The Beauty of Kelimutu Lake, Lake 3 Colors in Ende-NTT, Parinseja.com – Kelimutu Lake is located in Ende, Flores-East Nusa Tenggara. This lake have a three color lake. So the tourists say that Kelimutu Lake is a fascinating natural wonder.
The change of water color of three lakes has occurred since 1886 when the eruption of Mount Kelimutu. And Kelimutu Lake was once a picture on a sheet of five thousand rupiah.
Kelimutu Lake is about 83 Kilometers west of Maumere city and about 54 Kilometers east of the city of Ende. Many tourists have come to lake 3 colors from Ende city. Because the distance is closer and the flight route to this city more. Travel time to reach the 3 color lake is about 2 hours from the city of Ende.
This lake is located at an altitude of 1640 meters above sea level, there are 3 lakes that are the result of volcanic eruptions. This lake can change color.
In a certain time, the lake can change with a variety of colors. Such as blue, green, red, white. There is even a lake that changes color to black. This is amazing!
Local people give the other name for each lake. The first lake is Tiwu Nua Muri Koo Fai or Lake of Youth and Girl. This lake has a depth of about 127 meters and an area of 5, 5 hectares. When the morning, this lake looks green moss.
While in the southeast, there is Tiwu Ata Polo or Enchanting Lake. The depth of the lake is 64 meters with an area of 4 hectares. Meanwhile about half a kilometer from the summit, there is Tiwu Ata Mbupu or Parents Lake. The area of the lake is about 4.5 hectares with a depth of 67 meters.
Name Kelimutu Lake is a combination of words from “keli” which means mountain and the word “mutu” which means to boil. So, according to local beliefs, the colors on this Lake have their own meaning and have a very powerful natural power.
Finally, let’s come to Kelimutu Lake. And see the beauty of the three colors lake in there.