Tolire Lake

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Tolire Lake
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Tolire Lake
Location Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia
Coordinates 0°50′10″N127°18′25″E / 0.836°N 127.307°E / 0.836; 127.307 Coordinates: 0°50′10″N127°18′25″E / 0.836°N 127.307°E / 0.836; 127.307
Type lake

Tolire Lake is located in northwest Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia. [1] The lake is bordered by sheer cliffs.

Tolire Lake at the foot of Mount Gamalama, the highest volcano in North Maluku. The lake itself is composed of two sections which locals call Tolire Large and Small Tolire. The distance between them is about 200 meters.


Tolire Large and Small Tolire, according to local stories, was once a village where people lived in prosperity. This village was then cursed into a lake by a master of the universe, because one of the fathers in the village impregnated his own daughter. [2] Great Tolire is believed to be the father and Small Tolire is believed to be a girl.

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  1. "Lake Tolire". Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. "Tolire Lake, And The Legendary Tales". Discover Indonesia. Retrieved 11 September 2015.