Maluku - Indonesia

 

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Maluku is a chain of islands showing diverse change from the Sunda Islands to the west and the Sahul zone to the east. Some of the islands are volcanic regions covered with luxurious vegetation, and others are surrounded with some of the finest coral reefs and atolls, with the softest sand and blue waters, beaches lined with swaying palms to make up some of the finest beaches in the world

Ambon, is the provincial capital of Maluku, a chain of around 1,000 islands (some claim 999 others 1.029) extending over 851,000 square kilometers of which only 10 percent is land.

 

There are nine active volcanoes through the Maluku islands. The 2 that are most easily accessible are Gunung Api ("Fire Mountain") and Gamalama volcano. Gunung Api in the middle of the tiny Banda archipelago, is a perfect cone reaching 656 metres above the surface of the Banda Sea. Gamalama volcano tops 1700 meters high.

Gunung Api

Gunung Api Volcano

Last updated 10th August 2009

Maluku sunset

The Maluku area has 2 National Parks. Manusela National Park covers and area of 1890Km2 and Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park covers an area of 1673Km2

To get to the Maluku islands you can fly to Ambon (see the Ambon page for airlines that fly there or you can fly into Ternate Island. Kartika Airlines have flights from Ternate to Manado in Sulawesi. www.kartika-airlines.com

For Accommodation and hotels go to the Ambon page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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