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Address: | Near Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia

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Three Coloured Lakes

I was not lucky when I visited this place because it was foggy that time. I was only able to see 2 out of 3 lakes. The first one with green color and the second one with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I was not lucky when I visited this place because it was foggy that time. I was only able to see 2 out of 3 lakes. The first one with green color and the second one with red-black color. However, Kelimutu still amazes me :) I stayed in Moni and went to Kelimutu by car. From the parking lot you... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

People recommend to visit the crater at sunrise but this is also when the mists still hang over the crater and you basically have no view. I wonder whether it is better to go in the afternoon after the clouds have disappeared.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I must mention my eight days of travel experience from Maumere to Labuan Bajo, through Sikka, Moni, Kelimutu, Ende, Bena, Ruteng and Waerebo. In between I witnessed lovely beaches of strangely familiar odors, lonely coves where the jungle wets its feet in sea, volcanic peaks of insinuating presence, villages proud of their ancestral heritage, captivating smiles of a genuinely hospitable... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The second of three lakes (photos of that lake are featured on TripAdvisor) has changed from turquoise (blue-green) to white as of April 29, when I visited. I was told it switched colors a few days before my visit. It is indeed impressive.

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We went to Kelimutu on Sunday afternoon, April 12. We were slightly concerned about the weather as it was raining en route. Upon reaching the park at around 3 PM, we were so happy to see a clear sky. The best thing was that we were the only visitors. The road from Ende to Moni at KM17 has on-going road... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The first time I visited Kelimutu about 10 years ago, I was so impressed with the blue, green and red color of the three crater lakes. Moreover, it was enjoyable to shout aloud and listened your own voice imitating you. It was really vivid echo. However, last 10 days I went there, I could not find the echo spot, the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Kelimutu is really beautiful, even when it's cloudy and overcast. But don't set your expectations too high for 3 drastically different colours. When we visited all 3 were turquoise, and from what we've heard this is usually the case. Regardless, it's a really nice scene. Also, I was expecting the three lakes to be in a row beside each other,... More 

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taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

2 big ones had same green color when we arrived. it's still grand and amazing!! i've been to many volcanos around the world and would definitely rank kelimutu as one of my most favorite!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have seen different volcanoes in my life so far. Kelimutu is told to be the one, but was in my opinion not that special and quite expensive. On Sunday's you pay 225 rupiah entrance. Paying that means you can walk around freely in the park. The crater lakes are nice, but the colors didn't differ a lot between them.... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was expecting to see three lakes with totally different colors. As it turned out on the day we went, one was a beautiful opaque emerald, the other a fairly similar shade of green, and the third looked dark blue like a lot of lakes. That being said, it was still a very interesting walk to see them. I have... More 

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