Lake Maninjau

Lake Maninjau Serene Waters

A desire to take the road less traveled takes many West Sumatra tourists to Lake Maninjau. The 22-mile route from Bukittinggi-the nearest town-is a single lane containing 44 hairpin curves. In fact, the road is called Kelok 44 for that…

Lake Bratan

Lake Bratan Rowboats

Lake Bratan’s water temple, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, is one of the most-photographed cultural features on the Island of Bali. The Hindu temple, built in 1663, appears to float on the lovely lake. In actuality, the temple is sited…

Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan-Bali’s Twin Lakes

Blue Waters of Lake Buyan

Travelers wanting to experience the wild rainforests of Bali’s central highlands will make the trek to Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan. The two crater lakes are located within the caldera of extinct Bedugul volcano. They were a single lake until…

Lake Singkarak

Tour de Singkarak Bicycle Race

One of West Sumatra’s prettiest lakes is Lake Singkarak. Located at an elevation of nearly 1200 feet in the highlands east of Padang, Lake Singkarak’s shoreline is cool and inviting after experiencing the hot and humid coast. The second-largest lake…

Twin Lakes IND

Mount Talang

West Sumatra’s Twin Lakes is one of the lesser-known tourism locations in Indonesia. Those who think that Indonesian vacations mean hot, steamy weather will find the Twin Lakes a cool and refreshing treat. The two lakes, formally named Lake Diatas…

Lake Matano

Lake Matano View

One of the world’s ten deepest lakes,* Lake Matano on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia is also one of the most unique. The picturesque, spring-fed lake covers 44,500 acres with some of the clearest water ever experienced. Headwaters of the…

Kelimutu Tri-Colored Lakes

Kelimutu from the Air

No trip to the exotic islands of Indonesia would be complete without a visit to Flores Island and the Kelimutu Lakes. Part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Island of Flores is also territory to the famed and fierce Komodo…

Lake Toba

Lake Toba Shoreline

If you yearn for an exotic locale, you couldn’t find one better than Lake Toba. Located in the province of North Sumatra in Indonesia, Lake Toba is the largest permanent lake in Southeast Asia. The lake is the result of…