Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sail Tomini 2015 expected to boost tourism

Lore Lindu National Park spokesman Achmad Yani expressed optimism that the upcoming Sail Tomini 2015 can increase tourist arrivals in Central Sulawesi province.

"We are conducting maintenance work on several facilities at the national park in order to attract as many tourists as possible during the international maritime event of Sail Tomini," Yani revealed here on Friday.

He noted that infrastructure and supporting facilities at the Lore Lindu National Park are being improved to draw more domestic and foreign tourists, as well as the participants of Sail Tomini.

The Lore Lindu National Park, a huge forested protected area in the districts of Donggala and Poso, was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and was formed through the unification of three existing reserves: the Lore Kalamanta Nature Reserve, the Lake Lindu Recreation and Protection Forest, and the Lore Lindu Wildlife Reserve.

The park, which is located south of the town of Palu, covers an area of 2,180 square kilometers, with altitudes ranging between 200 and 2.3 thousand meters above sea level.

Apart from its rich wildlife and picturesque landscapes, the Lore Lindu National Park contains over 400 granite megaliths in the Bada Valley, varying in size from just a few centimeters to 4.5 meters tall, the largest found in Indonesia.  (Antara)

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