THE MAGNIFICENT KELIMUTU THREE COLORED LAKES AT NUSA TENGGARA INDONESIA
Kelimutu Three Colored Lakes in the area of Kelimutu National Park, a National Park, the smallest of the six national parks that exist in the area of Bali and Nusa Tenggara. These sights are at the top of Mount Kelimutu with its height of 1.690 meters above sea level. Kelimutu Lake consists of three ‘ puddle ‘ or the crater with a different color.
Also known as Lake Kelimutu, tourism is also known as Lake of the three colors. Anatural phenomenon which is very amazing because three craters with proximity, yet have different water color. Color of the water of the Lake is generally red, white and blue, but can transform into a green, black and Brown, or other color variations.Uniquely, when researchers try to take this as a sample of the water of the Lake, the water is clear with no color.
Third Lake is separated by a steep rock cliff that is easy to avalanche, so tourists are expected to maintain a safe distance while in the area around the Lake. A good time to visit this tourist spot is between the months of June – August due to rain tend not to come down until the terrain that must be passed as safe.
If you want to get the best view of the Lake Kelimutu, went up between 2-3 hours in the morning from Moni which is the nearest village to the location of the Lake. Arriving at the Summit, you can see the view of the sunrise over Lake Kelimutu is wonderful. Don’t forget to set up the camera, Yes.
How can I set out to climb the sepagi it? In some villages around and Moni are many lodging. By staying in a nearby location with these sights, surely will make it easy for you in preparation for climbing. Kelimutu National Park area is also the habitat for several species of animals and plants. Some of them even nearly extinct as Wallacea, the eagle owl and Whistler Flores.
THE HISTORY AND MYTH OF KELIMUTU THREE COLORED LAKES
Kelimutu Three Colored Lake‘s existence was first discovered in 1915 by a Netherlands named VanSuch Telen. He told local people that at the Summit of Mount Kelimutu three lakes with red, white and blue. Citizens cannot easily believe because three colors mentioned Telen is similar to the color of the flag of the Netherlands. Until then the citizens of its own existence proves Kelimutu Lake.
The beauty of this increasingly popular tourist spots after summarized in a painting by. Bouman in 1929. Since then, the beauty and uniqueness of Lake Kelimutu more widely known and much visited by tourists. Three different colors of Lake a top Mount Kelimutu is the name of each. Locals believe that it is the abode of souls of those who died.
The name of this Lake, among others, third Tiwu Ata Mbupu the souls of people who died old, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai where the souls of young people who died, and the last is Tiwu Ata Polo the souls of evil people who died. Tiwu itself in the local language means Lake. From the Lake, which is the third most frequent Tiwu Nuwa is discolored Muri Koo Fai. According to the locals, this is possible because the soul which occupies the Lake is still young and so labile affect lake water discoloration.
Locals believe that the color change that occurs in the Kelimutu Three Colored Lakes could be a bad sign of an impending disaster in Indonesia. According to them, this never happened several times, including in 1992 and 2004. In 1992, one of the Lake turned into a reddish brown like chicken livers. Shortly thereafter, there was an earthquake on Flores, which takes a lot of casualties. The same thing happened in 2004 where the tsunami swept Aceh and caused many casualties.
According to local people, the Lake Kelimutu have magical powers that are unusually large. This makes it very sacred Lake. Citizens also frequently hosts a special ritual or ceremony by bringing offerings as an offering with the intention of asking for salvation and blessing.
If you like climbing and photography then Kelimutu Three Colored Lakes at Nusa Tenggara Indonesia will be an appropriate destination for your next trip . Enjoy the fantastic journey here as many of foreign tourist did it.
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