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Mount Kelimutu

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Address: | Moni, Flores, Indonesia

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Beautiful - go at lunchtime!!

Made the choice to not rise at 4 as other guests at our hostel said it wasn't really worth it as the clouds didn't clear so the sun didn't shine on the lakes. It was an easy walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the choice to not rise at 4 as other guests at our hostel said it wasn't really worth it as the clouds didn't clear so the sun didn't shine on the lakes. It was an easy walk - obviously hot but not crazy heat. Locals sell water along the way. Beautiful clear views and we were the only people... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome great sunrise views and the water was so so blue !!! a must do ! Make sure to wrap up warm as it can be cold early morning ...

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth getting up at 4am for the short walk up to the summit. Catch a bike up for 50000 and wander down with your new friends. Take food with you. You will get hungry on the walk down.

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Thank thisiscrazy12
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Kelimutu lake is beautiful lake in Moni - Ende. If you plan to visit this lake better in the early morning, where you can see amazing sunrise and beautiful 3 colored lakes that believed by local peoples as lake of dead ancestors.

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Thank Charlesadventure
Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The volcano has three crater lakes which difference in colors.Their colors periodically and unpredictably change due to a chemical reaction, apparently independent from each others and from the volcanic activity. Between January and November 2016, the color of the craters changed six times. Kelimutu crater lakes change color for the 6th time this year.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A well-run park, they keep it quite clean, easy hike to see the lakes, and definitely worth the early rise to experience sunrise. We were lucky it was a clear morning. Unfortunately, there were a bit too many of the food vendors at the top, selling drinks and foods that just create too much waste.

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Thank mdns
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great experience to walk up to the crater for sunrise, even with the crowds. The lakes are a spectacular sight although they were all green when we went. It is quite a hike from Moni and we'd recommend a taxi up at least.

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Thank Nick M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Unfortunately when I was here, the cloud was pretty dark but even so the view was still magnificent. It was interesting how these lakes have different colors; looking down on it I thought about how small we are as human in the face of mother earth.

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Thank Syahrini
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Alas we did not see anything. Due to mist, rain and wind. That being said it is well worth the visit. Costs 150,000 Rupiah to enter the park.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The visit to the mount Kelimutu was a nice experience. Sadly we didn't get to see the third lake as it was in a cloud of fog, but it was still cool. And the kids loved the monkeys on top.

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