Crater is a part of mountain or plateau; usually it was created by the volcano or earthquake in the past. By those natural accidents, the mountain or sometimes plateau became craters or sometimes it became lakes which for many centuries created the unique ecosystem for many habitats and it become tourism attraction because of the beauty scenery of the crater itself. Indonesia has many mountains with great craters on it that is why there are many visitors every year in Indonesia just want to look the beauty of crater. Here are the top 10 craters you should see in Indonesia.
Tangkuban Perahu is one of the Indonesian mountains, located in Bandung, West Java. Tangkuban Perahu has 2.084 meter above the sea. It has the tourism attraction like the Tangkuban Perahu’s crater which is interesting to be seen, beside crater, in Tangkunban Perahu also has many hot spring spots.
Dieng is a plateau located in Wonosobo, Central Java. This plateau is located between two mountains; those are Sindoro Mountain and Sumbing Mountain. Dieng has many craters on i, there are Sibateng, Sikidang, Sileri, Sinila and Timbang crater. Those craters have its unique character that is interesting to be discovered.
Basically Toba Lake is a crater in the first time it was created, it was created by the cause of volcano and earthquake thousand years ago, and then by the time, this crater filled with water and became a lake. Toba Lake is located in Medan, North Sumatera.
Batur is a lake which is located in the complex of Batur Mountain in Bali. Batur lake is a crater created with the same accident like happened in the Toba Lake thousand years ago.
Segara Anak Lake
Segara Anak Lake is located in Lombok; it is still in the same location of Rinjani Mountain. Because of the eruption of Rinjani Mountain, it created the crater around the Rinjani Mountain, and Segara Anak Lake is one of them, a crater became a lake.
Kelimutu Lake is located in Kelimutu Mountain, East Nusa Tenggara. There are three crater lakes located in this mountain, and recognized as the nine nature wonder of the world, because those three crater lakes make three different colors like red, blue, and green and those colors can be changed any time.
Ijen crater is located in East Java. Ijen crater is the largest Crater Lake in East Java, located in Ijen Mountain. The color of Ijen Crater Lake is very amazing; it is colored in fresh green with poisonous water.
Maninjau Lake is a crater lake created by the volcano eruption. Maninjau lake is located in West Sumatera, it has 99,5 Km2 width with 495 meter depth. The scenery around the Crater Lake is very pure natural.
White crater is located in Patuha Mountain, in West Java. Katuha Mountain is a active mountain in West Java, and long time ago the eruption created White Crater. It is called White Crater because the color of the Crater and the water on it is pure white because of the sulfate reaction.
Bratan Lake is located in Bali. Bratan Lake is located in the Bratan Mountain, Tabanan. The width is about 4 km2. This Crater Lake was created by the Bratan Mountain thousand years ago. It is famous with the fresh air surrounds the lake and great nature surrounds the lake.