Gorontalo province to a greater extent than oft than non contains of mountainous expanse that stretches shape the northward to the due south of the province. The Mountainous panorama of Gorontalo is magnificent.
The mountains as well as forests are the homes of unique animals as well as trees. Anoa, tarsius, maleo bird, babi rusa (deer pig) are amid the rare species that tin live works life here. Maleo, for instance, is a species of birds which lay eggs bigger than themselves. While Tarsius is the smallest primate inwards the world; it has about 10 cm length.
You tin notice Ebony, Lingua, Nantu, Meranti as well as Rattan trees inwards Gorontalo’s forest. In the due south share of Gorontalo’s sea, which is known every bit “Teluk Tomini”, at that topographic point are a publish of pocket-sized islands which spreads about the sea. Those islands are even then unsettled and beautiful white sands surround each of them. Teluk Tomini (Tomini Bay) is a sky for divers, because the geographic seat of “Teluk Tomini” itself, which is crossed yesteryear the equator line, has naturally presented diverse kinds of body of body of water creature inside.
Other Places of Interest:
Potanga Pool. Approximately iv km from the middle of Gorontalo town, Potanga puddle has natural cool as well as fresh water, comes from the natural mount spring.
Pentadio Resort on the northward of the Limboto Lake or 12 Kms from the middle of Gorontalo City. This resort has consummate spa, facilities, cottage, swimming puddle as well as hot boundary H2O pool.
Otanaha Castle. In the past, the Kings of Gorontalo used Otanaha castle every bit a identify of protection as well as defense. The unique of the castle applies inwards the stuff that was used to construct the castle, which was the mixed of sand, plaster as well as the white share of Maleo egg. The panorama of Danau Limboto also tin live seen clearly from the castle of Otanaha, because the castle itself stands inwards the top of the highland. Precisely, the castle is located inwards Dembe I, Kota Barat. The distance of the castle is about 8 km from the middle of Gorontalo city. Beside Otanaha castle, at that topographic point are 2 to a greater extent than castles that also located inwards the same area, Otahiya as well as Ulupahu castles. The visitor must travel yesteryear 345 steps of stairs to achieve the iii of the castles because of its seat that located inwards the top of the highland. There is also option way to live able to achieve the top of the mountain.
Nani Wartabone Monument
Nani Wartabone Monument. It is a historical monument of a local Gorontalo hero, named Nani Wartabone. He played an of import role for the independence of Gorontalo. This monument is located inwards the middle of Taruna Remaja Gorontalo Park.
Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai)
Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai). Hunto Mosque is i of the oldest mosque inwards Gorontalo (300 years old). The Mosque is located inwards Siendeng Village inwards Gorontalo city. In this mosque, at that topographic point are good as well as beduk (an Islamic traditional drum) that has the same historic menstruation every bit the Mosque itself.
White Sand of Leato
White Sand of Leato. The seashore amongst its white sand give us an impression of ma¬king refreshment to the visitors. Watch the procedure of repairing wooden boat inwards traditional way. The underwater life of this identify is quite interesting. The beautiful coral-reef, the unique of fishes as well as sunken send has give-up the ghost the attraction for the divers. This beach is located on North Leato, almost 12 km from the town center.
Olele Sea Garden
Olele Sea Garden is distinctive from others as well as has the marine resources. It is closest diving point, entirely 45 minutes from Gorontalo city. Other diving site is Lahilote Beach.
Limboto Lake. H5N1 hamlet named Iluta, which is 10 km from the town center, marks the entrance of this Lake. The unique characteris¬tic of this lake lies on the diverseness of freshwater fish species, which entirely tin live seen on this lake. Besides, on this lake at that topographic point was a landing plain for the amphibian bird mention Katelina, which carried The First President of Republic Indonesia, Bung Karno.
The Tower of Majesty
The Tower of Majesty. The Tower of Ma¬jesty is a tower amongst lx meters height. On the top of this tower, at that topographic point are telescopes, which are served to explore the beautiful sight of Limboto Lake. Inside this tower you lot tin regard many of displayed souvenir as well as some restaurants.
Natural Hot Spring Water Bath of Lombongo
Natural Hot Spring Water Bath of Lombongo which is located on Lombongo village, Suwawa twenty km away from the town center. There are natural hot boundary H2O bath, mutual frigidity boundary H2O bath, playground, as well as the phase for fine art performances. The hot H2O boundary contains sulfur that tin cure whatsoever peel diseases.
Tangga 2000 as well as the Footprint Lahilote
Tangga 2000 as well as the footprint Lahilote. On this tourism area, you lot volition straight human face upwardly the beauty of Tomini Bay. This location is facilitated yesteryear store as well as recreation places. The shady kokosnoot trees give you lot cooler atmos-phere inwards the evening. See a huge rock looks similar human footprint, “Lahilote”, located on Pantai Indah Pohe, Kota Selatan. Historically, Lahilote was a footprint of a human being who married a falling angel.
Ayuhulalo Waterfall is located on Ayuhulalo hamlet (Ayuhulalo agency satelite woods), Tilamuta. It is almost 5 km away from the District of Boalemo. Its surroundings provides a fresh atmosphere for the visitor, because shady light-green woods amongst its everlasting as well as fresh H2O surround this area.
The Beautiful Boalemo Beach
The Beautiful Boalemo Beach. It is white sand seashore amongst calm as well as clear water, tin brand yourself comfortable as well as relax, swimming, boating, as well as diving. Along the seashore, at that topographic point are coconuts as well as pino trees. Moreover, it has some luxuries resorts.
Bitilia Sea Garden
Bitilia Sea Garden some diving spots amongst remarkable beautiful underwater view. This identify is xv minutes drive from Boalemo Indah Beach.
Bolihutuo Beach. In most share of share of Bolihutuo beach grows giant pines tree, it has created the cool as well as calm atmosphere about the beach. White sand that spreads about the beach has made the beauty of the beach to a greater extent than complete. There are also available some cottages.
Bajo’s Tribe Villages
Bajo’s Tribe Villages (Tilamuta, Torosiaje, Popayato) Bajo’s tribe lives inwards a grouping as well as has their ain civilisation as well as habit. They ever brand activities on the boat as well as they piece of employment every bit a fisherman. The Bajo’s tribe that even then alive inwards the boat is called every bit “Bangau”, because wherever they motion about from i isle to some other islands inwards the terminate they volition live dorsum to the Toro Pantai Island to cultivating pearl as well as body of body of water grass.
Central of Kerawang
Central of Kerawang Handicraft Industry (Karawo). Kerawang is i of Gorontalo’s traditional handmade cloth.
The Sacred Cemetery of Ju Panggola
The Sacred Cemetery of Ju Panggola. Sacred cemetery of Ju Panggola built inwards 14th century is located inwards the sub district of Dembe I, 8 km from the middle of Kota Barat inwards Gorontalo city. People of Gorontalo that alive about the cemetery consider this cemetery every bit a sacred identify because it has a unique characteristic, related to the Islam culture. Therefore, it isn’t surprising to notice out that many of visitors exercise meditation about the cemetery area.
Rumah Adat (Traditional House) Gorontalo
Rumah Adat Gorontalo (Bantayo Poboide) Traditional solid is located inwards the middle of sub-district of Limboto, Gorontalo. Lite¬rarily “Bantayo” agency edifice as well as “Poboide” agency identify for meeting. Bantayo Poboide is taken apart every bit a symbol of Gorontalo civilisation as well as also has a business office every bit a identify for the activity that related to the fine art as well as civilisation of Gorontalo.
Bantayo Poboide has many rooms as well as each room has a unlike function, as well as every decoration that applies inwards the edifice symbolized every share of Gorontalo inhabitant’s activity.
Pantai Olele This beach is a gate to the underwater paradise. The amazing beauty of underwater life on this expanse has been recognized yesteryear many of the divers inwards the world. It is proofed yesteryear the enthusiasm of the divers who come upwardly to this area.
Regular flights service to Jalaludin Airport, from Manado or Makassar.
In the past, several kingdoms formed some sort of brotherly alliance called Pohalaa. There were five, namely Gorontalo, Limboto, Suwawa, Boalemo as well as Atinggola. In belatedly 19th century, Dutch colonized this expanse until Nippon took over. After Nippon lost inwards WW2, Dutch tried to reign i time again yesteryear creating a puppet country, but the people vehemently opposed this then Gorontalo became a share of Republic of Indonesia inwards 1950.
It used to belong to North Sulawesi province. In 2000 it was stated to live a novel province but this was non legalized until 2001. Gorontalo is the 32nd province of Indonesia.
Culinary enthusiast should endeavour milu siram. It’s a soup made of corn, fish, salt, grated coconut, chili as well as lime. It tin live works life almost anywhere, most notably inwards the stalls about the marketplace at night. Dutch influence also makes Gorontalo i of the best bakeries inwards Indonesia. Cakes as well as pastries are delectable as well as suitable for your people amongst sugariness tooth.
PEOPLE AND CULTURE
The locals belong to Malay, Polynesia group. People of Ternate, Tidore, Bugis, Makassar are also abundant here.
Dinas Perhubungan dan Pariwisata Prov. Gorontalo
Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 57
Phone/ Fax. (62-435) 827615