North Maluku

A couple of kilometres past Sulamadaha, a lane runs right off the highway down to the secluded stilted village of Jikomalamo. There are some small sandy coves here for swimming and snorkelling, although be careful of the current, and a couple of simple restaurants. It's a pleasant spot to kick back for a few hours.

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1. Sulamadaha

1.06 MILES

A slender black-sand beach with heavy swells and sadly ruined coral, Sulamadaha is a popular local hangout at weekends. There are fine views across to the…

2. Danau Tolire Besar

2.05 MILES

Beyond the village of Takome, a paved lane off the road climbs to the rim of Danau Tolire Besar. Startlingly sheer cliffs plummet down to the lugubriously…

3. Gunung Api Gamalama

3.86 MILES

Gamalama's volcanic cone dominates Ternate, rising to 1721m. Major eruptions in 1775 and 1840 wreaked havoc on the island. Gamalama still spews out lava,…

4. Benteng Tolukko

5.77 MILES

A tiny, beautifully situated fort surrounded by a vivid tropical garden, Benteng Tolukko was the first Portuguese stronghold on Ternate (dating back to…

5. Keraton

6.15 MILES

Built in 1834 and restored in semi-colonial style, the Sultan’s Palace is technically a family home, although no one is in residence owing to a dispute…

6. Royal Mosque

6.33 MILES

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7. Benteng Oranye

6.68 MILES

Known to the Portuguese as Fort Malayo, the Dutch-built Benteng Oranye, which dates from the early 17th century, is a sprawling, largely ruinous complex…

8. Majolica Ulama Indonesia

7.03 MILES

It's hardly the Hagia Sophia, and the seaward minarets have been reclaimed by the sea (only the crumbled footings remain), but this concrete-and-tile…