Palu is a city, as well as the capital of Central Sulawesi Province. In terms of location, the city is traversed by the equator in the north and becomes one of the driest tropical cities in Indonesia.
Palu City is surrounded by mountains and beaches which make this city has interesting tourist charms. People from outside the city can enter Palu through various ways. One of them is through air transportation.
The airport in Palu is called Mutiara Sis Al-Jufrie Airport and located on Jalan Abdul Rahman Saleh, South Palu. The airport serves flights to and from the cities of Jakarta, Balikpapan, Makassar, Luwuk, Samarinda, Surabaya, and several surrounding cities in Central Sulawesi. Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air are some of the major airline names that provide airline tickets to Palu.
Palu is referred to as a five-dimensional city because it displays a blend of natural expanses of oceans, rivers, valleys, mountains and bays. These make the city has amazing tourist destinations.
Location: Jalan Kemiri 23, Kamonji, Palu Barat.
In an area of 1.8 hectares, the Museum Sulawesi Tengah holds various collections of historical value, ranging from archeological artifacts, ethnographic objects, philology, fine art, relics of colonial era warfare, to modern technology. In addition, the Museum Sulawesi Tengah also has a superior collection in the form of a giant ancient Quran that aged hundreds of years.
Location: Kota Tentena, Kecamatan Pamona Utara, Sulawesi Tengah.
The lake which is about 285 kilometers on the southeast side of Palu City, is popular because it looks similar to a beach. The lake has golden yellow sand, water waves like sea waves, and covers an area of 510 meters. It is located at an altitude of 657 meters above sea level, making the atmosphere calm and soothing. The main activities that can be enjoyed here, among others: swimming, exploring the lake on motorboat riding, fishing, and grilled fish eating parties.
Location: Desa Towale, Banawa Tengah, Kabupaten Donggala, Sulawesi Tengah.
The sea conservation in Palu shows the uniqueness of the natural phenomenon of underground sea. The sea is in the form of a 10 meter wide puddle which is 7 meters below the tunnel, located about 500 meters from the edge of Tanjung Karang Beach. The floating appearance was somehow like a giant well with beautiful clear turquoise colour. You can jump from the top or down the stairs to refresh your body in the sea well.
With a flight ticket to Palu, you have the opportunity to enjoy a fun culinary tour. Destinations that always on the list of city's tourist recommendations are:
Location: Jalan Diponegoro 40, Kabonena, Palu Barat.
Open every day, 09:00 - 22:00 WITA.
Kaledo is Donggala Oxen leg soup that contains a fresh clear soup with Javanese sour spices and chili. Rumah Makan Kaledo Stereo offers the sensation of eating the typical Palu culinary by "stereo" which means using two hands to hold the bone. A serving of Kaledo Stereo sells for IDR 50,000.
Location: Jalan Pattimura 4, Lolu Utara, Palu Selatan.
Open every day, 08:00 - 12:00 WITA.
This yellow rice food stall actually has the name Warung Idaman. However, people prefer to call with the name of the creator of the shop, namely Mama Jena. Every day, this yellow rice food stall is always crowded with people having breakfast and lunch. With its simple presentation, the price of a portion of this popular yellow rice is Rp. 35,000 per serving. Yellow Rice itself is indeed one of the typical meals for breakfast in Palu City.
Location: Jalan Kaombona 9, Talise, Mantikulore, Palu Timur.
Open every day, 09:00 - 22:00 WITA.
This restaurant becomes the main destination if you want to enjoy typical Central Sulawesi cuisine, while accompanied by views of Talise Beach. Sup Kaledo, Ikan Woku, Nasi Jagung, Uta Kelo, Tumis Pakis Bunga Pepaya, and Dage Tunu are some of the menus that must be tried. Gazebo facilities, mini rivers, up to music entertainment make the atmosphere of eating at this place fits for big parties.