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Lake Tolire Besar

Inside an extinct volcanic crater, Ternate, Indonesia
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The Magic of Ternate

I was here during the "baronda" when my ojek (guide-acting) driver took me to this site. The roads... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Interesting spot

View to the lake is very interesting. You can enjoy it while eating and drinking at warungs there... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“young coconut” (3 reviews)
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Inside an extinct volcanic crater, Ternate, Indonesia
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was here during the "baronda" when my ojek (guide-acting) driver took me to this site. The roads to Lake Tolire Besar was all good. The site was all magical, mystical, and bringing the calm you might need while the breeze coming up to your...More

Thank EnigmaNebula
Reviewed 12 June 2017

View to the lake is very interesting. You can enjoy it while eating and drinking at warungs there. You can also buy a small bag of stones and try to throw it to the lake. People says that the stone will never land into water.

Thank Wardono
Reviewed 1 May 2017

When i visit this lake tolire again on Apr'17, i was surprised and amazed by how they make a nice touch and change to this place. previously i visited this lake tolire place in 2007 and the change which noticeable and positive are now there's...More

Thank Zaenal A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The entrance is high above the lake, and there doesn't seem to be a path down to the water, but there are a number of places selling young coconut and grilled corn and the views are spectacular. If you have a few hours im sure...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

a pretty green lake with attraction of throwing rocks that you can buy from kids around the gate. it also surrounded by stalls offering you young coconut. so good with cheap price.

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Tolire Great with mountain view background Gamalama, Ternate .. #wonderfulIndonesia 12 km south of the city of Ternate .. Although the atmosphere here a little bit mystical and intriguing really want to always look to the direction of the surface of the green water, tp...More

Thank tridanuw
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Well, it's a beautiful picturesque lake. Not much to enjoy but still it's another beautiful place to enjoy Mt. Gamalama from faraway. If you wanna stay longer, there are many warungs that serve snacks and drinks. Btw, it's also the biggest habitat for birds in...More

Thank Jeanne E
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Right at the slope of mount Gamalama, this caldera lake known for its magical white-alligator and stone throwing.

Thank Farano_Gunawan
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The history of the lake is interesting. There are lot of kids selling rocks as the myth here whenever you throw the rock it wont never reach the lake..try and find yourself. Its a must-visited!

Thank merry w
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Gam Jaha is the local name for the sunken village or is the lake name due to the myth of a cursed father who committed adultery to his own daughter. Because of the curse, the village was sunk to become an unmeasurably deep lake while...More

Thank 348wisnup
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