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Palu is the capital of Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia.

The tsunami of September 2018 thoroughly devastated many parts of Palu, and non-essential travel to Palu is not recommended.

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Mutiara Airport (IATA: PLW) is located 10km from Palu and has flights to Balikpapan, Jakarta, Luwuk, Makassar, Surabaya and Tolitoli.

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There aren't too many activities to keep you busy here, but there are trekking options from Palu to Lore Lindu, Bada Valley, Dumoga Bone and Halmahera Maluku to name a few. English guides in this town are very hard to come by, Indonesian speaking guides are easy enough but it takes a lot of the fun out of the trek when you don't understand a word the guide is telling you. I managed to find one English speaking guide who took us on a four day hike through Lore Lindu. It was a fairly simple route but I think he can tailor make hikes if you have any preferences. His name is Adri and his email address is [email protected]

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  • KFC, Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin I No. 15, +62 451 425156, [1]. 6am-10pm.  edit
  • Kaledo and UveMpoi, Road to Donggala. Traditional food made from oax foot, same as Makassar's Konro, which is made from ribs. Kaledo taste is hot and sour.  edit
  • Black Canyon Coffee, [2]. Nice restaurant with free wi-fi and live music. Food ranges from 30-100k  edit
  • Heni Putri Kaili, Jalan Kaombona No. 9, Talise, Palu. Seafront restaurant. Excellent food. Nice private hut for each table. Very nice place where local family have dinners.  edit

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  • Palu City Hotel, "Address"". Relatively nice, wifi in the breakfast area and lobby only.  edit
  • Pelangi Hotel, "Address"". checkout: 12pm. Perfect for travellers on a budget. Big, simple, cleanish rooms, western toilet (some have no seats), Indonesian shower. Close to warungs, supermarket and a university with very cheap wi-fi. 5 minute walk to beach/food market 100(fan)-150(AC).  edit
  • Sutan Raja, (800m outside the airport). Big hotel. Convention center. With pool and gym. Discounts may be possible 450,000IDR.  edit

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