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Mount Kelimutu

Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Flores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved it! We hiked up for sunrise And were lucky that the sky was clear. The lakes were bright blue and black and the view was crystal clear. We hiked around to see the black lake clearly and then park rangers told us we shouldn't be up there....though there was a trail and we followed another group three,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited here for sunrise, which is the norm for most visitors. We left moni at about 4.30am and got a motorbike up to the volcano. It is only a short 20 minute walk to inspiration point from the car park. Make sure you bring warm clothes, as it gets very cold. The three crater lakes were amazing and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Don't be lazy, get up at four in the morning to catch sunrise. And be nice to the guy who wants to shake your hand and know your name, all he wants to give you is a hot drink for $1 and not a hard time.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Go early in the morning and wear some warm clothes. Go all the way to the top of the stairs. It's a few steps and the smell is awful, but totally worth it! The colors are amazing!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place simply blows your mind. Getting up early and the trek up is so worth it. It is magical to see the colors of the gorgeous lakes. I can imagine why many people jump in. They look absolutely intriguing and tempting :) Here are some tips for your trip 1. The locals will try to sell you the idea... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just visited the Kelimutu on 29 June 2014, the crater lakes are amazing! Apparently, the lakes change its colours quite often. I am just really glad to catch it when the two lakes which are besides each other is of very different colours. One of them is like Black-Brown with tinge of orange and the other is a bright Green-Blue.... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Depending on the day or time of day, *you may or may not* get to see the lakes because of the thick fog. While most travellers depart early in the morning to see the lakes at sunrise, we went in the afternoon and had a peek at the lakes when the fog cleared for a brief amount of time. It... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Despite the early start necessary to get up there for sunrise it is definatley worth it! The walk up from the car park is very easy, but take a torch. Plenty of warm clothing is needed for the top too as it is cold up there when there is no sun on it. We opted for a car to the... More

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Capalaba, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This awe inspiring place was worth the predawn hike to view the sun coming up and having a fantastic guide to take us around the craters

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Victoria, Canada
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86 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Kilimutu Be prepared. It's quite the rigamarole to get here from labuan bajo and when you do you may be disappointed. THE LAKES 3 volcanos lakes, each it's own strange color. Cool short walk to view points. Garbage cans and bench to sit everywhere along path. Kiosk for food and gifts at the bottom along with toilets. For two of... More

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