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Lake Tondano

Lake Tondano, Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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About Lake Tondano

Lake Tondano is the largest lake in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  The lake is approximately 36 km from the city of Manado and is 600 meters above sea level.  In recent years there have been reports of decreasing water levels at Lake Tondano; from 1934 when it was 40 meters, to 1993 to 23 meters, 18 meters in 1996 and 12 meters in 2010.  The halfbeak fish Tondanichthys kottelati and calanoid copepod Phyllodiaptomus sulawesensis are endemic to the lake.



Attractions near Lake Tondano

Lake Linow9.3km from Lake Tondano

Lake Linow is a volcanic lake located outside Tomohon, near Manado, Indonesia. Several hydrothermal vents spew hot gas from the edges and depths of the lake. The changing chemical composition of the lake means that it changes colors often, ranging from red, dark green, and even to dark blue. The lake is abutted on its sides by Mount Lokon and Mount Mahawu. The lake carries a fairly strong miasma of rotten eggs, due to the sulfur that is often in great quantities in the lake. The word "Linow" der

Mount Mahawu14.88km from Lake Tondano

Mount Mahawu is a stratovolcano located immediately east from Lokon-Empung volcano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The volcano is capped with 180 m wide and 140 m deep crater with two pyroclastic cones in the northern flanks. A small explosive eruption was recorded in 1789. In 1994, fumaroles, mud pots, and small geysers activities were observed along the greenish shore of a crater lake.

Mount Lokon18.34km from Lake Tondano

Mount Lokon, also known as Gunung Lokon, together with Mount Empung, is a twin volcano in the Tomohon, Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, roughly 10 km south of Manado. Both rise above the Tondano plain and are among active volcanoes of Sulawesi. Mount Lokon has a flat and craterless top. Its active crater is located on its foot, named "Tompaluan" crater.

Manado28.55km from Lake Tondano

Manado is the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. It is the second largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar, with the 2015 estimated population of 425,420 distributed over a land area of 157 km². The Manado metropolitan area has a population of 1.2 million as of 2018. The city is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area.

Lembeh Island43km from Lake Tondano

Lembeh is an island off the north east coast of Sulawesi near the town of Bitung. Lembeh Island is 25km long and 2km wide. Lembeh Island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi by a narrow stretch of water known as the Lembeh Strait.  The Lembeh Strait is world-known for its extremely high density of rare and unusual marine life, in particular frogfish, rare species of octopus, seahorses and nudibranchs.

Mount Tongkoko43.37km from Lake Tondano

Mount Tongkoko or Mount Tangkoko is a stratovolcano in the north of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its summit has an elongated deep crater. On the east flank there is a flat lava dome Batu Angus. Historical records only show eruptions in the nineteenth century. The Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a refuge for such species as the Celebes crested macaque and spectral tarsier.

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One of the province of Indonesia North Sulawesi is located on the Minahasa Peninsula of Sulawesi, south of the Philippines, and southeast of Sabah, Malaysia. The province's area is 13,851.64 square kilometers, and its official estimate of population is 2,512,900.