly. Fish are cooked to perfection on the grill in front of this airy fav…
Waterfall in Luwuk

Air Terjun Piala & Laumarang

Two impressive waterfalls up the canyon northwest of Luwuk make a fine afternoon excursion. Piala requires ducking under a fence at the aqueduct which may not appeal to some, but the government is actively improving…
Museum in Palu

Museum Sulawesi Tengah

This exceptionally good museum for Indonesia has cultural artefacts from the area's indigenous peoples. Unfortunately only half the signs are in English, but there are extremely informative English-speaking attendan…
Seafood in Poso

RM Raja Mujair

If it's mujair you want (it is), look no further. Choose your live talapia to be grilled, fried, or boiled in a bowl of vegetables. Chicken and shrimp are also available – but those are already dead. The coconutty s…
Seafood in Tentena

Ongga Bale

A large, well-organised restaurant on the main strip with tables on the riverbank. Pick a fish from the pools, choose a sauce, order a beer, and you're set. A large ikan bakar (grilled fish) will set you back around…