Ambon is one of the most dutch influential city in Indonesia. The history of colonization left thousands of memories and sophisticated buildings that becomes interesting to be explored.
The multi-religion makes local people learning a tolerance, appreciating the difference, and proud as unity. From old Catholic churches to a big modern style mosque will welcome you both for religion purpose and just for sightseeing. Here are things to do in Ambon that you can consider:
Learn history by visiting Amsterdam fort
Built-in 1637 by the Dutch indies company, the fort was initially used for restoring species and food for colonies. The fort has some improvement since the first construction and even though lack of care, but the building is standing still like a rock.
You can see the amazing beach of Hila and a green mountain from the rooftop of the fort which is located nearby the sea. You can reach the fort about 42 km from the central Ambon. Visiting the fort is the popular things to do In Ambon.
Relaxing in Pantai Ora
Ambon is a perfect form of an island, lies many beautiful white sand beaches combined with mountains such as in Pantai Ora. Located in Seram Island, Pantai ora offers a magnificent crystal clear water with panoramic hills view.
This beach has amazing underwater life, hundreds of colorful fish, coral reef and seaweed. You can do water activities including snorkeling, diving, and cruising with a ship to round the island.
The lights from the cottages that lies in the coastline make the view look stunning especially in the afternoon. Staying in this beach is one of the best things to do In Ambon.
Visit Mapaue Mosque
The tradition and religion are very close to people in Ambon, it can be seen with the architecture of religious building like Mapaue traditional mosque.
Not like others typical mosque in Indonesia that has a complex construction with modern style. Mapaue mosque was entirely built with sago stem without any modern equipment like nail and hammer in 1414. People believe that this mosque has a powerful atmosphere and sacred place to do ritual prayers.
Playing With The Sacred Eel
In Waai village, there is a natural pool with clear water filled with giant eels called Morea that becomes one of the attractions in Ambon. The people in the village get used to touch and play with Morea like friends.
The Morea eat both boiled and fresh eggs, so as a visitor, you should bring eggs to feed them. When it comes to the best things to do in Ambon, going to this village is a must.
Exploring Nusa Pombo Island
Pombo island is a tiny island filled mostly with beach and sand and inhibited by birds called “Pombo’. This island offers a spectacular view and water activities such as snorkeling and diving.
As one of the most beautiful conversation area in Indonesia, Pantai Pombo has thousands of magnificent coral reef. You can use a boat to get there about 1 hour from the central city of Ambon. However, there is no human occupation here, so you should bring your own enough food and drinks.
There are many things to do In Ambon, but these lists are the very recommended for you.