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Sabtu, 04 Desember 2010

Tolire Lake

Posted by Adrx Travel On 23.30 No comments

Tolire Lake is a lake located in Ternate, North Maluku. The lake is located about 10 km from the central city of Ternate, in addition to the unique shape also has an interesting legend. Lake Tolire be under the foot of Mount Gamalama, the highest volcano in North Maluku. The lake itself consists of two pieces. Local people call it the Great Lakes and Lake Tolire Tolire Small. The distance between them is only about 200 meters.

From both these lakes, the Great Lakes Tolire has its own uniqueness. This lake resembles a giant pan. From the top to the edge of the lake water surface with a depth of about 50 meters wide and about 5 hectares. While the depth of the lake itself is so far unknown. Until now no one has measured the depth of this lake. But according to ancestral stories, miles deep and deal directly with the sea.

Tolire fresh water in the Great Lakes is home to various kinds of fish. However, local residents no one dares to catch fish or bathe in the lake. They believe that the lake where the water is yellowish brown, the crocodile inhabited by many demons.

Another uniqueness of this lake is that throw something into the lake, however the strength of the throw by using stone or other object, for example, will never touch the water of the lake. And when the throw from the edge of the lake, the lake looks under the feet of the thrower. Perhaps those who first visited the lake, would not believe the facts.

However, they may try to throw it after buying the stone that many are sold in the lake at Rp 1,000 for the five seed stone. So far, no one was able to throw the stones to touch the surface of the lake water.

According to local residents, many treasures are stored at the base of the Great Lakes Tolire. This treasure belongs to the people when the Portuguese ruled the Sultanate of Ternate Ternate the 15th century. Community Ternate was a lot of waste of valuable property into the lake so as not deprived of the Portuguese army.

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