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Mount Kelimutu

| Near Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Flores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Banjarmasin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Maybe, Kelimutu Lake is the best lake view i've ever seen.. really cool, nature and quite place..i start at early morning from the hotel, and i found a great sunrise at the top of Mount Kelimutu. It was amazing sunrise. regard

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed Mt. Kelimutu and the crater lakes, however, it is a long way (and fairly expensive) to get to so you have to weigh that up. We were glad we did it as the lakes really were beautiful. We went at 3pm when the sun was out so the colours looked great. If you don't feel like doing... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Probably one of the best sunrises I've got to see. There is an entrance fee, so prepare some cash, approx. Rp.300,000. The walk was moderately easy as it took us only 20-30 minutes to reach the peak. The only problem was that it was dark and the steps were uneven that slowed us down, other than that, you could actually... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to Kelimutu at 4pm, not at sunrise. We thought that we weren't going to see anything due to clouds, but it was a sunny day and the view was perfect!! The place is very peaceful and the landscape is awesome! The entrance fee that appears in Lonely Planet is not correct, because it was increased in 2014 to... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a wounderful place to go. Dont need guide for the 30 minutes walk to the top.dont need hiking shoes,steps all the way. Dont forget suncream.entrance fee 150k per person. More expensive on week-end

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Actually I visited this lake in mid-2012 very good condition with three different colors. It is advisable to arrive at sunrise and stay the night before coming here. Do not forget to bring a jacket and more advisable to rent a car so convenient because there is no lease at that time. It is a place that must be visited... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very nice sunrise Walk in the rim of the black crater. Note you cannot take a pic with the 3 lakes from the view point. The walk to view point is very safe and easy.

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When I share the pictures of these colorful lakes with my friends, it was common to hear questions like "Is this heaven, or what is it". I could only answer: "Yes, it is. Everything was just perfect, amazing.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My third visit to Kelimutu and it was third time lucky. Both times previously clouds obscured the view but this time the sun rose on a perfect morning of totally clear skies and beautiful views of this breathtaking landscape. Simply an amazing spectacle and so worth the effort of getting there, not to mention getting up before 4.00 am to... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Breathtaking tri color lake. This is really a must see in Flores (and so far the highlights). We could see only 2 lakes as the third one was covered by clouds but it was just as nice a view. Easy walk up.

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