One of beautiful place that has extraordinary scenery in Sulawesi is the Tondano Lake. Tondano Lake is a beautiful lake that is located 600m above sea level surrounded by mountains which have an average altitude of 700 meters, where many people come for day trips to enjoy the cool air of the mountain. Tondano Lake located approximately 36 km from the city of Manado.
Tondano Lake is the largest lake in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The lake is flanked by Lembean mountains, Kaweng Mount, Tampusu Hill, and Masarang Mount. The lake is surrounded by roads that linking the provincial and Tondano city, East Tondano District, Eris District, Kakas District, Remboken District, and District of South Tondano. This lake is good habitat for lake fishes like Mujair, Pior / Kabos, Payangka Wiko (small shrimp), Nike and so on. This lake has 4.278ha of area, and there is a small island named Likri (next to the Tandengan village, Eris district). On the shores of the Lake we can see Kaweng Mountain clearly.
Visiting Tondano Lake is really precious momment. With about an hour journey from the city of Manado via road and winding up in the mountains and the green crops, we can arrive at the edge of the cool air of Tondano.
Lake Tondano has a famous tourist attraction “Sumaru Endo” Remboken, and Pine Hill Resort Tourism (Tondano direction Toliang Oki). From the edge of the lake Tondano (Toliang Oki), we can pass the peak hill and looked at the beauty Lembean Maluku Sea (to the east), precisely the Tondano Pante area (Sub Kombi), Minahasa regency.
We can find many restaurants there, which is generally located on the lake. Vary dishes are also available, but the most popular, of course, Goldfish, Mujair and anchovy catches or breeding in Lake Tondano. These fish can be cooked in many variations.
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