Go Indonesia :: Things You Should Know About Tour To Lake Kelimutu


Visiting Lake Kelimutu might be one of the best ways to

spend your holidays. There are so many tourist

attractions that you could find in Indonesia that offers various

interesting things from cultural attractions to beautiful natural

landscape. One of the most popular natural tourist attractions that could

be found in Indonesia is Kelimutu Lake. This lake becomes very popular

since it has unique characteristics. Before you decide to visit this

lake, there are several important details that you might need to know

about this lake, especially how to get there and what activities that you

could do on this area.goindonet, go indonesia, complete

indonesia tourism info

The first thing that you should know about Lake

Kelimutu is its location. This lake is located in the top

of Kelimutu Mountain, Ende Regency, Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur.

Based on administrative regulation, Kelimutu Lake is located among three

sub-districts, Wolowaru sub-district, Ndona sub-district, and Detsuko

sub-district. The name Kelimutu itself came from two words, Keli

(mountain) and Mutu (boiling). Kelimutu Lake consists of three large

sized craters that are located on the top of the mountain, about 1,640

meter above the sea level.

Lake Kelimutu is unique

On 26 February 1992, Lake Kelimutu area is listed as

National Park. The area of Kelimutu National Park includes 5 sub-

districts, Detsuko, Ndona, East Ndona, Wolojita, and Kelimutu. Kelimutu

Lake is also considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions,

not only in Nusa Tenggara Timur Province but also in Indonesia. There are

many people from other countries visit this lake to see it’s unique

and beautiful natural landscape. Lake Kelimutu is unique due to the color

of the water that that is located on the three crates will change each


When Lake Kelimutu is first discovered, the color of

the water that is located on each crate is red, blue, and white. However,

as the years gone by, the color of the water in Kelimutu

Lake changes constantly. According to information from Kelimutu

National Park, in the last 25 years, the water in Kelimutu Lake has been

changed for twelve times. Several researchers state that the change of

the color of water in Kelimutu Lake could be caused by the change of

chemical composition of the water itself.

Other thing that makes the color of the water in Kelimutu Lake changes

constantly based on those researchers is the rise of water temperature in

the crates. The refraction of the sunlight is also considered as the

reason why the color of the water in Kelimutu Lake changes constantly

through years. Besides the beauty of the lake, visitors who came to

Lake Kelimutu area also could see other natural beauties

such as waterfalls, hot springs, rice fields, and tracks along the

hillside. goindonesia lake kelimutu, kelimutu national park