Lake Kelimutu




In Asia! It is in Asia now you send this article, or rather, by the Mount Kelimutu. This mountain is beautiful and unique in itself, but its popularity it has gained thanks to its unique lakes. It is necessary to indicate that these picturesque lake located in the crater of a local, and they are rightly called one of the most unique and wonderful phenomena of our planet. Kelimutu lakes are of natural origin.


It should be noted that this place is unique, fabulous and some incredible atmosphere gives more and the fact that "smoking mountain" - the most mystical place on the Indonesian island of Flores ...

So, we have found that the mountain Kelimutu is popular because of its lakes, by the way, three of them, they are located in the crater of the volcano and at the same time each of them has a different color. The mountain itself is shrouded in myths and spun around its origin to many legends, but for locals it is a real sacred place.




It is interesting that for many years the Lake Kelimutu repeatedly changed its color, but today one of the lakes is brown, the other - the green, and the third is constantly changing its color ranging from green to reddish up. As regards the reasons for these color changes, they lie primarily in the mineral composition change of lake water. But local residents are not satisfied with this explanation, they are confident that in fact these lakes are painted in a different color misguided souls of ancestors.

If we talk about the names of these lakes, the first is called "Tiu Ata Mbulu," which translates as "Lake souls of ancestors", another lake is named after "Tiu Nuva Muri Koo Fai", which means "lake of souls of young people", and third, the most dangerous is called "Tiu Ata Polo", which literally translates as "Lake of evil spiritsĀ».




Reservoirs "Tiu Ata Mbulu" and "Tiu Nuva Muri Koo Fai" are located in close proximity to each other, as to the third lake, it is located at a distance of about 1, 5 km to the west.

Lake Kelimutu - incredibly beautiful at any time of year and day, but they are especially charming in the early morning, when there is an opportunity to enjoy the sunrise.

If you are interested in the most convenient place for him to get to Kelimutu, then it is a village called "Moni" that Transflores highway. And for the most Moni village can be reached from different cities, because it is 62 kilometers from the town of Maumere, as well as 51 km from the town of Ende. In the village itself, you can either stay with locals, or in one of the local hotels. By the way, just a couple of years ago, the road to Mount Kelimutu prodelyvat had to walk due to lack of roads, but the foot is already paved road. At the foot of the mountain, you can safely leave your car, in particular by making it in the parking lot and then take a fascinating walk through the beautiful forest to the colored lakes.




It is noteworthy that Kelimutu lake in the crater of the volcano are only a modest part of the Kelimutu National Park, which, incidentally, is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

High biodiversity in the synthesis of a unique natural sites and rich cultural heritage are the reason that these places do not have over a decade attract thousands of tourists.

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