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    Mar 2015

    Lake Linow, Amazing Lake in Tomohon - North Sulawesi

    Lake Linow (Danau Linow) is a unique experience for the view reveals three colors in changing sequence. The lake's natural beauty unfolds as a number of grouse fly low from one of its edges before dipping onto its surface that contains sulfur, and hence the three colors. The sun's rays also affect the gradation in color as they reflect and refract off the lake's surface. The lake itself seems to be divided; one side is filled with sulfur while the other side is devoid of it. There is, in fact, a natural canal within the lake that channels the sulfur flowing out of the lake. As a result, there's a strong sulphur odor in the area of Tomohon, especially near Danau Linow. As consequence, an unpleasant smell becomes discernable (similar to rotten eggs) and smoke rises from the soil.

    One side of the lake is colored with a mixture of blue and green, while the other side is crystal blue. This fine combination of colors is reminiscent of a master painter's canvas, evoking a spectacularly exaggerated landscape best captured in landscape paintings. There is a rest area that is quite neat and clean.

    Lake Linow is located in Lahendong village. From Tomohon city, you can drive a car that will take about 20-30 minutes. There is a nice car park.

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    Feb 2015

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Linow Lake

    The changing colors and the high sulfur level are two of characteristics of Linow Lake in Sulawesi Indonesia. This lake is 34 hectares, and the changing colors is depend where we see it and depend on the lighting as well. Around the tour object, there are “blibis” bird and flying insects. Local people called the insect “sayok/komo”. These insects are thousands and quite unique because it’s also consumed by local people who live around the lake.

    Linow Lake is located in Minahasa, Tomohon district, North Sulawesi.

    if you come from Sam Ratulangi airport, you can go straightly to Tomohon by public transportation from Tomohon bus terminal for less than 37 km. after you got near the lake, you can continue the trip by walking around 1 km to the lake location

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