Lake Kerinci - Lake Caldera Highest in Southeast Asia
Lake Kerinci is located on Mount Seven (Gunung Tujuh), which is the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia. Besides the existence of Lake Kerinci, which is the second largest after Lake Toba in North Sumatra. And there are several other small lakes with a unique natural beauty. Lake grouse with pristine nature gives a different touch
Seven Mountain Lake is a caldera lake formed by volcanic activity in the past. At an altitude of 1996 m above sea level, this lake is the highest lake in Southeast Asia. The lake is often covered in fog with an average temperature of 17 0C. Lake Area of 960 ha with a length of ± 4.5 km and width ranging from 3 km. The lake is surrounded by seven mountains, the Upper Mount Tebo (2525 meters), Mount Hulu Sangir (2330 m), Madura Iron Mountain (2418 m), Mount moss-covered various types of mosses (2350 m), Mount Basil (2230 m) , Mount Jar Bake (2469 m), and Mount Seven (2735 m).
Seven mountain lakes known as Lake Kerinci Sakti by the community. Lake water always looks clean even the leaves were not found although there are many fallen trees on the edge of the lake. According to the people around strange events occur frequently, such as the weather changes suddenly. At the opening of the lake, one of the workers told the host that the boat spinning in the middle of a lake with no obvious cause.
Communities around Lake Mountain Seven believes that inhabited by human beings in the form of subtle, named "Lbei Way" and "Saleh Sri Waiting" with some of his followers in the form of a tiger.
Seven Mountain Lake is a source of livelihood for some villagers. There are several huts alongside a lake that is used by fishermen as a residence. Everyday the fishermen catch fish by boat and fish trap, fish trap morning mounted in the middle of the lake later in the afternoon fish trap is removed.
Used boats made of one whole logs with diameters ranging from 30-40 cm, and then by working in such a way round this wood shaped like a boat. Used by the fishermen fish trap made of bamboo strips woven. This fish trap tied on the middle rope, at the end of the rope tied around the bottle (a type of bottle Aqua) and stones at the other end as a weight.
The lake is situated in the village of Kayu Aro Pelompek District with a distance of ± 56 km from the River Full. To enjoy the beauty and coolness of air Seven Lakes Mountain visitors must walk through the trail for 2-3 hours.
Gunung Tujuh Lake, Kerinci
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