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Lake of Mountain Seven, Kerinci, Jambi

20 November 2009 1,742 views One Comment

The Highest Lake in Southeast Asia

This tourism object is perfect for those who like to take a trip to the lake and mountains. In a single visit, tourists can enjoy one lake and seven and mountains. The name is danau gunung tujuh or the lake of mountain seven, Jambi Province, Indonesia.
It is said, the lake is a lake with the highest location in southeast Asia. It’s located at 1996 meters above sea level, hence the lake is always shrouded in mist. It’s about 960 hectares in wide.

The lake is called danau gunung tujuh or the lake of seven mountains because it’s surrounded by seven mountains with altitudes of more than 2000 meters above sea level. Namely, the mountain Hulu Tebo (2525 meters), mountain Halu Sangir (2330 meters), mountain Madura Besi (2418 m), mountain Lumut (2350 m), mountain Selasih (2230 m), mountain Jar Panggang (2469 m), and the mountain Tujuh(seven) (2735 m).
Among the 7 mountains, the most unique is the mountain moss, with slopes covered in various moss species.
Seven mountain lake fits those who like adventure tours. The natural conditions make it prefect to stay in tents. And so many camping grounds are prepared there.
To reach the location, visitors have to travel inland about 56 km from the Penuh river to the Kayu Aro district . Travel with vehicle stopped in the village Pelompek. From the village, the journey continued on foot along the path for around 2-3 hours.

No need to worry getting lost, because the path is clear and leads straight into the lake. If you still have any doubt, you can ask local escort services from local residents with negotiable costs.
Officially, travelers can contact the Kerinci tourism office department. The department will be happy to assign employees to drive to the tourism objects. The employees are not just driving, they also become sources of all things related to the tourism objects.
Among the local society, the lake is also known as the sacred lake. Strange phenomenon often occur, for example, the change of weather in an instant.

People there believe that the lake of seven mountain inhabited by supernatural beings of human form called Ibei Sakti and Saleh Sri Menanti. They are believed to have some followers of tiger form.
There is also mystery associated with the orang pendek or short man. It is said that they only half a meter high. The form is a fusion between humans and orangutans. Oddly enough, their feet are facing backward. Various types of research have not succeeded in revealing these creatures because the creature is said to move as fast like lightning.

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  • Tanya said:

    When you mention about Kerinci, I though the lake mount seven is the same as the lake kerinci, obviously i’m wrong. I think this site should also write about lake Kerinci.

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