22 June 2011

Bantimurung Waterfall South Sulawesi

If traveling to South Sulawesi, try to visit Bantimurung waterfall, located in the National Park Bantimurung. You will gain several advantages at once.

First, natural ingredients soothe Bantimurung of limestone hills and rice fields are welcome. Second, this area is a habitat for many species of rare butterflie. Dutch had called this place as "The Kingdom of Butterfly". Third, of course, the waterfall Bantimurung shade.






The width of the waterfall about 20 meters with a height of about 15 meters water sliding. And different from other waterfalls, Bantimurung not have a deep trough in the fall of water, because it is essentially a large rock hard. On the left side of the waterfall there are also concrete steps with a height of 10 meters. This staircase leading to the two caves, cave Dream and cave Stone. Both are part of hundreds of prehistoric cave found in the ranks of Maros karst-Pangkep.


The waterfall is located about 20 km from Hasanuddin Airport, 15 km from the Maros, and 50 km from Makassar. These attractions can be reached by car from Makassar about an hour. Alternatively, if you depart from the airport Hassanuddin, the trip can be reached by car pete-pete (microbus) or tour bus about 30 minutes.

31 March 2011

Pasir Reungit, Fully Village tour

For those of you who love a challenge and adventure in the wild, it seems you need to visit a place of natural attractions in the northern city of Bogor, West Java. In this place you will definitely megalami another sensation of tourist trips you've ever done so far.

Reungit Sand Village right at the foot of Mount Salak with a height of about 800-900 meters above sea level. To reach this place is not too difficult, because many of the city of Bogor city transportation you can use to get to the sights of this cool temperate enough.

Many of you can enjoy in this tourist sites, among which are several waterfalls, such as Cigamea waterfall, waterfall Thousand and ecotourism Crater Sand Queen besides Reungit also an ideal place for you to do camping, Out bound, even the Basic Education for organizations, because Reungit Sand has all the facilities for it, such as rivers, cliffs, forests and waterfalls.

But of the many existing vehicle, Queen Crater which lies at an altitude of 1338 meters above sea level does have a uniqueness that offers the typical natural freshness of the mountains. Temperatures range between 10-24 degrees Celsius, always make the cold air becomes an integral part of its natural atmosphere. Moreover, this place often touched by rain in the evening.


Crater Queen does have a main attraction for any visitors. The main attraction, among other geologic activity. All day kepundannya always boil and remove acid gases sulfide (H2S) with strong odors. Sometimes these noises rumbling crater due to a blast of hot water vapor to form fog.
But not only that the attraction region of the crater which partially enter Cidahu, Sukabumi this. Cikuluwung watershed that crosses one kilometer crater that was offered another view. The water is so clear to make the river bed apparent. Greenish yellow color due to deposition of sulfur to make such a beautiful river bottom Cikuluwung enjoyed.

However, the beauty of the river bed is not the only decoy hearts of the visitors to spend their time in order to enjoy it. Another charmer is the water temperature was tepid. So the river is the main choice for visitors to soak. Moreover, the river water containing sulphide acid is believed to cure various skin diseases.

Although the Queen is still active crater, but did not disrupt the life of the plant vegetation in the region. Some plant species may in fact still alive, among them the plant Romogiling (Sceferra actinophylla). Shaped leaves are somewhat rounded tip. Vegetation is the dominant crop adorn the crater. While several other woody trees looked dead due charred by the activity of the crater. And as part of the natural forests of Mount Salak, Queen Crater was classified as a heterogeneous forest. So that natural air of coolness is very pronounced.

To go from Bogor Regency, you can take it from Simpang Cibatok. Next ride public transportation are available to take up to Sand Reungit or Mount Bunder. Meanwhile, if you want to Cidahu by public transport, stopping at Simpang Cidahu, from there to ride public transportation to the terminal and continue on to the camp Cangkuang with motorcycle taxi services.

On the first point, through Sand Reungit, distance and latency is not as heavy as the Mount Bunder or Cidahu. The distance between Queen Sand Crater Reungit about four kilometers can be reached by walking for two hours. Meanwhile, through the Gunung Bunder and Cidahu, the distance that must be taken as far as six kilometers and takes about three hours on foot.

If you like the adventure of nature, both these lines is probably the best. Because, while up and down the valley, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains in the region. Some tracks will even force you to climb the roots that dangle on the trail which is only three feet wide. However, with the weight of a track taken, it turns out this place is giving the beauty of Mount Salak forest atmosphere that is so beautiful.

Here you will find a lot of river flows that sometimes the water flooded the track taken. Chirping of birds, insects and sound denyit monkey forest, still often heard, when choosing this path. Meanwhile, the path of Mount Bunder in principle similar to the path through the sand Reungit. For the third mile from Mount Bunder, this path will meet at the intersection point Reungit Sand.

Beware of Pacet (leech). Because, like any area other natural attractions of Mount Salak, Queen Crater region has also become a comfortable place for life leech species that are often attached to a part of your body. If it is not always a routine check of the body, it is impossible not you going to be a target Pacet Pacet-attached and sucking blood. For that, a good idea to bring tobacco to cope with this Pacet attack.

24 March 2011

Raja Ampat Tourism, Most Wanted In West Papua

Raja Ampat in West Papua's remote location. This area stores a million beauty beneath the sea. Raja Ampat Marine tourism is recognized as one of the 10 best dive tourism in the world.
Enchantment under the sea and natural wealth, the mainstay of the Raja Ampat regency through competitive world of tourism in Indonesia and the world. This area is known as a center for tropical natural resources of the world's richest.

"We want to introduce to the world of Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat's marine tourism potential and opportunities have become a major world stage, "said Head of the Raja Ampat Marcus Wanma.
To introduce to the world, Raja Ampat to open call center in Bali. The reason, Bali as the main destinations of foreign tourists to Indonesia.



"Through our Bali and invite investors to introduce the world to the Raja Ampat," Marcus said.
Raja Ampat is a new district in Indonesia. Located in remote regions of West Papua is only seven years old. In fact, infrastructure is inadequate. To reach the Raja Ampat, travelers must fly to Sorong and then along the sea as far as 71 km to arrive in Raja Ampat.

Although still an early age, Raja Ampat foreign tourists can suck as much as 5 thousand people per year in 2009, 6 thousand people in 2010 and this year, is expected to further increase demand.

23 March 2011

Ring Road - Medan, Culinary Tourism

Medan is already renowned as one of the city "food paradise". Variants of food on offer is very diverse and affordable price also compared other cities in Indonesia. Want to what almost all the food available here, from the fields of spicy cuisine, noodles aceh, coto Makassar, empek-empek palembang, Indian curry, satay madura, noodles Java, kwe tiau, liang tea, poor meatball, seafood, coastal cuisine, Oriental food to Western food is also available.

A number of culinary center also exposed in various sections of the city suburbs to the city core. Call it the Freedom Walk, Pagaruyung, Warkop Sudirman, Peringgan Durian, Jalan Semarang Region - Strait Long, Castle Road, Regions Dr. Mansour, Asri Pines Boulevard Complex, Jalan Majapahit bika ambon ... and now the new culinary trend of concentration in the region are increasingly mushrooming Ring Road Field (especially the circular path of the intersection region Setia Budi, (Tanjung Sari - end of Road Ngumban Surbakti) - Across the Way, Way Black Crow (Sei Sikambing) up to the Dormitory Road, Helvetia.


When evening came, the culinary center of Ring Road began to throb with sidewalk hawker traders like young coconut, roasted corn, and meatballs are prepared lapaknya respectively. Kala dusk under dim golden mercury flirting, it was the culinary pulse faster and faster.

In some roasted corn booth kakai five already in operation, some young people without reluctantly began to enjoy the evening after work to hang out with friends or boyfriend. Young children might prefer berpasagan booths offering roasted corn is more relaxed atmosphere, private, and twilight. Taiwan roasted corn taste sweet, salty, or spicy enjoyed with a fresh young coconut water.

When young people choose roasted corn and coconut as the location of hanging out, then the visitors who married chose the restaurant for dinner. There is also a vote cafe or fast food like McDonald's or KFC. Indeed, along the Ring Road there are so many options sidewalk stalls, cafes and restaurants as laternatif. Variety of food was also very varied, ranging from authentic Indonesian cuisine to a foreign country can be found along many kilometers of track outside this circumference. Similarly, starting from the original food Padang, Java, Aceh, Makassar until the typical mainland India was not difficult to obtain. So is a unique kind of processed duck meal, chicken penyet, bandrek, noodles shake, chicken paste, grilled fish, steak, pizza to curry.

Ring Road will be more crowded as a Saturday night. would not be surprised if twisted café or restaurant more tempestuous. Some of the favorite locations of their customers seem crowded. Not only the servants who become busy, parking was no longer had time to sit down to rest because the flow out of the vehicle to various places of choice.

Yes, the Ring Road area in the last two years has become a favorite choice tongkrongan culinary enthusiast. Moreover, its location adjacent to one of the luxurious residential in the Taman Medan Setia Budi. Not to mention, this location became the main liaison with the central city suburbs whose allocation into residential areas.

Interestingly, since the beginning of its growth, in the afternoon at the Ring Road area seemed more crowded than the morning or afternoon. A phenomenon that ultimately change the Ring Road area into a new culinary area, shifting trends and tongkrongan hawker center from downtown to the suburbs.

Ring Road area adjacent to the residential area is like a pile of sugar that provoke ant colony. Now a new culinary trend shifts to the region. Area Ring Road to be an alternative expansion "new foods" that increasingly emphasize field position as a city with a very famous culinary tourism.
Ring Road might alone will endure as one of the culinary centers in Medan, an alternative hangout for the young, he probably would become a culinary icon of Medan. But it could have city plan will change the direction of the trend.

22 March 2011

Enjoying Lake OPI In Palembang

It feels incomplete without a stopover to Kilkenny and to enjoy the water attractions at Lake OPI, Jakabaring.

In the beginning, OPI Lake was created by the government of Palembang to PON activity in paddle sports. Length is about 517 meters and 200 meters wide. Now, Lake OPI prepared to screen sport and jet-ski for Asian sports events.

Trek screen built in Lake OPI this will be a separate tour later on when an international sporting event is held. But today, visitors can still enjoy the beauty of Lake OPI although there is no game or sports competition that was held.

OPI lake is relatively clean condition, and a selection of Palembang city teens to spend the afternoon and evening to enjoy the scenery around the lake. OPI Lake became one of alternative options besides water attractions Musi River in Palembang. Lake OPI also began ogled and crowded visited by tourists.
 

Stalls have been built around the lake, although his condition has not ordered a hundred percent well and still looks chaotic here and there, but from day to day from a lot of clean up and prepare ourselves to welcome SEAGames.

OPI Lake is an artificial lake, and construction is currently not depend on the budget but come from the investors. Conditions are more clear and organized, with a bid of more activities that can be done in Lake OPI. You can ride a boat around the lake, ride the water bikes, sail boats and rubber, banana boat, to try to ride a jet ski.

If tired of playing water sports, a row of stalls that offer pempek, roasted corn and coconut ice ready to serve you.

About the price you should pay, relatively cheap, because every game you can do with paying Rp. 15.000, (less than $2)- only. Want to try?

07 March 2011

Combined Beauty and Joy of the Sea Cuisine In Manado

Manado is the provincial capital of North Sulawesi is estimated that as many as 30 percent of the total population inhabit the coastal city of Manado, or DAS. The length of the coastline of Manado approximately 58.7 km and there are five major rivers that relate to the coast of Manado, the River Tondano, Malalayang, Sario, Bailang, Wusa or Paniki.

Tourism in the city of Manado is very exotic. Lots of options for tourists to relax and had fun tour. From natural attractions such as the Bunaken marine park, the beauty of beaches, entertainment people, shopping centers, up to a culinary tour, available in this city. The tourist beach lovers atmosphere near the city as a place of recreation, the city of Manado is the place. Charm of beautiful beaches can be seen from region to region Malalayang Boulevard is the center of town.

Malalayang has the charm of the beach area is quite beautiful. All around there are a number of cafes built on the waterfront. All of the cafe offers a variety of seafood with grilled fish as a main dish. Therefore, people call Malalayang grilled fish.

Culinary Tours

Another evening atmosphere in the Area Boulevard. Visitors can watch the panorama of nature with the island of Manado Tua in the middle of the ocean. As the sun began to slip into the western horizon, then the process of the Sunset can be seen clearly. Along with the setting sun, the area became crowded by the seller Bolevard food. They held wares in a number of tents on the outskirts of the beach. Dishes are available consist of: fried rice, meatballs, gado-gado, tinutuan, and others. The price is so cheap. The visitors can choose according to taste what he wanted.



Regions Bolevard seems to have become centers of culinary evenings in the city of Manado. The atmosphere is similar Losari in Makassar. Number of visitors who come to that place. In the past two decades, tourism activity rapidly grown into one of the economic mainstay of the city. Belle tourism city of Manado in North Sulawesi province is even Bunaken National Park, which by some people referred to as one of the most beautiful marine park in the world. Its location is only about 8 km from the mainland city of Manado, and can be reached in about 2 hours cause the National Park is easily visited. In addition there is the Museum District of North Sulawesi, and Monument (Memorial), Second World War.

Especially in the city of Manado, there are also several temples, one of which is Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the central city built in the early 19th century. Besides having the sights of interest, one of the benefits of tourism the city of Manado is its strategic location to attractions in the hinterland, in Minahasa, which can be reached within 1 to 3 hours from the city of Manado. Attractions include, Vulcano Area in Tomohon, Village Agriwisata Rurukan-Tomohon, mountains and Lake Panorama Tondano, Stone Pinabetengan and Waruga in Sawangan. Great tourism potential causes in the city of Manado tourism industry has been growing and developing, among others, characterized by sufficient number of hotel and other supporting facilities. Until late last year, there are additional hotel / lodging, travel agencies, restaurants and restaurants of various classes.

The economic crisis and national economic recession that hit the national business community, does not affect tourism in the city of Manado. From year to year, local and foreign tourists visit even increasing. They are still filled with curiosity at Manado Tua Bunaken Marine Park is located in the upper peninsula of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. This park has a vast 75,265 hectares of land and sea which continues to grow and be protected by the government of North Sulawesi. This marine park was inaugurated by the minister of marine October 15, 1991. Bunaken has at least 40 places that are rich in fish diving - tropical fish and coral reefs and more than 150 species from 58 genera and 3,000 species of fish swim in the area "Golden Triangle" of Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Indonesia. Biological Park is strategically located in the "triangle" is. North Park is situated next to the Sulawesi Sea that have a depth exceeding 19,800 feet. Park not far from Manado, approximately 5,000 feet (15 minutes from Manado Beach).

In addition to Park, there are other attractions that are named Watu Pinawetengan. This place is located in Minahasa. The object of the tour is a stone found in the District bergores Tompaso. By local residents bergores stone is known as watu pinawetengan. This stone is a natural boulders, so the irregular shape. On the boulder there are the scratches various man-made motifs. There were scratches that make the human image, resembling male genitalia, depicting female genitalia, and stripes motif and no apparent motive means. Experts suspect that the scratches are a symbol associated with supporting community confidence megalith culture, namely belief in ancestral spirits (ancestors) are considered to have supernatural powers so as to regulate and define human life in the world. Therefore, humans must perform certain ceremonies of worship for salvation or to obtain what is expected (such as good harvests, reject or expel distress disease) by using large stones as a means to worship them.

According to myth, the stone is a place where bermusyawarahnya leaders and community leaders Minahasa-Lumimuut Toar indigenous descent (ancestors of Minahasa people) in the past, in order to divide the area into six ethnic groups of tribes who belong to ethnic groups Minahasa. Until now bergores stones that have been found in Minahasa, new pinawetengan watu, contained in the working area Kawangkoan but can be regarded as an important finding and may be included as historical monuments, especially the cultural history of the Minahasa community.
Wow. Amazing tours in Manado area once, yes. Yuk busy-busy there!

04 March 2011

Semarang, Complete Tourist Destination

Many places in the city of Semarang, Central Java worth a visit. Various attractions, both natural, religious or culinary available in Semarang. Walking while enjoying the attractions in the capital of Central Java is the right choice in filling the holiday or refreshing the mind due to the piling activity.

One of the attractions of religion is the Great Mosque. Apart from places of worship, one of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia is used as a hotel, offices, and souvenir shops. The main building is the mosque is 99 meters high tower. The tower was built in accordance with 99 names of Allah.

Towers are often used to determine the beginning of Ramadan. Visitors who are interested to go up this tower had to pay Rp 3,000. On top of the tower, visitors can see the atmosphere of the city of Semarang through binoculars simply by inserting coins $ 500.

There is also a complex Pagoda Vihara Avalokitesvara in Buddhagaya Watugong. Buddhist place of worship was built in 2005. 40-meter high building and style of this Chinese architects established Indonesian Museum of Records as the tallest pagoda in Indonesia.




While culinary tourism one of them found in Kampung Laut, which is the largest floating restaurant in Semarang. Restaurant offers a variety of menus such as milkfish, sea village sauce, baby kailan cah, fruit salad and corn juice drinks. While eating, visitors spoiled the beautiful sea views.

Tours in Semarang district equally with the city. One of them is Joglo Hills Villa at the foot of Mount Ungaran. This area presents the rural atmosphere surrounded by beautiful because rice fields. Various joglo home here as well. One of them, house built 1822 in the village of Godong. Some of the furniture in it is still original.

Various facilities, such as swimming pools and galleries in this house. When entering the gallery, visitors can see various paintings, ceramics and antique pottery. Among other things, antique pottery found on the island of Java and Bali. There are also antique ceramics from Vietnam.

Visitors who want to reminisce to the Dutch period, it can be stopped at Ambarawa Railway Museum, the oldest museum of Dutch heritage. There are many types of locomotives, such as locomotives that operate in 1900. Locomotive speed 75 kilometers per hour is still wood fired.

Visitors can tour the streets with steam-powered locomotive to pay rent USD 3.25 million.
Once satisfied the streets, visitors can fill the stomach in the Public Eating Toen Mba. Typical food to offer this shop is pecel snail. Enjoyment snail fields could be supplemented with vegetables cabbage, sprouts, mustard greens and leaf clover.

There is also a village on Highway Banaran Coffee Bawen, Ambarawa. The various facilities offered in this area include swimming pool, tennis court, playground, camp, and the hall. Visitors can surround this region by using a train tour by paying Rp 4,000.

Not only see coffee plantations, visitors witnessed the beautiful natural scenery. Because visitors can see five mountains at once, ie, Cleft, Elephant Mungkur, Screen, Elomoyo and Merbabu. To close the trip down the coffee plantation, guests enjoy panoramic sunset while accompanied by a cup of coffee and a plate of fried typical.

28 February 2011

Test Your Guts With Awful Tourism In Bandung!

Bandung recently visited by many tourists, especially domestic tourists from Jakarta and other big cities in Indonesia. If we take a stroll on the weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will definitely find a breakdown of the streets in Bandung. Especially in areas that have shopping malls and food culinary alias.

For example Cihampelas roads, streets Riau, road Sukajadi, Setiabudhi road all the way to Lembang. Every Saturday night has been ascertained by several hotels packed with visitors. Good restaurants with international standards, as well as the nuances of rural and stall-stall food stalls open as in some landscaping, must be filled by the visitors. They come not only just to enjoy the freshness of the city of Bandung at night, but tourists as well as culinary and tourist shopping.

Indeed the city of Bandung has a special attraction when compared with other cities in Java. In addition to beautiful flowers and lush like a widow who always primp at night, is very attractive to tourists. But despite having a lot of tourism potential that has not been excavated, the tourists coming into the city of Bandung tend to do shopping and culinary activities.




It is undeniable is for natural attractions, the city of Bandung do not have it, but around it like Ciater, Ciwidey, Garut, Pangalengan and so forth can be reached from the city of Bandung is easier, because of the availability of transportation and road facilities are sufficient. The advantages of the city of Bandung itself is a sufficient amount of accommodation compared with other regions around it that has many natural tourist attraction.

Bandung is now better known as shopping and culinary attractions, but the beauty of the historic buildings can actually be something more to attract tourists both domestic and foreign. Management of promotional activities, especially not maximized to the existence of historic buildings with all this kemistikannya a tourist attraction on this one to be reduced.

Yet another potentially one that could attract tourists to come to Bandung City is a mystical tour, or who is more famous abroad with spooky tourism. Tourism potential this could be one other alternative for tourists, perhaps the proper segmentation is of special interest tourists.

This tourism potential of historic buildings in addition to having a wonderful attraction is seen also have something else, namely the mystical atmosphere of these historic buildings. We can see that other world phenomena through a mystical tour that could become a new tourist attraction.

Bandung city does have a lot of haunted places to support this tourism prospects. For example, the Postal Museum is located at the intersection of Jalan RE Martadinata Bandung Geology Museum is located at Jalan Diponegoro, the Statue of Father who was in the Garden of Maluku, Goa Goa Japan and the Netherlands in Dago, Gedung Sate, KAA Museum, Museum Mandalawangsit, school buildings 3 and SMA SMA Negeri 5 Bandung, rubber trees in SMA Negeri 2 Bandung, Villa Isola UPI Bandung on campus and so forth. All of them has its own mystical story that gives a sense of wanting to know more for people who are interested in knowledge about the supernatural.

Ambulance contained in the road Bahureksa-ever appointed to the big screen for public consumption about the mysteries contained in the Ambulance. Even home with Dutch architecture in the street Dayang Sumbi, never enter into terangker ten sites in the world. According to the story the old people in this house a massacre of all family members who live in the house, and until now the garage door can not be closed by anyone. There were even stories of parents who say that the tower and building Gedung Sate Isola UPI he was haunted like that.

Viewing the phenomenon kemistikan contained in these antique buildings, is not impossible that this could be used as a destination or a tourist attraction in the future. Until now it has not already been talking about it. Both officials who deal with tourism and the city of Bandung in West Java alone. Not impossible prospect of supernatural or mystical nature tourism may be something new for the tourists visiting the city of Bandung. It required careful planning and preparation.


Some friends who had visited Britain and Germany argued that there are old castles (castle), which he said many inhabited ghost, but the behavior of the tourists visited. They want to see on keangkerannya. Even among those who dare to staying, and pay. In fact there is a successful capture ghosts or creatures in the form of fine photo and video.

Perhaps this is a lesson for us, that many antique buildings which until now considered haunted because it is inhabited by a ghost or subtle creatures, seems to be a new kind of tourist attraction called the Mystical Tours or Ghost Tour. Not just aired on Uka-UKA events on television some time ago.

23 February 2011

Shopping In Pekanbaru Market

Market City Shopping Tour Down is Pekanbaru. Incomplete feel if a visit to Pekanbaru if not stopping or shopping at the Market Down Pekanbaru. People from outside Pekanbaru always making the lower market as one place to visit if you stop by the pekanbaru.

Down Market Pekanbaru including the oldest market in town of Pekanbaru, Pekanbaru is so Market under the traditional market. Pekanbaru Down Market is located on the edge of the Siak River and is close to Port, then in the bottom of this market is easy to get goods from abroad at low prices.

Once entry of these goods are not too strictly prohibited. Markets Down a favorite place to hunt for electronics goods from abroad.

But surely it's not just electronics, various household knick-knacks such as urns and sculptures are also available with various options.

As time went on, government regulations are increasingly stringent. Goods that used to be easy to enter, now can not anymore.



Pekanbaru city government did not want to market that are well known it becomes dead. And then pemko build a better market and make it as a tourist market in Pekanbaru city.

Now under Pekanbaru Market changed its name to Tourism Market, although people are more familiar with the name of the Lower Market. It must be acknowledged the steps taken are correct Pekanbaru City Government. Until now we still can be hunting goods from abroad at low prices in a certain way, so clever-pandailah.

Along with the growth of shopping malls in Pekanbaru, many people who expect that it will stay on the market by selling souvenirs typical of Pekanbaru that does not exist elsewhere. This is certainly going to attract the tourists to visit there.

So, do not forget to stop by, yes!

17 February 2011

Pasir Reungit, Fully Village Tourism

For those of you who love a challenge and adventure in the wild, it seems you need to visit a place of natural attractions in the northern city of Bogor, West Java. In this place, you will definitely experience another sensation of tourist trips, you've ever done so far.

Reungit Sand Village right at the foot of Mount Salak with a height of about 800-900 meters above sea level. To reach this place is not too difficult, because many of the city of Bogor city transportation you can use to get to the sights of this cool temperate enough.

Many of you can enjoy in this tourist sites, among which are several waterfalls, such as Cigamea waterfall, waterfall Thousand and ecotourism Crater Sand Queen besides Reungit also an ideal place for you to do camping, Out bound, even the Basic Education for organizations, because Reungit Sand has all the facilities for it, such as rivers, cliffs, forests and waterfalls.

But, of the many existing vehicle, Queen Crater which lies at an altitude of 1338 meters above sea level does have a uniqueness that offers the typical natural freshness of the mountains. Temperatures range between 10-24 degrees Celsius, always make the cold air becomes an integral part of its natural atmosphere. Moreover, this place often touched by rain in the evening.



Crater Queen does have a main attraction for any visitors. The main attraction, among other geologic activity. All day kepundannya always boil and remove acid gases sulfide (H2S) with strong odors. Sometimes these noises rumbling crater due to a blast of hot water vapor to form fog.

But, not only that the attraction region of the crater which partially enter Cidahu, Sukabumi. Cikuluwung watershed that crosses one kilometer crater that was offered another view. The water is so clear to make the river bed apparent. Greenish yellow color due to deposition of sulfur to make such a beautiful river bottom Cikuluwung enjoyed.

However, the beauty of the river bed is not the only decoy hearts of the visitors to spend their time in order to enjoy it. Another charmer is the water temperature was tepid. So the river is the main choice for visitors to soak. Moreover, the river water containing sulphide acid is believed to cure various skin diseases.


Although the Queen is still active crater, but did not disrupt the life of the plant vegetation in the region. Some plant species may in fact still alive, among them the plant Romogiling (Sceferra actinophylla). Shaped leaves are somewhat rounded tip. Vegetation is the dominant crop adorn the crater. While several other woody trees looked dead due charred by the activity of the crater. And as part of the natural forests of Mount Salak, Queen Crater was classified as a heterogeneous forest. So that natural air of coolness is very pronounced.

To go from Bogor Regency, you can take it from Simpang Cibatok. Next ride public transportation are available to take up to Sand Reungit or Mount Bunder. Meanwhile, if you want to Cidahu by public transport, stopping at Simpang Cidahu, from there to ride public transportation to the terminal and continue on to the camp Cangkuang with motorcycle taxi services.

On the first point, through Sand Reungit, distance and latency is not as heavy as the Mount Bunder or Cidahu. The distance between Queen Sand Crater Reungit about four kilometers can be reached by walking for two hours. Meanwhile, through the Gunung Bunder and Cidahu, the distance that must be taken as far as six kilometers and takes about three hours on foot.

If you like the adventure of nature, both these lines is probably the best. Because, while up and down the valley, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains in the region. Some tracks will even force you to climb the roots that dangle on the trail which is only three feet wide. However, with the weight of a track taken, it turns out this place is giving the beauty of Mount Salak forest atmosphere that is so beautiful.

Here you will find a lot of river flows that sometimes the water flooded the track taken. Chirping of birds, insects and sound denyit monkey forest, still often heard, when choosing this path. Meanwhile, the path of Mount Bunder in principle similar to the path through the sand Reungit. For the third mile from Mount Bunder, this path will meet at the intersection point Reungit Sand.

Beware of Pacet (leech). Because, like any area other natural attractions of Mount Salak, Queen Crater region has also become a comfortable place for life leech species that are often attached to a part of your body. If it is not always a routine check of the body, it is impossible not you going to be a target Pacet Pacet-attached and sucking blood. For that, a good idea to bring tobacco to cope with this Pacet attack.

12 February 2011

The Komodo Island History

This is the story about the dragon. Not just a legend, but it is really a dragon that still inhabit the islands of eastern Indonesia and the middle. Giant reptiles of the world has a reputation as a top predator in its class.

Since the first on the island of Komodo, the ranks of Flores Island, Indonesia, has emerged the story of a giant dragon. Many sailors who recounts that the dragon is more like a scary monster.
Large tail can knock down a buffalo with a single flick. Jaws were large and strong, to be able to swallow a wild pig in one motion. And from his mouth constantly spewing fire.

This story has circulated widely and could attract the attention of many people. But no one had ever dared to approach the island to prove it. Until finally in the early 1910s, came the report of the combat force the Dutch fleet, based in Flores about the mysterious creature allegedly "dragon" inhabit a small island in the Lesser Sunda Islands (now ranks of Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara).

Dutch military sailors gave a report that the creature is likely to be measuring up to seven meters long, with a giant body and mouth are constantly spewing fire. Lieutenant Steyn van Hensbroek, an official of the Dutch colonial administration in the region of Flores heard these reports and stories that surround the island of Komodo. He also planned a trip to Komodo Island.

After arming himself and took a team of trained soldiers, he landed on the island. After several days on the island, Hensbroek managed to kill a strange species.

He took him to headquarters and length measurements were taken that catch length about 2.1 meters. The shape is very much like a lizard. Animals were then photographed (documented) by Peter A Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens Bogor, Java. This is the first documentation of the dragons.

Ouwens interested in finding these strange animals. He then recruited a cunning hunter to capture specimens for him. The hunters managed to kill two dragons tail measuring 3.1 meters and 3.35 meters, plus the capture of two chicks, each measuring one meter below.

Based on the catch of the hunters, Ouwens conducted research and concluded that the Komodo dragon is not a flamethrower, but including the type of monitor lizard in the class of reptiles.

The results of this study later published in a newspaper published in 1912. In the news, Ouwens advise the name of the giant lizard Varanus komodoensis nickname instead of the Komodo Dragon (Komodo Dragon).

Realizing the significance of endangered species komodo, the Dutch government issued a regulation and protection of dragons and Komodo Island in 1915. Be region as the Komodo dragon conservation area.

Findings komodo dragon living legend, curious world. Several scientific expeditions from different countries take turns conducting research on Komodo Island.

 

Prehistoric Animals who Survived
After World War I, a scientific expedition designed to conduct research dragons. In 1926, the expedition led by W. Douglas Burden from the American Museum of Natural History with the most modern research tools, doing research for months.


The expedition which involves dozens of people were caught 27 animals dragons. They perform surgical anatomy and identification of species. From this first comprehensive scientific report on the Komodo dragon is made.

Described that the dragons have a large head and strong, has a pair of shining eyes, her skin was hard, thick and wiry. Having kelambir wrinkled skin under her neck.

The shape is similar to a lizard, with four big fat legs and tail are also a big fat long. Has 26 sharp teeth, each measuring 4 cm, has a forked tongue is bright red. If viewed from a distance, the tongue is extended to resemble a fire, because dragons are often stuck out his tongue like a snake.

Komodo also skilled hunters. He relies on the bite and poison the bacteria in his saliva to paralyz
e prey. He will follow prey that have been hurt for days, until finally died, then he ate it. As a carnivore and scavenger (scavengers), dragons are only found on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Gili Motang Owadi and Samiin. Komodo dragons are also known as a champion of animal swimming. That's how he was doing exploration on the islands around Flores.

Fossil
Meanwhile, in the mid-20th century, in Australia discovered fossils of ancient creatures that once studied very similar to the dragons. Based on carbon test, the fossil was believed to have originated from the period 60-30 million years ago. This means that dragons once inhabited mainland Australia in prehistoric times.

But, researchers are still puzzled by the relationship with the fossil Komodo dragons from Australia. Although the earth's geological history indicates that the former Australia and some islands of Indonesia is one plate, but the Komodo Island is estimated to form about 1 million years ago.

While based on research, prehistoric dragons are extinct at least 30 million years ago, prior to Komodo Island is formed. So, why dragons are found only on Komodo Island and its surroundings? Since when did inhabit the island of Komodo dragons? While it is never found traces of rawhide dragons elsewhere (except Australia). This is one mystery that demands further research.

Komodo Birth From "Virgin" Mother
Just 18 days ago, waiting zoologists at the zoo for Chester Zoo, Manchester, England, ended. A natural phenomenon that shocked the world of animal science. A female komodo dragons are still virgin, managed to lay eggs and hatch five of them.

Based on news reported by the Associated Press, Flora of the name-so-successful female dragons that gave birth to five baby dragons without the participation of the male inhabitants of the island of Komodo in the process of fertilization.


"Flora is very impressive, we were happy to know she is a mother and father of her babies," said Kevin Buley, curator of the zoo for the type of vertebrates and invertebrates.
In mid-January 2007, the eggs begin to break after eight-month period containing the peak occurring on January 23, 2007, with the birth of five Komodo dragons. While the two other eggs still dieraminya.

"Application of the conservation breeding program is very unusual, because it opens new avenues, where the animals can potentially be a colony on an island," Buley said.

"Females are able to swim across a new island, and then incubate the eggs, and then dating her male babies and sexually normal produce a new generation," he added.
DNA tests provide accurate evidence that the truly successful Flora gave birth to her child without the help of males.

Mentioned again, the size of the dragon babies is between 16 inches (40 cm) up to 18 inches (45 cm) and weigh between 3 ½ - 4 ½ ounces (100-125 grams).

Eating Crickets and Grasshoppers
The five children descent Flora the Komodo dragon is born in good health and only eat crickets and grasshoppers as food diet. This is consistent with the original life of dragons in the wild.
Based on scientific knowledge, while growing up, baby-baby Komodo dragons can reach lengths of 10 feet (3 meters) and weighs about 300 pounds (135 kilograms). If achieving this extraordinary measure, they will be able to eat round a pig or deer.

Well, a savage appetite in reptiles this explains why Flora is not allowed to be near her children. "There was no maternal instinct at self-dragons. So, it is natural to keep their children away from their mothers. Its mother will try to eat anything that came in front of his nose, "said Buley.
According to the data, about 70 species of reptiles including snakes and lizards known to reproduce asexually (without the associated sex) in a process known scientifically as parthenogenesis. However, the conception of virginity (virginity) Flora and other komodo dragon in April at London Zoo is the first documented.

Two conceptions of virginity was announced in September, which stated in a scientific paper in the journal Nature.

The inhabitants of Komodo Island
Komodo dragons are native to islands of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The island's most lots occupied by dragons are named according to the name of this animal when found in 1910, namely the island of Komodo (Komodo Island).

These giant lizards, including the nearly extinct animal, with a population of less than 4,000 wild birds. To protect the Komodo dragon, in 1980 agreed to form a conservation area in the form of Komodo National Park on Komodo Island and small islands around it.

Distribution and population of dragons in the past three decades is declining and increasingly threatened its existence, mainly due to hunting deer, as its main prey. Even the population on the island of Padar known to have been lost since the late 1990s, whereas in the early 1980s, the

Komodo dragon can still be found there. Attention and conservation of this species should be given in particular, because the population of dragons on the verge of extinction.
For some residents on the island of Komodo, these animals are considered more dangerous to humans than crocodiles, because the content of bacteria in their saliva that can cause severe infections.

Typically, dragons mating season occurs between June to July. In August, female dragons will dig a nest of birds nest mound former Coral (Megapodius Reindwardt) on the hill and nest hole in the ground, to keep their eggs which can reach 38 points. Eggs are usually guarded by its mother, but the new child born in February or March is not maintained, even frequently eaten.

Komodo dragons take five years to grow to the size of two feet and can live for up to 30 years. Entering the initial period of 4-5 years are sexually mature dragons.

19 January 2011

Dempo Mountain, South Sumatra; Green Cool Down the Stretch

A cup of Kawe (coffee) flavored typical Pagar Alam, beautiful natural scenery when morning on the porch Lodging Mountain Gare Pagar Alam, will captivate anyone who looked, walked, and climb the green carpet of tea gardens so fresh

Not yet satisfied the eye could see, the foot will be moved by stepping in between the tea plantation, looking for a nutritious tea parasite was on the sidelines of the tea bar, accompanied by the fresh cool morning and the sun began to sweep the ridge.
Mount Dempo which has a height of 3159 meters above sea level, is the highest area in South Sumatra Province. Travel for approximately 6 hours from Palembang to Pagar Alam also be an interesting experience. Entering the area to be enclosed by the nature of this mountainous, winding road to the valley and cliff on the edge of the road to welcome into the City of Pagar Alam.

Not only the beauty of Mount Dempo, a popular mountaineering route also became a byword among mountain climbers. "The challenges are varied, and a bonus point (flat) it a bit," commented the mountaineers from Java. Gurgling sound of water and various animal sounds of the mountain dwellers would accompany the climbers.

 


Set up camp on the expanse of the top trim, before seeing the crater Dempo, also the main attraction. Kawe sipping warm, near a campfire, sparkling city lights visible from that height.

Especially when the new year arrives, it will be filled stretch of climbers, whether they came from Pagar Alam, Palembang, South Sumatra and even from outside. Welcoming the new year at the peak of Merapi Dempo, seemed to have become a tradition. Dempo Mountains region has also become a tourist attraction as one of the mainstay. Rapid flow of the river in between the rocks also makes this very potential to be a place arum rapids.

Area which is 300 kilometers from Palembang is also loaded with ancient history attraction. The stones of ancient relics which was estimated to 2500 to 3000 this year are in some villages at the foot of Mount Dempo. Stone shape also varied, from the mortar, animals, humans, and there are also house-shaped stone. Megalith is what brings tourists from Europe often came to the mountains of Sumatra's highest mountain chain this.

Not yet exhausted the potential of tourism in Pagar Alam. Waterfall in the mountains is not yet fully developed, not even the possibility has not been found. As the discovery curub (waterfall) Pancur lately, a new beauty revealed.

After satisfying tourist interest in the natural charm of Mount Dempo. The tourists can visit a traditional market in downtown. Kudu, a typical weapon Pagar Alam society into the hands of your favorite fruit, in addition to coffee, tea, mistletoe tea, and avocado.

Pagar Alam city's determination to make tourism and culture is getting steadily with the introduction Visit Musi 2008. Coffee and tea-producing town since the Dutch colonial era was inaugurated as the city flower. Pages homes, schools, and city park filled with flowers. Flower show held in the town square every year.
Jarai seed center was not only planted orchid, chrysanthemum cultivation carried out there. Cultivation of cut flowers is a form of South Sumatra provincial government support to efforts to make the City as the city flower Pagaralam Earth Sriwijaya.

Tourism potential of this wealth was greeted friendly locals. They are ready to greet tourists, lodging repair services, roads extended and refined. Likewise the forest, with tree planting Bambang, maintained its sustainability

11 January 2011

Walking Past the Jakarta

Looking past not just the work of historians. The travelers also can take part and enjoy it through the rest of the remaining historical sites. Usually, this recreational event better if the information conveyed was accurate. However, troublesome in this country is not all that historical legacies are in prime condition. It is untreated, also forgotten its existence.

If you do not believe the phenomenon, let's for a while "looking for the wind" to the number Road Prince Jayakarta, Jakarta. In this area there are at least some historical sites that we can compare the value of history and current condition.

To begin with, we can take the start of the Zion Church. A relic of the Portuguese church that used to be called Portugeesche Buitenkerk. That is, the Portuguese church outside (wall) City. Because, until the early 19th century, there are still other Portuguese churches in the city.

Zion Church is located at the corner of this long road. Approximately three hundred meters from Station Beos, Cities walking toward Mangga Two, we'll find base road in corner left woke this church. Since the Church of Zion has been written in this newspaper, this t
ime telling us more about some other sites that can also be found in the White Rose Prince.

 


From the Church of Zion, a little farther down the road we saw Prince Jayakarta Toyota car showroom. In this place a few years ago there is a monument that a bit strange.
A whitewashed wall and on it placed a skull made of plaster. On this memorial wall text written in Dutch and Javanese.

This monument is deliberately created for a memento of the event of the death penalty against Peter Erberveld. According to Adolf Heukeun, observers Batavia history, Erberveld was a fairly educated.

He was descendant of a wealthy German who married a Thai woman. His parents, Peter Erberveld comes from the town of Elberfeld, which is now part of Wuppertal in the state of Nordrhein-Westphalen, Germany.

Peter Erberveld lot to do with local communities around Batavia. That said, he was already associated with the sons and daughters Suropati, who continue to fight Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) in East Java. He said he likes to share a small copper plate to admirers admirers as a talisman.

Time history that still remains can still be seen if you browse the White Rose Prince Street more inward. Not far from Zion Church at Jalan Gunung Sahari, after passing the railway flyover, we'll find a narrow alley.

On the front terpampang an information board. This is a sign that could lead to the tomb Raden Kartadria, Peter Erberveld friend who joined the Company executed.

Rather than Erberveld monument, the tomb is arguably more fortunate fate. Because sacred, conditions always preserved. Flowers fragrant scent permeates the entire building which covers protectors seven times seven meters. Ceramic floors are clean. Although located in a narrow alley, typical dense housing in the capital, the tomb of Raden Kartadria always visited by the pilgrims.

Exit the tomb Kartadria alley, about five hundred yards we will find Gang Youth. This narrow alley located on the left towards Jalan Gunung Sahari. In the past, "street rat" is called Gang Souw Beng Kong. Because in it there is the tomb of Souw Beng Kong, China's first lieutenant in Batavia.

According to David Kwa, observers of Chinese history, the tomb is "forgotten" once only during the New Order period and only be visited again after the reform took place a few years. Reportedly, exist plans refurbishment by Committee Restoration Sites Souw Beng Kong. In addition to renovated, the tomb also be developed into Park City and The Object of History and Culture Tourism. This idea received a positive response from many quarters.

In the 1930's Souw family cemetery is still surrounded by coconut trees are lush. The tomb was never restored by the Kong Koan (Chinese Officer Council) for the first time in 1909 and the second time in 1929 who was then under the leadership of Kim An Majoorder Chineezen Khouw (1875-1946).

Inscriptions in both Chinese and Dutch in both left and right sides of the bong-pie original, written by Kim An Majoor Khouw dated October 11, 1929, gave a brief history Souw Beng Kong and asserted that the bong-pie was renovated in the year above the cost of Kong Koan.

Souw Beng Kong (or Bencon, the Dutch text) is one important figure in the early development of the city of Batavia. He was born about 1580 in Banlek period (1573-1620) of the emperor in the district Tjong Sin Beng Tang-oa "(Tong'an), residency-ciu Coan (Quanzhou), province of Hokkien (Fujian), South China.

07 January 2011

Badut Temple, Malang: Amazing Heritage Tour

If you liked the tour's history, just come to Hamlet Badut, Karangwidodo village, Malang. There are temples Badut, one of the existing temple diKabupaten Malang as evidence of past glory. To get to the location is very easy because the microbus (public transportation) from the terminal Arjosari majors Tidar hung nearby, not far from housing Badut Permai.

Badut temple discovered by accident in 1921. The first person who reported the existence of the temple is a serving controller Maurenbrecher BB (Civil service in the colonial period) in Malang. When the temple was closed Badut bushy plants. Excavations and investigations started in 1925 and ended in 1926 with back coaching efforts.

In his native state of Badut Temple surrounded by a concrete wall and three small chapel on the front that everything is lost, only the former base. In addition there is a statue that according to the custom layout that is north of the temple of Durga Mahisasuramarni, Ganeca east, south Ciwa Teacher, Nandicwara Kala, and Ling. What is here is currently living statues of Durga and Ciwa Guru, while another statue was gone. In the main room there is the yoni. Badut temple roof can not be rebuilt because many stones are missing.





There are specific signs that indicate that this temple is one of the oldest temples in Java with a decoration in temples Badut form when makara decoration on the gate. His style is similar to the temples in Central Java, decoration when not using the lower jaw, is different as is generally found on the temple in East Java.

Kinnaras and Kinnari decoration on the temple stairs, in the form of a human head shaped ornament bodied birds. Flower decoration on the temple walls are similar to the temple Sewu Kalasan and temples in Central Java. There is no relief or other decoration on the temple walls of the temple tells about the Badut.

Judging from the style of the temple there are similarities between the style of temple building in Java Temgah especially with the Dieng temple complex. One, between the main room of the temple and the face are connected by long covered porch. Two, large-sized master bedroom wall and 3.67m 3:53 (temple in East Java has a smaller size). Three, there is a symmetrical arrangement of the floor plan of the temple in accordance with the temple in Central Java. Four, the composition of the base of the temple Badut simple shape and height.

There is one thing that is still being debated because there is no clear evidence. In the eighth century there was a kingdom named Kanjuruhan whose center around Malang and stand on its own. Wise king named Devasimha who has a son named Gajayana.
Gajayana have a daughter named Uttijana. King Gajayana create a temple for the Maharsi (Agatsya) are respected and revered in the form of sculpture that was placed in a temple (probably temple Badut now). One thing that diakai for connecting temples to the royal Kanjuruhan Badut is Badut.

According to the inscription Dinoyo, King Gajayana also named Liswa in Sanskrit means a badut (pelawak_. Privileges Dinoyo inscriptions written in Sanskrit or ancient Java, no longer letters and numbers Pallawa year Condra Sangkala arranged in the form of which reads: Nayana Vasurasa = 628 saka = 760M .

Inscription is the biggest role in the historical source of a great empire that ever existed in Kanjuruhan Nalang Badut besides temples, temple Besuki (only a base and a statue Agtsya, situated near the temple Badut), and the discovery of local statues. Well for you who likes to surround the history you must visit this place to broaden the history of the past.

06 January 2011

Hoga Island, Southeast Sulawesi: The Paradise of Marine Life Research

If we had time to brothels in the area southeast of Sulawesi, do not forget visit Kaledupa Hoga Island, Wakatobi Islands. In addition to dive for the sake of research, we can also stop in the old mosque, which has a unique stone bearing the Prophet Muhammad in the center of the building.
Wakatobi is a collection of islands named Perfume-scented, Kaledupa, Tomian and Binongko, actually formerly named Tukang Besi Islands. In 1996, the island's newly inaugurated a marine national park in hopes to be a nature conservation area for its function as a life support system.

In addition to Kaledupa and Hoga Island (not far from Kaledupa), in fact many other parts of Wakatobi which has the potential of this amazing tour. Such as fragrance-scented, with a capital of Wanci, a more complete amenities. If the problem of diving, Binongko and Tomian may be more intense sound. Even so, beautiful sea resorts Hoga Island Kaledupa with her was not exactly lost.

Hoga Island is considered a paradise for researchers ocean biota. In an area filled with white sand and coconut, it's true for every lover's dream island ocean. In fact did not stop, Sudomo, a former minister of the New Order era was revealed not to die first, before looking at this island.
When arrived at the port only. It feels magisme beauty of this island. Sea water looks clear, causing the shadows when a fish passes. Bekejaran bring eyes fight with white soft sand yellow, dim sunlight.



Some sellers of coconut visible smile. Not disturbing, or no intention to it, like merchants in other tourist spots. All was quiet, comfortable, cool breeze blowing gently interrupted.
In June through August, the island of Hoga normally be filled with tourists and researchers from various countries are also local areas. They usually will soon fall into the ocean full of varied marine life that is very challenging to study.

On the island of Hoga will find the inn that looks a lot like traditional houses Buton. When viewed at a glance the houses like the house unoccupied. There is a possibility Owners are not locals or leased. The question was not answered immediately how long, when we met with one of pengusurus inn.

For domestic tourists, the inn is pegged at Rp. 25,000 a day, with two bedrooms and facilities clean water every day. But for foreign tourists lodging-inn set prices more expensive than usual prices, especially during winter-time visit.

Two days later, after enjoying the white sand and ocean Hoga. Do not forget took a look at life in Kaledupa. Apparently the people there very religious. They always mention an old mosque in the village of Ollo. They said the mosque was very bertuahnya, situated on a hilltop, and is the only legacy of their ancestors.

By driving a pick up a lot of milling about there. Visitors can reach the magic power of the hill where the mosque is located. But do not be surprised if you get a little strange views of the surrounding people, because they are not accustomed to seeing pengnjung carrying bags and cameras. Not too long climb and then we'll find a mosque with the foundation rock of all, with the dominant color green.
To get into this mosque, we should bow first, due to the small door to go inside. Then lay the floor area with the old pulpit at the ends. And hides too surprised if you hear the explanation guard the mosque that the pulpit has been there since the mosque was built in 1401.

If we walk towards the middle of the mosque, we will see a stone bearing the name of the Prophet Muhammad in nature. Somewhat obscure indeed, but can be guessed when we looked up. Because of the above, between sheets of white cloth worn, printed Arabic characters inscribed Allah and Muhammad.

05 January 2011

Lake Tolire, Maluku : The Beautiful and Unique Lake

If your visit to Ternate, North Maluku, is not complete if taking the time did not stop at the tourist attraction of Lake Tolire. The lake is located about 10 km from the central city of Ternate, in addition to the unique shape also has an interesting legend.

Lake Tolire be under the foot of Mount Gamalama, the highest volcano in North Maluku. The lake itself consists of two pieces. Local people call it the Great Lakes and Lake Tolire Tolire Small. The distance between them is only about 200 meters.

From both these lakes, the Great Lakes Tolire has its own uniqueness. This lake resembles a giant pan. From the top to the edge of the lake water surface with a depth of about 50 meters and a width of about 5 hectares. While the depth of the lake itself is so far unknown. Until now no one has measured the depth of this lake. But according to ancestral stories, miles deep and deal directly with the sea.

Tolire Great Lakes had a variety of freshwater fish live in it. However, local residents no one dares to catch fish or bathe in the lake. They believe that the lake where the water is yellowish brown, the crocodile inhabited by many demons.


nother uniqueness of this lake is that throw something into the lake, however the strength of the throw by using stone or other object, for example, will never touch the water of the lake. And when the throw from the edge of the lake, the lake looks under the feet of the thrower. Perhaps those who first visited the lake, would not believe the facts.
However, they may try to throw it after buying the stone that many are sold in the lake at Rp 1,000 for the five seed stone. So far, no one was able to throw the stones to touch the surface of the lake water.

According to local residents, many treasures are stored at the base of the Great Lakes Tolire. This treasure belongs to the people when the Portuguese ruled the Sultanate of Ternate Ternate the 15th century. Community Ternate was a lot of waste of valuable property into the lake so as not deprived of the Portuguese army.

There was no particular agency or party that specifically investigate the correctness of the recognition that society. But some time ago, a member of the Mobile Brigade by using sonar to detect objects on the bottom of the lake. The result, indicated there is a substance-metal benada 'dwells' in the bottom of the lake

Lake Tolire Large and Small Tolire, according to local stories, used to be a village where people live in prosperity. The village was later condemned to the lake by the ruler of the universe, because one of his father in the village were knocked up her daughter alone.

When father and daughter who dihamilinya it will escape out the village, the land suddenly dropped where they stood and turned into a lake. Great Lakes Tolire believed to be the place of the father. While Tolire Small Lake is believed to be where the girl.

To visit the Lake Tolire Tolire Large and Small, is not difficult. To reach it only takes about 10 minutes from downtown Ternate, using a chartered car Rp 250,000 per day, or hire a motorbike motorcycle taxis with fare of Rp 10,000 per hour.

When you visit the Great Lakes Tolire, many other attractions to be enjoyed, such as the beautiful panorama of Mount Gamalama peak, a number of relics of the Portuguese fort and eat Babullah Sultan, Sultan of Ternate, the most famous - who are on the road to the lake.

In addition, `we` can also enjoy the beauty of white sand beach Sulamadaha, located only about three kilomerer of Tolire Great Lakes. From here, visitors can also hire a boat to fish or go diving panaroma see the beauty beneath the sea around the beach.