LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK
In Central Sulawesi lies the beautiful Lore Lindu National Park.
Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve and National Park comprises one of the largest remaining mountainous rain forests of Sulawesi. It is of high importance from a biodiversity, cultural as well as archaeological point of view.
It covers a large area, consisting of lowland and highland mountain forests, thick wood forests 🌲🌴🌳, flat fertile valleys, rivers, lakes and hot springs, with a total area of 217,991.18 hectares and altitude ranging from 200 to 2,610 metres above sea level.
The rugged interior of the park is home to the Sulawesi’s largest native animals, such as anoas, babi rusas, tarsiers, tonkeana macaques, marsupials and Sulawesi’s largest mammal carnivore called civet. There are at least 55 species of bats and 267 birds 🦜🦅, including the maleo birds, red-knobbed hornbills.
What makes the area further special is the presence of 400 granite megaliths in the area, about 30 of which represent human forms. The largest statues are we. 4.5 meters high! The original purpose of the megaliths is unknown to this day.