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Mount Rinjani

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Mount rinjani is an active volcano located on the island of Lombok. Administratively the mountain is located in North Lombok. This district is one of eight districts in the province of West Nusa Tenggara (NUSS Tenggara Barat).

Mount rinjani, or how her name sounds in Bahasa Indonesia - Gunung Rinjani, reaches a height of 3726 meters. It should be noted that this is an active volcano at its height occupies the second place among the volcanoes of Indonesia. The top of Gunung Rinjani is a massive Caldera, the size of which is 6 km by 8.5 km From the crater Caldera different only in size (the Caldera are larger) and the formation (Caldera cascabraga basin, the crater is often a funnel-shaped recess).

Inside the Caldera of Gunung Rinjani is a lake known as Segara Anak. In Indonesian the name of the lake sounds like "Anak Laut" and translates as "child of the sea" due to the fact that the water in the lake is blue, as in sea (Laut - Indonesian "sea"). The lake is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, the depth of the lake is approximately 200 metres. Inside the Caldera, besides the lake, there is geothermal.

For the locals - Isakov, as well as for Hindus, this lake and mountain are considered sacred. Near the mountain and at the top, near the lake, sometimes even religious rituals are performed.

Around the mountain lies the national Park of Gunung Rinjani, which has more than 60 hectares. From 2008 national Park taken under the protection of UNESCO.