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Tomohon is a hill resort located some 22 kilometers east of Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province. Tomohon consists of 35 villages in five sub-districts, namely West, East, Central, South and North Tomohon.
Its land contour, cool weather and fertile soil encourage the local community to cultivate various kinds of flowers and vegetables. This city is known as a producer of flowers. When in season, the flower gardens of the local inhabitants look very beautiful.
Annually the Tomohon Flower Festival is held here in June and July. During this event, watch the flower floats parade through the town. A flower tournament is also held during this Festival where participants from 94 cities in Indonesia take part at the Inspiration Hill.
It is suggested that you take a rented car if you like to see the flower gardens at the mountain slopes since many are located away from the main road, while the road here is steep and winding. Best time to visit is during blossom season.
Tomohon has a mountainous and hilly topography stretching from North to South. There are four volcanoes in Tomohon and two of them are still active, these are Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu. Mount Lokon is 1,580 meters high and is the highest mountain in Tomohon.
During blossom season, you can see flowers along the road as many shops and gardens by along the mountain sides sell flowers.
Tomohon is easily reached from Manado within an hour’s drive.