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Kelimutu National Park: A Brief Guide to Visiting Nusa Tenggara’s Must-Visit Place

Kelimutu National Park is a must-visit tourist destination when you travel to Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Here, you can find the famous Mount Kelimutu, the main tourist attraction, where the three volcanic lakes are naturally carved at the top. The mineral lakes will change color following the change of light, which makes it really popular. From time to time, the lakes change their color completely—there’s a table of what color they were for every year going back 20 years in the national park.

Even so, the Mount Kelimutu lakes are not the only attraction the Park offers to its visitors to see. There is an official feeding ground you can find on the way down the volcano where you can go to feed the wild monkeys. Even so, you have to be really careful since those monkeys are sneaky buggers—after all, there’s always a risk of getting scratches or bites when you’re interacting with wild animals! And to get you unwind; visit the hot springs near the entrance of the Park. For a picnic, go to the waterfall.

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You don’t need to worry too much about accommodation since it’s plentiful. Your hotel may arrange transport for you too in the public cars. However, you’ll have to pay the price of a full route although you’ll get on only in Kelimutu. Hence, to reach Kelimutu, it will be cheaper to flag a bus or car in Kelimutu once you’re ready, although this also comes with some downsides too—it might take a longer time and only a little to no guarantee that the car would arrive on time.

Getting around Kelimutu, you can use ojek or rent a motorbike. The cars that are licensed to carry the public transport passengers are those with yellow-colored plates and will let you on anywhere you stop them. Alternatively, you can hike down to Ende from Kelimutu on foot, which isn’t so difficult considering how the hike goes down and the light forest. Plan carefully and make many memorable moments during your Kelimutu tour!

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Top 8 Beautiful Crater Lakes on Earth

There are few factors that can contribute to the creation of crater lakes such as, a meteorite, explosion cashed by human and volcanic activity. Following the crater formation, rain, groundwater circulation, or melted ice fill in the crater with water and creates a crater lake. Here are our selections of 10 amazing crater lakes on earth that become marvelous places to visit.

Albertine Rift, Africa

Volcanic explosion becomes the main reason that responsible for this crater lake development. Encircling this crater are some of the highest mountains found in Africa.

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Mount Mazama Crater Lake, USA

This marvelous Crater Lake is located in Oregon, US. It is considered as the deepest lake in the US with a 1,949ft depth! This lake is filled up by rain and snow that give this lake fresh water source.

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Heaven Lake, China, North Korea

Located in the Baekdu Mountain on the border of China and North Korea, this majestic Crater Lake was known first formed due to a volcanic explosion. It is now around 699 feet deep and the water turns to ice if you visit in October-May.

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Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador

VEI-6 explosion 800 years ago caused the formation of this gorgeous Crater Lake. This mystic lake is now 820ft deep and promotes amazing view with greenish hue in light of the dissolved minerals in the water. Hot springs and fumaroles are also present on the lake.

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Kelimutu Crater Lake, Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island in Indonesia has 3 different crater lakes, one is a dazzling blue, while the other two are between red and green. All three crater lakes come from the same volcano, and why they have different colors is still a mystery.

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Deriba Crater Lake, Sudan

Exploded 3,500 years ago, The Jebel Marra Volcano formed this majestic crater lake in southern part of Sudan. There is a dormant volcano beneath the crater.

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Crater Lake Okama, Japan

Northern Honshu region has many active. Okama Crater Lake is loated in the central volcano. This Crater Lake changes colors with the weather, so, by the locals, this lake is also called as “Five Color Pond.” A volcano eruption in 1720 made this 200ft deep Crater Lake.

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Crater Lake Mount Ruapehu– New Zealand 

Mount Ruapehu is the most active (and largest) volcanoes in the world. The deep crater lake in Mount Ruapehu lies at the center of the 3 peaks.

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Top Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

Once the wedding has done, you will need a warm and romantic to release all the stress after your wedding. In Asia, you can find top honeymoon destinations with of the wonderful scenery and unforgettable emotions for far less money than other continents like Europe or America. If you prefer calm beach time or cultural travel, these top honeymoon destinations in Asia will not let you down.

  1. Bali, Indonesia

It’s not a secret if Bali Island in Indonesia is one of the most visited islands in Asia for vacation. But, did you know that Bali is also one of the top honeymoon destinations? Bali offers exotic panorama of private beaches as well as volcanoes. The island is always busy in the summer months, but you can avoid the crowds by visiting romantic beach villas and soothing retreats surrounded by rainforests.

Some beaches in South Bali such as Legian, Sanur, or Seminyak are great places to go for honeymoon. Beach time in Bali serves you peace, serenity, and of course, romantic vibe.

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  1. . Malaysian Borneo

Borneo is a paradise for nature lovers. This world’s third biggest island is well known for its marvelous rainforest and biodiversity. You can spend your honeymoon in Borneo seeking for wildlife on trekking rainforests. Or, you can explore majestic waterfalls and relaxing on secluded beaches. Borneo has two states, Sarawak and Sabah, both separated by the Brunei Darussalam. East Sabah features outstanding scuba diving and other breathtaking adventure activities. Meanwhile, Sarawak is quieter but rich of natural attractions and culture.

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  1. . Sri Lanka

People might think Sri Lanka is not as popular as its neighboring country, India. Surprisingly, this country located in the south of India, is recommended as honeymoon destination in Asia. With rich culture, kind local people, great foods and restful natural attractions, Sri Lanka lure more and more tourists each year. Honeymoon in Sri Lanka is also cheap but meaningful.

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  1. The Maldives

Also not far from India, Maldives is the smallest country in Asia that promotes romantic vibe. This island country becomes famous honeymoon destination in Asia. Beautiful islands, scuba diving, blue waters, and serene atmosphere make Maldives a perfect destination for newlyweds. Wonderful bungalows and tons of romantic honeymoon resorts will make you and your partner want to remain here forever. Although it is relatively more expensive, Maldives will guarantee you an unforgettable lifetime experience.

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Great Adventure in the Mount Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Aceh is a region in Sumatra, Indonesia. The region is known well be people in the entire world in 2006, the year of Tsunami which collapse the region. However, only few of them know the greatness of Mount Leuser National Park in South East Aceh. Since the land is in the tropical country of Indonesia, so many tropical fruits can be found, such as mango, rambutan, durian, avocado, orange, papaya, and guava. The region is also famous with the great production of world-class coffee and tobacco. All those fruits and coffees spoil the visitors.

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The Mount Leuser National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. It is 7,927 square kilometer located in the northern tip of Sumatera. The park covers mangroves, beach and swamp forest, lowland rainforest, moss forest, and up to subalpine forest. You will found so many hidden paradises which are kept very well. Except the wonderful landscape, you will also find so many unique species, around 130 species. This experience and adventure are so priceless. You possibly never meet some of them before. They are including mysterious Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinos, Siamang monkeys, macaques, clouded leopards, reptiles, fish, and around 325 species of birds. It seems that there will not be any dull moment for you to visit such national park by considering how rich the plantation and the animals there. You can feel like you are in Africa but, at the same time, you can feel the distinctive characteristic of Indonesia in such national park.

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In addition, the Mount Leuser National Park also has a small friendly village to visit, Ketambe. In this small village, you will feel and enjoy a different way of live. After having a great adventure in the jungle with so many mysterious animals and landscape, having rest in the village is such a good idea. The other small village is called as Angasan. This village is the starting point to go hiking to the peak of Mount Leuser. It will take for about 10 to 14 days. The recommended visiting time is from June to October. See and visit the paradise of the 2006 Indonesian Tsunami Island!