Palu is the capital of Central Sulawesi and is one of the driest places in Indonesia.
Most travellers to this part are trekking in Lore Lindu National Park. The park is rich in exotic plant and animal life, including butterflies larger than a human hand, hornbills and tarsiers. It is also famous for its megalithic remains - giant free standing stones.
Palu is almost 1700 km or just over 1000 miles northeast of Jakarta. Because of its sheltered position between mountain ridges, the climate is unusually dry. The city, which stands on the mouth Palu river, is surrounded by mountains.
Population: Approx. 270,000 inhabitants.
Area: 395 sq km2 or 153 sq miles.
Local Industry: Wood carving, mat and basket weaving, timber processing, boat building and repairs and deep sea fishing.
Religion: Buginese and Makasarese whose religion is predominantly Islam with a handful of Christians.
Flights to Palu
Go trekking in Lore Lindu National Park and enjoy the natural beauty. This region is where many exotic tropical plant, bird and butterfly species are to be found. Surfers can enjoy the waves here and fishermen may get a nibble or two !!