Flower City of Tomohon
When you visit this city during blossom season, you will see an amazing scenery of colorful flowers at the foot of a beautiful mountain. This panorama looks perfect when the sun rises and the early morning mist has just disappeared. Flower gardens or the local people are located at the foot of Mt Lokon. During blossom season, in December, January or April, these flowers look very beautiful with Mt Lokon as background. In addition, you can also walk along the main roads in the city filled with flower shops on both sides. A number of have flower gardens, allowing you to pick and choose your favorite flowers. 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.
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 Mt Mahawu. Mt 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 one hour drive.