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Mount Kelimutu, Flores
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Admire the vivid hues of the three crater lakes at the summit of Mount Kelimutu, a volcano which last erupted in 1968. Although the exact color of the lakes changes frequently, perhaps due to chemical reactions triggered by volcanic ash, you will most commonly find them blue, green, and red, respectively, as they appear on the 5,000-rupiah bank note. Although the lakes provide the biggest tourist draw, the rugged, forest-clad mountain scenery is spectacular in its own right. Ignore the local tour guides, as the lakes are easy to find from the parking lot and information posters supply plenty of details about them. Arrange your visit to Mount Kelimutu and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ende using our Ende travel itinerary maker.
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  • Kelimutu is beautiful! And even though the zarekalis' several times we meet dawn at vlkanah Indonesia (the most popular local entertainment), but fall for it again. Rise again at 4 am in the mist of dawn again:) Well, that came skorotali macaques with them there are chilly morning:) And yet Kelimutu is beautiful!
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  • I climbed Mount Kelimutu before sunrise, starting at 04:00 am from the lodge with 6 of my friends. It is considered easy climbing with firm stairs in comparison to the climb at Padar Island Hill. The ...  more »
  • It's absolutely to visit! :) It's not very hard physically and therefore accessible to everyone. 45 minutes by car or by bike and then 30 min walk and stairs :) qlqs
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