The Jakarta Post
The beauty of Tambing Lake in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, can be seen in this picture. The lake reopened for the public following the shifting of the Operation Tinombala antiterrorist task force to Poso Pesisir Bersaudara from Lore Bersaudara. (thejakartapost.com/Ruslan Sangadji)
The number of tourists visiting Tambing Lake in Lore Lindu National Park, Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, has increased significantly during the past week. Lore Lindu National Park Agency (TNLL) recorded that at least 3,000 foreign and domestic tourists visited the lake.
“This is a significant increase compared with the previous data of 1,000 visitors in a week,” Jusman, the head of the TNLL, said.
He said the TNLL regarded the increase as a positive change, but also an indication that they have to consequently increase supervision and safety measures in the area.
Tambing Lake is located within the biosphere conservation area of Lore Lindu. The area also comprises the operational area of the military and police antiterrorist Operation Tinombala.
However, Jusman said that so far there had been no safety threats in the tourist area.
Tambing Lake is located 1,700 meters above sea level and is known for its beautiful natural landscape and cold weather. The area is also the habitat of endemic species such as babirusa, anoa, the maleo bird, tarsius and black monkeys.
Its biodiversity attracts bird lovers and researchers from all over the world to observe birds in their natural habitat.
Students and campers also often visit the area to enjoy the natural environment. Recently, many groups from private and state-owned companies visited the location for team-building events. The area is located only 90 kilometers from Palu city. (gis/mut)