A brilliantly blue volcanic lagoon, Tolire Lake is set in a hole at the foot of Mt Gamalama, on small island developing of Ternate, North Maluku Province.

Tolire Lake, The Beautiful Panoramic Lake Surrounded With Legend

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Tolire Lake, The Beautiful Panoramic Lake Surrounded With Legend – A brilliantly blue volcanic lagoon, Tolire Lake is set in a hole at the foot of Mt Gamalama, on small island developing of Ternate, North Maluku Province. The Lake is comprised of two reservoirs, approximately 200 meters apart : Tolire Lamo, The Greater Tolire Lake, and TolireIci, the Small Tolire. The Great Lake is almost perfectly round, quite resembling a beings pan. Its occult liquids change pigments with the seasons, from a bright blue in the summer, to a dark dark green or brown throughout the rainy season.

About 50 meters below the lip of the hole where in it lies, Tolire Lake covers about 5 hectares, yet its depth are unknown. Some suggested that it contributes instantly to the Ternate Sea. The reservoirs are freshwater, and dwelling to many species of birds and fish. Due to the sentiment in invisible crocodile inmates, nonetheless, it is used for neither hunting nor fish. Nevertheless, a relaxing stroll from atop the hole to enjoyed the beautiful panoramic view is a charming nature to expend your time in Tolire.

As with many a volcanic lagoon, Tolire is surrounded by many tales. One such mythology tells of a somebody who impregnated his own daughter. In their ferocity for such a deed, the gods cursed them, transforming the father-god into the Great Tolire Lake, and his daughter into the lesser one. Local myth tells that the bottom of the lagoon is covered in wealth are members of the archaic Ternate Kingdom.

Others believe that the lagoon is colonized and patrolled by invisible crocodiles, evaluating a dozen meters in period, as well as an even larger, white crocodile, which only occasionally makes an expression. Harmonizing to local sentiment, you can try to propel a stone into the lagoon, but no matter how hard your try : it will never stroke the surface of the ocean. Stones are sold all over the field, at about 5 stones for Rp 1,000. That nature, visitors to the field can try their fluke at throwing stones into the river and see if any can reach the surface prior to being devoured by the lake’s invisible guards.

Get There

The Babullah Airport on Ternate has available flights from Jakarta, Manado and Makassar. From Ternate, simply hire a auto or motorcycle, or endeavour out with public transport, as Tolire Lake is just 10 km from the city.

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