Who says North Sulawesi only famous with beaches and underwater beauty? The province is also rich in other natural beauty, one of Lake Linow in Minahasa. The lake is unique because it looks colorful.
Lake area of ??34 acres is a favorite location of the local community. In addition to the colorful lakes are beautiful, too beautiful natural surroundings. Grouse birds (some call it wild duck) flying low with occasional swim in the water.
So what makes this lake has several different colors? Apparently the lake is divided into two sides. One side has high sulfur content, while the others are not. Sulfur content, coupled with the effects of sunlight can make the lake as if it has a different color.
Since 2006 the private sector to build a park on the lake – to Rp 25,000 entrance fee per person. The price includes coffee and coconut cake offered by the management. Taman the edge lake largely composed of grass who manicured neat, the place sit-sit, as well as the cafe.
A walkway was built in the suburbs for visitors who want to take a walk, and for those who want to exercise run.
The visitors usually sit on the edge of the lake while enjoying views of the turquoise Linow. On the other hand looks whitish blue color. From the other side of the lake look different colors depending on the viewer’s point of view.
Other animals are also attracted by the local insects called sayok or commodities. Winged insects that live in water are also often caught for consumption.
All around lake overgrown with fir tree needle and flower shoes multicolored. There are also a variety of other flowers that I did not know his name.
One caveat, at the edge of the lake there is often a mound of mud, you should stay away. In addition, sometimes the smell of sulfur is also sharp. If there is a fairly strong breeze wafted the smell from a distance.
On the right side of the lake there is a damaged building that seems intended as an Information Center for Geothermal and Geowisata Tomohon. Actual construction of such an office is a good initiative, unfortunately unfinished building, and somehow let it alone.
The lake is located in the Village Linow Lahendong, Tomohon. If want to visit this lake is the most ideal car hire due to visit several attractions as well. When you want to save, you can ride public transit from Terminal Tomohon, but must continue the journey by walking about 700 meters.
From the city of Manado only takes about 45 minutes to reach the lake.
In the area you are also a few interesting sites to be visited. One of them is Woloan, in where you can see the the manufacture houses on stilts typical Minahasa. There are also village Pulutan, industrial pottery.