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Address: Takengon, Indonesia

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Beautiful views and they are beginning to excavate ancient remains

The views are dramatic and beautiful of the lake in the clouds in the surrounding mountains and flocks of egrets! If you're in the region or even staying in town, it's worth... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Ian D
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The views are dramatic and beautiful of the lake in the clouds in the surrounding mountains and flocks of egrets! If you're in the region or even staying in town, it's worth exploring the lake a little bit. At least be sure to get a good view! It is quite spectacular and I know people have swam in the lake... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We got two guys (who we met in one of the coffee shops) to drive us up the mountains on the back of their motorbikes to Pantan Terong. There's a big viewpoint (with a "terrace") that has spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. It's not a long ride, the roads are good and it's possible by foot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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502 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I was staying in Takengon for work and ventured down to the lakeside to see the lovely homes on the lake and their bridges out onto the lake and fishing boats. I then took a car to a high hill above the city and was able to get a panoramic view of the entire lake surrounded by volcanoes and mountains... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

One can reach this place via Banda Aceh or Medan. I have brought my bicycle from Medan to Kutacane located in Aceh Tenggara and then cycled to Blangkejeren before reaching Takengon where Danau Lut Tawar located. The meaning of the name is 'fresh water sea'. The majority of the people is from Gayo ethinics. They are friendly and kind altough... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Lake Lut Tawar is within the valley surrounded by mountains, hence its called 'Lut". Some local signboards also read as "Laut Tawar" which literally translated as 'tasteless sea' However It is huge, This is a fresh water lake, where the water flow in from the rivers from the surrounding mountains. The water in the lake is crystal clear, with the... More 

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2 Thank bZeroo
Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The lake is beautiful, the view from the top we could see the beauty of the lake. residents clear water used for daily needs. there is also a hydroelectric power plant.

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1 Thank alrambee
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Keep it lasts forever.. keep it clean, green and cold.. keep the nice tradition.. Keep didong.. Keep depik fish.. Keep the nature.. Keep the secureit!

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cadier en keer
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103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We where there in juli during Ramadan, and got a nice fried rice with egg in the hotel Renggali at the border of the lake, a few km from Takengon. The views as you can see in my picture are very scenic. The people here are very friendly, but most don't speak english so a little bahasa indonesia helps. The... More 

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2 Thank herman p
Auckland
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

This is a beautiful lake. Travelled from Banda Aceh. Very hospitable people. Walked around lake. Lots of activities around lake. Special coffee, raw egg in coffee, condensed milk. Very delicious.

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5 Thank JudyRogers
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Went for a volunteering program and took a bunch of kids. Very enjoyable. Fresh water. Very scenic

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