Bada Valley, Tentena

Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Bada Valley or Napu Valley, located in the Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, contains hundreds of megaliths going back to the 14th century that are called watu ("stone") in the local Badaic language and arca ("statue") in Indonesian. The purpose of the megaliths and their builders are unknown.SourcesTarling, Nicholas, The Cambridge history of Southeast Asia: From early times to c.1500, p. 134, Cambridge University Press, 1992, and The Space Wanderer
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  • We have spent 3 days in Tentena. Petrus, our guide, showed us around bada valley where we saw the megalithic statues. He also took us on a great jungle trip were we saw a lot of birds and other...  more »
  • We spent two days visiting the megaliths and trekking in the jungle around Bada valley. Whilst you could probably do the trip yourself we took a guide (Aguz, Aguzmbayowo@gmail.com) who I would highly....  more »
  • Good spot for hacking. See also the big inexplain mégalithe. A treck in the primitive forest is fine as well  more »

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