Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Lake Laut Tawar in Central Aceh

Lake Laut Tawar
Lake Laut Tawar, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia

Tourist Attractions and Beaches in Indonesia
A. Overview 
The existence of Lake Laut Tawar become the pride of the people of Aceh. He is a natural tourist attraction visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. The lake is a source of water is used not only by people in Central Aceh regency, but also by people in other districts. 
Outstanding traditional story about the fish depik Gayo society, shaped like a slender ornamental fish glistening white scales with the size of your thumbs who live in Lake Laut Tawar. The story, depik derived from rice grains are discharged into the lake. He will come to the surface at certain seasons, especially during the rainy season. Before winter arrives, hordes depik hiding in the south of the lake, at the foot of Mount Bur Kelieten. Depik is a gift of God to the people Gayo, despite constantly consumed, he never finished. 

B. Feature 
The two hills that flank the lake, more and show the beauty of the lake. Unification of the waters and terrain provide many sources of livelihood for the people, especially around the Central Highlands. The term sea because of the extent of such designation of sea and fresh because the water is not salty. Water bargaining save a lot of flora and fauna, one of the most famous is depik fish which is a fish species that exist only in Lake Laut Tawar.At this location visitors can see the people who grow crops and fishing. 

An activity that has become part of everyday life in communities around the lake. Commodity grown in the central highlands, among others, is the Gayo coffee (coffee arabica), which is very famous in Japan, potatoes, passion fruit, tomatoes, peppers, corn, and vegetables. The results are quite famous plantation commodities is Gayo tangerines and avocados. 

C. Location 
Shady lake is located to the east of the City Takengon, in the Central Highlands (1,250 feet above sea level), District Lot Tawar, Province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. It is the largest lake in the province of Aceh with an area of ​​5472 hectares, approximately 17 km long and 5.5 km wide. 

D. Towards Access Locations
Access to Takengon more easily be reached through the City of Bireun. There is a small terminal elf hangout special transportation to Takengon. The duration of the trip about 5 hours at a cost of approximately Rp. 25,000. Apart from Bireun, an alternative path towards Takengon can also be reached via Blang Kejeren and Kutacane.
E. Accommodation 
There is one motor boat used to carry passengers around Lake Laut Tawar. Around the lake there are places of accommodation for tourists who want to spend the night at that location.

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