Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Tolire lake is located in Ternate, North Maluku. The lake, is not for from hotel. Which is located about 10 km from the center of Ternate.
In addition to its unique shape also has interesting legend stories. Lake Tolire is under the foot of Mount Gamalama, the highest volcano in North Maluku.
The lake itself consists of two pieces. Lake Tolire Besar and Lake Tolire Kecil. The distance between the two is only about 200 meters.
History and stories about Lake Tolire. Long time ago, in a small village, a father impregnated his own daughter and causing God fury.
God cursed the father and his daughter-the form of big Tolire Lake reflected the fathers figure and the Small Tolire Lake reflected his daughter. Other myth about the lake, local people believe that the lake is the house for many invisible crocodiles.
This Tolire Lake is reachable by bus or Ojeg (rented bike) depend on the mode of travel (if you manage your travel individually/couple, you better take ojeg, otherwise, for those who wish to travel in a group, hiring bus would be perfect).
Tolire lake stated in the deep crater of Mount Gamalama, the highest mountain in North Maluku with highest peak is 1715 m above sea level.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The relaxing and oozing view of Gamalama mountain, the crystal clear water of the lake, the luscious green view of the forest, the enchanting sounds of chirping birds and the lovely smile of Ternates people, all bounding together make this place glowing with beauties.
After an extraordinary experience at Gamalama Mountain and Tolire Lake, dont forget to visit other places of interest which located near by the lake. Make sure you dont miss these:
- Sultan Baabullahs grave
- Old forts as the legacy of Portuguese
- Small Tolire Lake
- Ngade lake
- Sulamadaha Beach
- Gamalama market
- If you are not tired enough, found your self in Saturday night pub crawl and count 1-2-3 step for the POCO-POCO (line dancing focused on food-step)
The journey to The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
Access to go to Tolire Lake:
- Take an airplane from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport flight toward Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar (it takes you 3.45 hours). Dont forget to have SARABA in the airport (SARABA is local beverage)
- Take 30 minutes flight from Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to Sultan Baabullah Airport, Ternate.
- You are getting close to Tolire Lake and Gamalama Mountain. Be patient during 10 km trip by hired-bus, about US$28
- For individual traveler, use ojeg (rented bike drives by owner), costs Rp. 10.000,-/hours
You can acces the lake using hired bus if you wish to travel in a group, while “ojeg” will be the perfect choice for individual traveller.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited The Beautiful and Historic Tolire Lake, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
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