Best Things To Do in Manado, Indonesia

Are you looking for what to do in Manado?


  • Yesus Christ: Asia’s Tallest Christ statue!
  • State Museum of North Sulawesi Province: An interesting museum dedicated to geology, biology,ethnography, archaeology, history, technology and local culture.
  • Klenteng Ban Hin Kiong Manado: A 400-year old shrine and place of worship.


  • Scuba: Manado is most popularly known for its diving sites and one of the top things to do in Manado is SCUBA!
  • Some of the most terrific and striking diving sites are within a close vicinity to Manado and the city is used as a base to explore the water sports around.
  • Some of the top diving spots include: Bunaken National Park, Bangka Islands, Lembeh Strait and Sangihe Islands.
  • Hiking to volcanic mountain Mahawu.
  • Taking a tour of Minhasa Highlands.
  • Diving in Gangga Island.

Below we have a list of things to do in Manado and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Manado getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Manado with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Manado

Here is the list of things to do in Manado and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Yesus Kase Berkat

    4.7 (433 Votes)
    Yesus Kase Berkat

    Monument, Statue

    One of the tallest Christ statues in the world, Yesus Kase Berkat is a striking statue that impresses the visitors of Manado at first glance. Standing tall with 50 meters height, the statue is set at the peak of the CitraLand residential estate and shines as the bright new icon of Manado. The idea of the statue was conceived by Indonesian real estate developer Ir. Ciputra, the statue is a place...Read more
  2. Uptd Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara Image

    Museum, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, State Museum of North Sulawesi Province. Established on 9th of Jan in the year 1991, this museum is a plethora of culture of the Indonesian cities like Manado, Minahasa and other destinations from North Sulawesi like Sangihe, Talaud, Sitaro, Minahasa, Bolaang Mongondow, and Gorontalo. As you walk in the museum, you will be greeted with collection divided i...Read more
  3. Scuba Diving At Bunaken

    Island, Water Body, Scuba

    Think Manado, Think Scuba! One of the best places in Indonesia to explore the underwater beauty and challenge your inner adrenaline, Manado has vast opportunities to go SCUBA! The best part doesn’t end here! All the four diving sites have a unique speciality in its underwater world and offer a different experience every time you dive! Various tour operators offer diving tours to these stu...Read more
  4. Klenteng Ban Hin Kiong Manado

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    If you want to take a break from all the diving and water activities, here’s a serene place to be! Special series of pagoda dotted in red hue, the Ban Hin Kiong Manado temple is a shrine dating back to 4 centuries! A multi-storied place of worship, this temple-shrine displays a mix-trix of Indonesian and Dutch cultures. The two cannons with Dutch relics are worth observing. The place deck...Read more
  5. Mount Mahawu

    4.5 (351 Votes)
    Mount Mahawu

    View Point, Volcano

    A stratovolcano that stands as an attractive landmark of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia is a drive away from the city of Manado. Multiple private tours operate to the mountain for a guided expedition, but the most non-touristy way of exploring the place is by hiking to the mountain! Capped with 180 meter wide and 140 meter crater, this mountain is one of the most striking places to vi...Read more
  6. Grand Merciful Building
    If you are looking for a place to pick up fancy souvenirs in Manado, this is the right place for you. Offering variety of locally produced specialities like fabrics, food items, beverages, clothes, accessories and quirky souvenirs. The best part is you can not only explore the building that is huge and has tons of products to check out but also you can try the food and beverages before shopping...Read more
  7. Sam Ratulangi International Airport Image
    Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC) is an international airport located in Manado, Indonesia. It is the main gateway to the North Sulawesi province and serves as a hub for Wings Air and Batik Air. The airport is named after Sam Ratulangi, a prominent figure in the Indonesian independence movement.The airport has one runway, measuring 2,750 meters in length and 45 meters in width. It is eq...Read more
  8. Bukit Kasih

    4.3 (123 Votes)
    Bukit Kasih

    Landmark, Monument

    Also known as “the hill of love”, Bukit Kasih is a place that attracts a great number of tourists throughout the year. It is a wonderful monument located in the Kanonang village. Built in 2002, this monument is made of Sulphur. Torang Samua Ba'sudara", which means "We are all brothers”, written on this monument is the message for which this monument was made. As this place sy...Read more
  9. Bukit Doa

    4.7 (141 Votes)
    Bukit Doa

    Church, Religious Site, View Point, Nature

    Apart from having a religious importance, Bukit Doa is a paradise for all the nature enthusiasts. The breathtaking views of the Lokon mountain (one of the active volcanoes in Manado) blow the visitor’s mind. The place is located at a higher point of Tomohon. Those who find solace in the lap of nature will experience a lot of calm and peace here. With an abundance of lush green trees and ...Read more
  10. Rumah Es Miangas

    Food And Drinks

    Looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings on your holiday in Indonesia? Manado’s Rumah Es Miangas is the answer. A dessert establishment that has been on the scene for more than five decades, the Rumah Es Miangas is known for its delightful range of treats. They make traditional cakes and ice using local ingredients that are a great hit with their visitors. You must try the...Read more
  11. Danau Linow

    4.7 (34 Votes)
    Danau Linow, Lahendong, Tomohon Sel., Kota Tomohon, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
  12. Patung Yesus Memberkati

    4.7 (40 Votes)
    Winangun Satu, Malalayang, Manado City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
  13. Pantai Malalayang

    4.4 (35 Votes)
    Jl. Laut Sulawesi, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia
  14. Rm. Saroja

    4.2 (38 Votes)
    JL Diponegoro, Lawangirung, Lawangirung, Wenang, Kota Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia