Helloindonesia – The topography of Tomohon City which is flanked by two mountains namely Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu makes this area feel so cool. The nature is beautiful with the main dish panoramic views of the mountains and hills. Flowers thrive around this area so that Tomohon is nicknamed the City of a Thousand Flowers. One of the leading tourist destinations in this area is Lake Linow, a beautiful lake that exudes the beauty of 3 colors.
Located 30 km from Manado City or takes about 1 hour drive, Lake Linow can be reached 3 km to the west from Tomohon City. During the trip, we are presented with a green view of the hills overgrown with large trees. Mount Lokon which is still active is also a panorama presented here. Having an almost perfect triangular shape, this mountain seems to spoil the eye with the green trees.
The smell resembling rotten eggs hit the nose as soon as we arrived at the Linow Lake area. This aroma comes from the smell of sulfur that spreads around the lake. It is said that this sulfur is the remnant of the eruption of Mount Mahawu which occurred hundreds of years ago.
The word Linow is taken from the Minahasa language, namely waxan which means a gathering place for water. In this lake, we can see the color of the water that can change color to green, blue and brownish yellow. Changes occur because of the sulfur elements that are buried in the lake and the refraction and reflection of sunlight which causes the color of the water in Lake Linow to change.
Come in the morning when the air is still clean. Because at that time the most appropriate time to enjoy the beauty of Lake Linow. Silence and calm become the atmosphere that can be obtained. In addition to beautiful beauty, the weather in the lake area is also very cool.
Strolling on the shores of the lake is an activity that can be done in this lake. But visitors do not try to swim. High sulfur content can make the body injured and fatal.
Visiting Lake Linow is relatively cheap. Visitors only need to pay Rp. 25,000 to be able to enjoy the beauty of this lake. Not only that, here visitors will also get a cup of tea or coffee. However, if the cost is large enough, go down a little to the shop at the bottom, where tourists only need to pay Rp. 5,000 and can immediately enjoy the beauty of Lake Linow from the shore.
Visiting this lake is a very pleasant experience. Looking at the beauty of the natural lake that is presented and then capturing it in the camera becomes a memory that may not be forgotten here. The beauty and serenity of Lake Linow deserves to be remembered forever.