KELIMUTU, JALANJALANAJA- Mount Kelimutu is a volcano located on the island of Flores, NTT Province, Indonesia. The location of this mountain is precisely in Pemo Village, Kelimutu District, Ende Regency.
This lake is known as the Three Colors Lake because it has three different colors, namely red, blue, and white. Even so, these colors always change over time.
Kelimutu is a combination of the words "keli" which means mountain and the word "mutu" which means boiling. According to local people's beliefs, the colors in Kelimutu lake have their own meaning and have a very powerful natural power.
The lake or Tiwu Kelimutu is divided into three parts according to the colors in the lake. The blue lake or "Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai" is a gathering place for the souls of young people who have died.
The red lake or "Tiwu Ata Polo" is a gathering place for the souls of people who have died and as long as they live they always do evil / sorcery. While the white lake or "Tiwu Ata Mbupu" is a gathering place for the souls of parents who have died.
The residents around Lake Kelimutu believe that when the lake changes color, they must give offerings to the spirits of people who have died.
The area of the three lakes is about 1,051,000 square meters with a water volume of 1,292 million cubic meters. The boundary between the lakes is a narrow rock wall that is prone to landslides. This wall is very steep with an angle of 70 degrees. The height of the lake walls ranges from 50 to 150 meters.
Pesona keindahan danau kelimutu ende dan Hal Unik serta Menarik lain di-sekitarnya Gunung Kelimutu
The charm of Lake Kelimutu Ende Flores tourism can not be separated from the local wisdom that is in it. One of the local wisdom of the people who live in the Wae Rebo area. Local people's houses were built using wood and straw. Usually, a resident's house consists of 5 floors.
The people of this area are known for their great hospitality. If you come, you will be treated to warm Flores coffee. Tourists can also see the women who weave the typical Flores cloth. Right on the hill which is near the village. You will be able to see reading houses that have many reading books.
The beauty of Wae Rebo is incomparable. There are many interesting places in the Wae Rebo area near Kelimutu that you can use as a list to spend your holidays with friends and family.
Kelimutu 3 Color Lake Entrance Ticket Prices
The 3 color lake entrance ticket is very affordable.
Of course, for local or domestic visitors, a tourist attraction fee of Rp. 5,000/person.
Foreign or overseas visitors are charged Rp. 150,000 per pax.
Parking fee is charged Rp. 5,000 for motorcycles and cars of Rp. 10,000.
The beautiful scenery with cheap entrance tickets is certainly an advantage for local tourists.
Tourism Around Mount Kelimutu
Mount Kelimutu is famous for its extraordinary natural beauty. There are many tourist attractions that you can visit and are in the same direction/programme.
Here are some of them:
- Murundao Waterfall
Located in Koanara Village in Kelimutu District. Murundao waterfall with a height of ± 15 meters offers a beautiful natural charm. Its pristine natural location makes you feel at home to relax on the edge of this waterfall.
- Ae Oka Detusoko Hot Springs
You can enjoy a warm bath or just dip your feet in the Ae Oka Detusoko Pool.
- Kelimutu Lake
The best tours are on Mount Kelimutu. You can see 3 colors emanating from this lake.
- Teletubies Hill
You can take selfies on the vast and verdant Teletubies hill. You can find this hill when you visit Riung Kelimutu
- Wologai Traditional Village
This village is located on Mount Kelimutu. This traditional village is very unique and has friendly residents. You can see a unique traditional house in this village
Mount Kelimutu is one of the best places in Flores. You can travel to various tourist attractions in Kelimutu.
Not only is Lake Kelimutu Flores beautiful, but the beaches are also stunningly blue.
Its excellent local wisdom is also commendable. At least, you have to maintain unity and integrity with a variety of traditional activities that vary between regions. Before starting your tour abroad, let's first visit Lake Kelimutu in Flores.