The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

Kelimutu, Moni, Flores Island, Indonesia. A volcano has three amazing summit crater lakes of different colors. The water of the lakes is red, green or blue. However, it changes due to the fumes, coming from the volcano and causing chemical reactions.

It is believed by the locals that the lakes are a resting place for their ancestors. According to their tradition, the water color corresponds to the moods of the spirits. One can never predict the colors of the lake, as sometimes they change to white and black.

Why to go there?

Definitely a unique place on Earth, also the national park, where the volcano is situated, is worth visiting.

When to go there?

The dry season from April to September is the best time to go.

How to get there?

The closest airports are found in Maumere and Ende. The tourists often fly here from Bali. A trail from Moni leads to the site.

Read more: Flores Tourism

The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

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The Changing Colors of Water in Sacred Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia

Photo by Unknown

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