Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lake Kalimutu

Kelimutu is a high mountain 1640 meters above sea level has three crater at the summit called the Lake of Flores. All three color lake water Flores has different and changing every moment. From the red color became dark green and then red hearts.

Sometimes a blackish brown color, and blue. The third area of ​​the lake of about 1,051,000 square meters with a volume of 1292 million cubic meters of water. Boundary between the lake was a narrow stone walls prone to landslides. This wall is very steep with 70-degree angle. Lake wall height ranges from 50 to 150 meters. Kelimutu last erupted in 1886 and left three shaped crater lake where the water is colored red (Tiwu ata polo), blue (Tiwu ko'o Nuwa fai muri), and white (Tiwu ata bupu).

The three colors are starting to change since 1969 when the eruption of Mount Iya in Ende, and color changes were ever alike. According to local belief, the lake with the red water is the gathering place of spirits from around the world. Lake with red water is the gathering place of evil spirits, blue lake to the young men and women, and white lake for the elderly. "The soul would be living in the three lakes was based on social status," the recognition of one staff of the Department of Tourism Kab.Ende Djafar Sidiq who know exactly about Flores. On the way to Flores, visitors can enjoy views of flora and fauna rarely found in other places such as mountain pine, redwood, edelweiss, porcupines, wild pigs, rats, and birds gerugiwa. Stunning scenery you can also see such activities continue steaming solfatara and crater walls are yellow. When you cast a glance toward the east as it reaches the peak of the red lake, a hill seen towering round. That Buu Ria, the highest location in Mount Flores.

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