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Kelimutu and Mystery Lake Three Colors

East Nusa Tenggara province, especially areas of tourism potential deviates Flores was very interesting. In addition to Komodo Island, one of the other mainstays of the tourist attraction is Kelimutu Flores and Lake Three Colors at a peak.

Kelimutu is a combination word of "keli" meaning mountain and the word "mutu" which means to boil. According to local belief, the colors on the lake
Kelimutu has the meaning of each and have a very powerful force of nature

Regions Kelimutu been determined to be a National Natural Area Koservasi since February 26, 1992. Kelimutu are high Mount which has 1640 meters above sea level (dapl), has three crater at the summit, called Lake Kelimutu.

Tiwu or Kelimutu lake in the top three sections corresponding with the colors - colors that are in the lake. Blue lake or "Nuwa Tiwu Muri Koo Fai" is a gathering place of the souls of young people who have died. The lake is colored red or "Tiwu Ata Polo" is a gathering place the souls of people who have died and during her life is always a crime / sorcery. While the lake is white or "Ata Tiwu tourists" is a gathering place the souls of parents who have died.

The first and second lake is located very close together, while the third lake is situated approximately 1.5 km outs in the West. Color of water from three lakes are different from each other and always changing from time to time, especially water colors Tiwu Nuwa Muri (twelve times within a period of twenty-five years). Besides being caused by volcanic activity Kelimutu, this color change allegedly caused by refraction of sunlight, the micro-water biota, the occurrence of dissolved chemical substances, and due to the reflection of the basic color of the walls and funding.

To achieve Kelimutu mountain air you can travel from Bali to Ende or Maumere. Both cities can also be reached by air from Kupang. From these two cities can continue the journey with a leased vehicle to the village of Moni approximately 3 hours drive. Moni Village is the village closest to the area Kelimutu.

Morning is the best time to watch the Lake Kelimutu. Shortly before noon, let alone in the afternoon, the fog that blanketed the lake usually blocking the view. That's why the tourists usually stay overnight in the village of Moni and the new left Kelimutu early morning. Kelimutu located about 66 kilometers from the town of Ende and 83 kilometers from the town of Maumere.

To stay in the village of Moni, there are around 20 managed homestay cottage residents and managed by the government.

In addition Kelimutu mountain and lake, in the village of Moni you can also enjoy other tourist attraction like the source of hot water, waterfalls and manufacture of traditional ikat

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