Exotic natural attractions of Mount Kelimutu, the only place in the form of mountain tourism as well as lakes in Indonesia, Mount Kelimutu classified as a volcano, located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), more precisely on the island of Flores, Pemo Village, District Flores, Ende. Kelimutu mountain has a very unique craters, the crater that has three different color which is often called the lake kelimutu. uniqueness of the lake is the main attraction for the traveler.
The three colors also have different meanings, the third name of the lake is Lake Tiwu Mbupu Ata, which is where the souls of the parents, Lake Tiwu Ata Polo are occupied by the spirits of the wicked and the Lake Tiwu Nuamuri Koofai gathering place for young children’s spirits. The third lake is believed to be the gathering place of the spirits and sacred by the local community. Kelimutu crater each have different colors, are red, blue, and white.
It’s take a bit of a struggle to be able to enjoy the natural charm of Kelimutu Lake that truly captivating. . You have to walk three miles and pass along the 236 steps to reach the peak of Kelimutu. Along the way, there are many animals and pine forests which you will pass.
After a physically draining, the beauty of Lake Kelimutu will make you forget everything. Three different pretty colors seems to be releasing your thirst. With the clouds on it and a blue sky, view the three lakes that are red, white, and blue, becomes a perfect scenery.
Prepare your camera and shoot every detail of the lake. If lucky, you can see the colors of the lake has changed, like the color red to green, etc.. This is caused by a factor of mineral deposits, moss and rocks in the crater and also the influence of sunlight. For the traveler, it is worth mentioning one of the best scenery in the world.
Although known as a funeral for the souls, the beauty of Lake Kelimutu will not be refuted. Especially if you are visiting at the time of sunrise. There will be a golden light that blends with the three lakes are quiet and charming.