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Top 8 Beautiful Crater Lakes on Earth

There are few factors that can contribute to the creation of crater lakes such as, a meteorite, explosion cashed by human and volcanic activity. Following the crater formation, rain, groundwater circulation, or melted ice fill in the crater with water and creates a crater lake. Here are our selections of 10 amazing crater lakes on earth that become marvelous places to visit.

Albertine Rift, Africa

Volcanic explosion becomes the main reason that responsible for this crater lake development. Encircling this crater are some of the highest mountains found in Africa.

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Mount Mazama Crater Lake, USA

This marvelous Crater Lake is located in Oregon, US. It is considered as the deepest lake in the US with a 1,949ft depth! This lake is filled up by rain and snow that give this lake fresh water source.

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Heaven Lake, China, North Korea

Located in the Baekdu Mountain on the border of China and North Korea, this majestic Crater Lake was known first formed due to a volcanic explosion. It is now around 699 feet deep and the water turns to ice if you visit in October-May.

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Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador

VEI-6 explosion 800 years ago caused the formation of this gorgeous Crater Lake. This mystic lake is now 820ft deep and promotes amazing view with greenish hue in light of the dissolved minerals in the water. Hot springs and fumaroles are also present on the lake.

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Kelimutu Crater Lake, Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island in Indonesia has 3 different crater lakes, one is a dazzling blue, while the other two are between red and green. All three crater lakes come from the same volcano, and why they have different colors is still a mystery.

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Deriba Crater Lake, Sudan

Exploded 3,500 years ago, The Jebel Marra Volcano formed this majestic crater lake in southern part of Sudan. There is a dormant volcano beneath the crater.

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Crater Lake Okama, Japan

Northern Honshu region has many active. Okama Crater Lake is loated in the central volcano. This Crater Lake changes colors with the weather, so, by the locals, this lake is also called as “Five Color Pond.” A volcano eruption in 1720 made this 200ft deep Crater Lake.

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Crater Lake Mount Ruapehu– New Zealand 

Mount Ruapehu is the most active (and largest) volcanoes in the world. The deep crater lake in Mount Ruapehu lies at the center of the 3 peaks.

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Great Adventure in the Mount Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Aceh is a region in Sumatra, Indonesia. The region is known well be people in the entire world in 2006, the year of Tsunami which collapse the region. However, only few of them know the greatness of Mount Leuser National Park in South East Aceh. Since the land is in the tropical country of Indonesia, so many tropical fruits can be found, such as mango, rambutan, durian, avocado, orange, papaya, and guava. The region is also famous with the great production of world-class coffee and tobacco. All those fruits and coffees spoil the visitors.

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The Mount Leuser National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. It is 7,927 square kilometer located in the northern tip of Sumatera. The park covers mangroves, beach and swamp forest, lowland rainforest, moss forest, and up to subalpine forest. You will found so many hidden paradises which are kept very well. Except the wonderful landscape, you will also find so many unique species, around 130 species. This experience and adventure are so priceless. You possibly never meet some of them before. They are including mysterious Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinos, Siamang monkeys, macaques, clouded leopards, reptiles, fish, and around 325 species of birds. It seems that there will not be any dull moment for you to visit such national park by considering how rich the plantation and the animals there. You can feel like you are in Africa but, at the same time, you can feel the distinctive characteristic of Indonesia in such national park.

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In addition, the Mount Leuser National Park also has a small friendly village to visit, Ketambe. In this small village, you will feel and enjoy a different way of live. After having a great adventure in the jungle with so many mysterious animals and landscape, having rest in the village is such a good idea. The other small village is called as Angasan. This village is the starting point to go hiking to the peak of Mount Leuser. It will take for about 10 to 14 days. The recommended visiting time is from June to October. See and visit the paradise of the 2006 Indonesian Tsunami Island!

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Check Travel Tips to Visit Baluran National Park, East Java

All people like to visit new place because they like to see new and learn about new things. For all of you who often travel to best shopping venues in the world such as in Singapore or in other places in Europe, it is good for you to try challenging holiday. You can close to the nature and enjoy nature in unique way. You who are living Indonesia never need to visit Africa to see the similar view in Africa. You just need to go to Baluran National Park and then you can see stunning view that you never expect before. It is good for you to know more about this park first before you go to this place.

What is Baluran National Park? It is a name of natural preservation that you can visit in East Java. This national park occupies more than 27,000 hectares and you will not only see land but you can enjoy the stunning view of sea. This conservation area is completed with natural savanna desert. That is why you never need to go to Africa or other countries to see savanna. In East Java you can find Savanna too. This national park not only offers you with stunning view of savanna but you can see seasonal forest, mountain forest, mangrove forest, beach forest, and some other things. Most tourists who come to this place like to see the perfect view of non active mount, Baluran. It is 1,247 meters high of mountain. What you can see and do in this national park?

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There are some attractions that you can see in this national park. You can watch wild buffels when they are drinking and also bathing. It will become once in your life experience. You can also see wild bulls, antelopes, and also deer closer. You still can see panthers, wild boars, wild cat, komodos, and also lots of species of birds such as peacocks, jungle fowls, and also uli-uli. You who like to introduce your kid to new and challenging holiday must bring them to this national park too.

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This national park is near with Ijen crater, next interesting destination to visit. When the best time to visit Baluran National Park? You better visit this national park in between March to August but if you like to see fight between deer, you can come in July. You can reach national park from Surabaya and it takes 6 hours.