Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lake Napabale

Napabale Lake is a saltwater lake that lies at the foot of the hill village of Lohia, Muna, Southeast Sulawesi. The lake is adjacent to the sea which is connected by a natural tunnel 30 meters long with a width of 9 meters. Through these tunnels, Lake Napabale obtain water supply from the sea.
Number of lake water discharge is highly dependent on the ebb and flow of sea water. If the high tides, the surface of the lake rises and connecting tunnels will be closed by the water. However, if the sea water receded, the lake water decreased participate. The tunnel is also often used by fishermen as a point when leaving for or returning from fishing.
Perhaps, in the fifteenth century, according to a story that developed in the local community, once found a beautiful girl who is stranded in the tunnel with no known origin. The discovery, by the people reported to the king of the Kingdom of Muna. Beauty and elegance paras girl makes the king charmed and fell in love. By the king, the girl who recently discovered it and then was asked as an empress.
Visiting Lake Napabale, the tourists can enjoy two enchanting natural attractions as well, namely the lake and the beach. The beauty of the lake can be enjoyed while yachting on a boat or by diving under the water while watching the amazing scenery (snorkeling). Had it not be paddling the canoe alone, tourists can ask for help on fishing for escort with samapan until the middle of the lake, where there is a coral island is verdant overgrown trees.
If you're satisfied with the atmosphere of the lake, tourists can cross through the tunnel toward the beach. At the beach, tourists can relax, play waves, or sunbathe on the beach. However, crossing through the tunnel would be difficult if the sea water is tide. Because, at the time tunnel that became a liaison between the sea and the lake covered with water.
If interested in educational tours, tourists can examine the various rocks in the tunnel which has hundreds of years old. In some parts of the tunnel there are various types of stalaktik. In addition, tourists can also watch a variety of painting beautiful reefs are formed due to the natural formation process.
Napabale Lake is located in the village of Lohia, District Lohia, Muna, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.
There are two alternative way to reach Lake Napabale, using ships or aircraft pilot. If the ship, the journey starts from the Port archipelago located in the city of Kendari headed in the City of Port Raha Raha (Mrs. Muna City) with a travel time of about 4 hours. From Port Raha, the tourists can go on using katinting (boat engine) to the Gulf Muna who happened adjacent to Lake Napabale with travel time about 15 minutes.
In the meantime, if you use the pioneer aircraft journey starts from Walter Monginsidi Airport which is located in the city of Kendari, Sugimanuru Airport located in Muna, or 25 km from the City of Raha.
After arriving at the airport Sugimanuru, proceed to the City Raha trip using public transportation with a travel time about 30 minutes. Furthermore, the City Raha journey continues into a tourist attraction by taxi or motorcycle taxi with a travel time of about 20 minutes.
For tourists who want to explore the lake, there are rental boats provided by the fishermen who live around the lake. In addition, tourists can also take advantage boatmen as a tour guide.
If you want to spend the night, the tourists are advised to bring their own bedding, such as tents, sleeping bags, jackets, and the completion of cooking. In Lake Napabale no good accommodation facilities hotels, inns, and homestays. But if travelers need convenient lodging with a more complete facilities, Raha can get it in the City (the capital city Muna).

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