Kelimutu Lake


Kelimutu is a volcano located on the island of Flores , Province of NTT , Indonesia . The exact location of this mountain village Pemo, District Flores , Ende . This mountain has three crater lakes on top. The lake is known as the Lake Three Colors because it has three different colors, namely red, blue, and white. However, the colors are always changing with the passage of time. Flores is a combination word of “keli” meaning mountain and the word “quality” which means to boil. According to local belief, the colors on the lake Flores has the meaning of each and have a very powerful natural forces.

Lake or Tiwu Flores in the top three sections corresponding to the color – the color that is in the lake. Blue lake or “Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai” is a gathering place for the souls of young people who have died. Lake of the red or “Tiwu Ata Polo” is a gathering place for the souls of the dead and as long as he lived always do evil / witchcraft. While the lake is white or “Tiwu Mbupu Ata” is a gathering place for the souls of parents who have died. The residents around Lake Kelimutu believe, that when the lake changed color, they have to give offerings to the spirits of people – those who have died.

The third broad lake was approximately 1.051 million square meters with a volume of 1,292 million cubic meters of water. The boundary between the lake is narrow stone walls prone to landslides. This wall is very steep with 70-degree angle. Lake wall height ranges from 50 to 150 meters. Climbing is the main reason for tourists who come to Moni or Ende. Some parts of the national park is forbidden to visit because geothermal instability. Trekking safest located between Moni and Kelimutu. Trekking as far as 12 km long and takes about 30 minutes. There are only a few restaurants in Moni. Available in the local market stalls Moni. If you want to hike to Lake Kelimutu, you do not need to bring food for the trip can be gone for about an hour. But if you want to explore the national park, you have to bring your own food, especially water.

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