Danau Gunung Tujuh - volcanic crater lake, Jambi

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Address

8C5P+442, Pesisir Bukit, Gunung Tujuh, Kerinci Regency, Jambi 37163, Indonesia

TEL

+62 822-6689-0605

Danau Gunung Tujuh is a volcanic crater lake in the province of Jambi, Indonesia, located at 1°42′23″S 101°24′42″E within Kerinci National Park. Although a young lake, in geologic terms, its surrounding volcano, Mount Tujuh, is old and not immediately obvious as such.

The name "Danau Gunung Tujuh" translates as "Seven Mountain Lake," a seeming reference to seven peaks comprising the forested rim. The tallest of them rises 2732m above sea level, while the lake surface sits at 2005m. The lake is a popular overnight hiking destination among Park visitors and is sometimes fished by locals. Mount Kerinci stands nearby.

 

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