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Mount Kelimutu

Situated close to the small town of Moni in central Flores Island, Kelimutu is a volcano that rises 1,639 meters above sea level. This volcano is famous for its three striking summit crater lakes each containing their own distinct colours of red, blue and green water. The reason for this strange coloration is not precisely […]

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Situated close to the small town of Moni in central Flores Island, Kelimutu is a volcano that rises 1,639 meters above sea level. This volcano is famous for its three striking summit crater lakes each containing their own distinct colours of red, blue and green water.

The reason for this strange coloration is not precisely known but it is thought that various gases reacting with different minerals are the main cause. The scenic panorama of the said lake is what makes Kelimutu a noteworthy hiking destination.

To get to the mountain one must go through to the town of Moni located 50 km away from the capital city of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. There are frequent flights scheduled from Bali to Ende.

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