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Lore Lindu National Park

15 February 2011 2,564 views No Comment

Lore Lindu National Park is an Indonesia national park located in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lore Lindu National Park is located about 60 kilometers south of Palu . This national park was officially included 217.991.18 acres area (approximately 1.2% of Sulawesi region which covers about 189,000 km² or 2.4% of the remaining forests of Sulawesi which is 90,000 km²) with altitude varies between 200 to 2610 meters above sea level. This National Park is largely composed of sub-montane forests and mountains (±90%) and a small portion of lowland forests (± 10%).

Lore Lindu has Sulawesi’s endemic flora and fauna and the beautiful scenery since it’s located in Wallace line which is a transition region between Asia and Australia.

Lore Lindu is a habitat for the largest native mammal in Sulawesi. Anoa, babirusa, deer, tangkasi, kakaktonkea monkey, an the biggest carnivore in Sulawesi, Sulawesi civet live in this park. Lore Lindu has at least 5 types of squirrel and 31 of 38 species of mice is endemic.

There are at least 55 species of bats and more than 230 species of birds, including maleo. Thousands of weird and beautiful insects can be seen around this park. Brightly colored butterflies roaming around the trail and the river flow.

There are also hundred and even thousand years old megalith statues spreaded in Lore Lindu area like Napu valley, Besoa, and Bada. These statues are the best memorial stone amongst its kind in Indonesia.

There are 5 classifications of statues based on shape:

  • Stone statues: usually have human characteristics, but only the head, shoulders, and genitals.
  • Kalamba: this megalith resembles a large vase. It might be for water supply, or a place to put the corpse in a funeral.
  • Tutu’na: these are discs of stone, most likely a cover for kalamba.’
  • Dakon Stone: flat-shaped stone describing channels, irregular holes and other indentations.
  • Other: mortar stone, pillar of the house and several other forms are also found.

Make sure to visit Lore Lindu when you had the chance!

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