The Beauty of Ambon Manise

The provincial capital of Maluku, Ambon is built on a hillside overlooking the bay. It has a number of interesting historical and cultural sites, among them the remnants of forts built by the Dutch East Indies Company during the heyday of the spice trade.

There are many interesting places to visit when you are around. To name few of them are:

Banda Island is only 44 km² in size and located 132 km south of Ambon. It has a harbour and excellent beaches. It has a harbor, exquisite sea gardens and excellent beaches. The Banda group of islands are perched on the rim of Indonesia's deepest sea, the Banda Sea.

Near Manuk Island, the waters reaches a depth of more than 6,500 meters. The marine environment around these islands is undoubtedly wonderful.

Seram Island is the home of wild boars and many species of birds and butterflies that live in an area of abundance. Many vegetables grow here, including cabbages and celery, which are more known from Western countries.

Ambon has many wonderful beaches and coral sea gardens, as there is Batu Capeu Beach, 4 km from Ambon bay, Poka-Rumahtiga Beach, 21 km from Ambon, where canoeing, water-skiing and boating competitions are frequently held; Tanjung Marthafons Beach, 21 km from Ambon, with lots of water sport facilities and Amuhusa Beach on Ambon Bay, which has great views and coral reefs.

Other places of interest:
* Monument of Pattimura, Lapangan Merdeka
* Monument of Christina Martha Tiahahu, Karang Panjang
* Ambon Plaza
* Natsepa beach
* Santai beach
* Pintu Kota beach
* Galala-Poka Ferry crossing
* Batu Merah

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