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The existence of Laut Tawar Lake is very important because in addition to tourist spots frequented by tourists both domestic and foreign, is also used as a source of water for Central Aceh District and several other districts in the vicinity.

Laut Tawar Lake located in the Gayo Highlands, Central Aceh district, Aceh Darussalam, Sumatra. West side of the lake there is Takengon town, the center of Central Aceh district. Gayo tribe who inhabit the area, call the lake is Danau Laut Tawar, it has approximately more than 5 thousand Hectares.

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The existence of Laut Tawar Lake is very important because in addition to tourist spots frequented by tourists both domestic and foreign, is also used as a source of water for Central Aceh District and several other districts in the vicinity.

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The commodity that is grown in the Gayo highlands is the Gayo coffee (arabica coffee), potatoes, passion fruit or markisa, peppers, and vegetables. The famous result commodities from gayo highland are avocado and Gayo tangerines.

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The existence of Laut Tawar Lake is the pride of the people of Aceh. And traditional stories circulating around the Gayo community about depik fish, ornamentally shaped like a slender white scales glistening with the size of a thumb that live in Laut Tawar Lake. Depik will come to the surface during the rainy season. Before the season arrives, tons of depik hiding in the south of the lake. Depik constantly consumed by people around the lake and never run out.

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How to Get There?

From Banda Aceh preferably through Bireuen, there are a small bus stop to Takengon. The trip approximately 5 hours, cost around IDR 30k-50k. Aside from Bireuen, the other way to Takengon can be reached from Blang Kejeren and Kutacane. For traveled to the tourist attractions on Laut Tawar Lake is not enforced admission price or free. Tourist attractions also equipped with such accommodation around the lake. Hotel or lodging available for tourist who want to spend the night around the lake. There are also boats for hire to boating  around the lake.

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Don’t forget to the town of Takengon on a culinary tour for tasting a delicious  fish and typical depik fromLaut Tawar Lake. In addition, traveler also obliged tasting Takengon coffee, Gayo famous coffee, and sweet local pineapple fruits.

 

Accommodation

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Lodging options although it is not yet generally inexpensive and clean. Triarga hotel located near the bus stop in the market area where you can directly walking less than 10 minutes. There’s a Renggali Hotel which located right on the edge of the lake with Laut Tawar lake views directly .

For those who want to adventure or backpacker accommodation, there are room in Jalan Batang, these area excaly in the city center of Takengon, known as Gentala . Mount Burni Telong is the right place for Trekking, there is also a volcano in Bener Meriah, Laut Kucak in Bener Meriah of lakes on the mountain tops.laut tawar lake | destination-Sumatra-Aceh Indonesia Travel

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