Bada Valley

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Bada Valley or Napu Valley, located in the Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, contains hundreds of megaliths going back to the 14th century that are called watu ("stone") in the local Badaic languages and arca ("statue") in Indonesian. The purpose of the megaliths and their builders are unknown.

Main Megaliths[edit]

Two Dutch ladies standing by a statue in Bada Valley in the 1930s
Megalithic Baula statue in the Bada Valley
Palindo megalith in 2015 with two tourist from Nederland, reenact the old photos of Palindo
Local Name Translation Size Comments Location
Palindo Entertainer 4.5m 1°51′34.54″S 120°15′17.79″E / 1.8595944°S 120.2549417°E / -1.8595944; 120.2549417
Mesinga Wearing a Scarf
Maturu Sleeping 3.5m
Oba Monkey 1°52′6.99″S 120°13′53.26″E / 1.8686083°S 120.2314611°E / -1.8686083; 120.2314611
Baula Buffalo
Ari Ipohi 1°52′38.73″S 120°15′20.23″E / 1.8774250°S 120.2556194°E / -1.8774250; 120.2556194
Loga Relieved Heart 1°51′49.50″S 120°16′46.68″E / 1.8637500°S 120.2796333°E / -1.8637500; 120.2796333
Langke Bulawa Golden Bracelet 1.8m 1°51′11.23″S 120°17′29.50″E / 1.8531194°S 120.2915278°E / -1.8531194; 120.2915278


  • Tarling, Nicholas, The Cambridge history of Southeast Asia: From early times to c.1500, p. 134, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-521-35505-2 and ISBN 0-521-35506-0
  • The Space Wanderer

Coordinates: 1°52′48″S 120°15′00″E / 1.88000°S 120.25000°E / -1.88000; 120.25000