Three crater lakes in the mouth of Kelimutu Volcano on Mount Flores in Indonesia have attracted many tourists’ attractions because their different colors. Let’s look at the most fantastic scenes of these colorful crater lakes.
Located some 60 kilometers to the east of Ende, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, are three lakes of three different colors that are collectively known as the Kelimutu Lakes. Tiwu Ata Mbupu is totally blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes while two others are separated by a narrow septum about 35 m high. Tiwu Ata Polo has a reddish hue and Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai is green. Before 2006, the lakes were red, blue and white. After that, the red lake is black-brown, the blue lake becomes light green and the white lake is black. Some locals have believed that the light green lake is a gathering place for the spirits of young men and women; the black-brown lake, for evil sprits and the black lake, which is located some 200 meters away, for the spirits of old people.
The beautiful lakes on the top of Mount Flores, Indonesia are said to be the most visited destination for tourists and geologists
Ata Mbupu Lake has a distance of 200 meters to the west towards two remaining lakes
Two lakes in the east are separated by a narrow septum about 35 m high
Because Tiwu Ata Polo Lake contains iron atoms, its water is always red
The east two lakes are close each other, but their water are varying colors
The scene of two crater lakes in the east when one is in blue while one is in black
Ata Mbupu turned a black-brown lake before 2008
The aerial view of three colorful lakes of Kelimutu Volcano
This picture was taken when two close lakes once turned blue
Three Colorful Crater Lakes of Kelimutu Volcano, Indonesia in Pictures