The entry point to the surreal Northern Sulawesi province of Indonesia, Manado is a flowy, dreamy destination of Indonesia. The capital of the province, this is the largest city in the area and deserves a rightful place on the bucket-list of every traveller who wishes to explore the less-explored.
The Dutch rule has influenced the city in multiple folds, be its architecture, culture or religion. The city has been a prominent point of trade and commerce owing its age old trade with near-by Philippines. The city still stands out as a well-established hub with shopping malls, plush hotels and fancy places to eat; especially when compared to rest of Indonesia.
Manado literally means ‘on the far coast’, this beautiful place is home to the famous Yesus Kase Berkat which is one of the tallest statues of Christ in the world.
While most of Manado attractions are dotted around its city limits, the place offers a versatile array of activities that guarantee a good vacation. Popular for its water sports, Manado is a great place to visit because it strikes the right balance between uber-chic city and warm, welcoming country life. Considered to be the entry point to North Sulawesi province, Manado is also the exploring ground for activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and rafting!
The near-by places like Bunaken National Park, Mahawu Volcano, Lake Tondano, Lake Linow, Bukit Kasih and Watu Pinabetengan are few of the top highlights that deserve a place on Manado itinerary.
A perfect place to spend a couple of days, this place is set to entice you with its beautiful buildings, striking churches and temples and tons of opportunities to challenge your inner adrenaline!