The capital city of North Sulawesi in Indonesia, Manado is the second-largest city in the region best known for being home to the Ban Hin Kiong temple, which assumes great importance during the Chinese New Year celebrations, and for its stunning marine biodiversity. Being one of the lesser-known but culturally rich places in Indonesia, Manado remains a popular tourist attraction for its authenticity as a small place on an island between Pulau Bunaken and Minahasa Highlands. The highlands and the historical standing of Manado as one of the most important ports for the Spice trade make it a must-visit destination for most backpackers and travellers.
Tourists visit the city for the beautiful Bunaken Island with its vertical reefs, also famously known as the “hanging walls” and the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Lined with beaches and cultural attractions, Manado offers splendidly built resorts or private villas as a residence during one’s stay in the city.
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