Kelimutu is a volcano located in Ende town Flores island East Nusa Tenggara province Indonesia. The location of the mountain is very precisely in Pemo Ende district Flores island. This mountain has three crater lakes on top. The lake is known as the three colour lakes because has three different colors namely red,blue and white even so the colors are always changing over time. Kelimutu is a combination words of "keli" which means mountain and "mutu" which means quality. According to the local belief the colors in kelimutu lake has the meaning of each and have very powerful natural forces.
The third area of the lake about 1.051.000 square kms with a volume of 1292 million cubic meters of water. Boundary between the lake was a narrow stone walls prone to landslides. These wall is very steep with 70 degrees. The height of wall lake ranges from 50 to 150 meters
Earlier this area was originally discovered by Lio Van Such Telen, a citizen of the Netherlands in 1915. Its beauty is widely known after. Bouman describes in his writing in 1929.Since then the foreign tourist started to come to enjoy the lake known as anchor for the local community. Those who came not only the lover of the beauty but also the researchers who want to know the natural occurennce is very rare. Region Flores has established a national natural conservation area since 26,february 1992.
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