Welcome to Kota Ternate
Ternate is gorgeous, swathed in jungle and wild clove trees. However, when you first land here, in the looming shadow of Gamalama, with several more volcanic islands dotting the deep blue channel beyond, you may be shocked by Kota Ternate's frenetic pace. The commercial and transport hub of North Maluku, Kota Ternate is booming as new investment floods in. Unsurprisingly, the locals are pleased and, in 2017, the city was voted the happiest in all Indonesia. With 16th-century forts to explore, superb seafood to enjoy and easy access to the rest of the island and its attractions, visitors will be smiling too.