Mount Kelimutu & its tri-colored lakes

Kelimutu is a volcano located 50 km to the east of Ende. This volcano is famous for having 3 craters filled with acid lake that have 3 different colors. They are usually dark red, green and light green but the colors are not fixed and depend of the volcano activities. In manggarai “Keli” means Mount and “Mutu” means Boiling. The full translation significate the "mount always active".

The best times to visit this volcano are sunset or sunrise from the summit at 1690 meters above the sea level. The Lakes of Mount Kelimutu are considered to be the resting place for departed souls, the lakes are locally referred to as “the lake of evil spirits”


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