Kelimutu Lake

Kelimutu is a volcano located in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. The volcano is home to three crater lakes, each with a different color. The lakes are known as Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of the old people), Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of the young men and women), and Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of the spirits).

The color of the lakes is caused by the presence of different minerals in the water. The lake of the old people is blue, the lake of the young men and women is green, and the lake of the spirits is red. The colors of the lakes are said to change over time, but the reasons for this are not fully understood.

Kelimutu is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can hike to the top of the volcano to see the lakes. The hike is about 3 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour to complete.

Here are some tips for visiting Kelimutu:

  • The best time to visit Kelimutu is during the dry season, which is from April to October. During the wet season, the roads can be muddy and slippery.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for hiking. The hike to the top of the volcano is not difficult, but it is important to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring a camera to capture the beautiful views of the lakes.

Kelimutu is a unique and fascinating place to visit. The three colored lakes are a natural wonder that will leave a lasting impression on any visitor.

Additional information

  • The crater lakes of Kelimutu are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The local people of Kelimutu believe that the lakes are sacred.
  • The lakes are home to a variety of plants and animals, including fish, birds, and insects.

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