Wakatobi National Marine Park - it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with different, colourful species of tropical coral reefs. For Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. The islands are also famous as the largest barrier reef in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
The population of the province is 1.771,951 (in 2000 Census), most of which is centered on Buton island of the Sulawesi south coast, and around Kendari. From the seventeenth century until the early twentieth century, the region was the site of the Buton (Butung) sultanate.
The Southeast Province is populated by more than 1,2 million people, in five diverse and interesting cultural groups: Tolaki, Morunene, Buton, Muna (Locally called Wuna), and Bajo. All offer the visitor a glimpse of life-styles, which have survived man's rush to modernization while using much of today's technology to their advantage.
Kendari boast the manufacture of numerous fine artistic handicrafts, for both home and office use. Skilled craftsmen reproduce these, originals designs form, handed-down through the generation, using indigenous roots and ironwood.
Most of the land area of Southeast Sulawesi is covered by natural jungle, with extensive plantations of teak and ironwood.
Other places; Liwutongkidi Island, Malige Palace, Labengki Island, Nirwana Beach, Napabale Muna Beach, Kobori Cave, Nambo Island, Keraton Buton Fort, Liwotongkidi Island, etc.