Top 10 Places to See Beautiful Craters

1. Tangkuban Perahu

The Tangkuban Perahu

Tangkuban Perahu

TangkubanPerahu is located on Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. This crater is very popular in the country because of the breathtaking view and the folklore of how the crater was created. The folklore is about a young man who was in love with his own mother and he made a boat that was turned into a volcano.

2. Crater Lake National Park

The Crater Lake Oregon

Crater Lake Oregon

If you go to Oregon, USA, this national park is a must-visit. It has a famous crater lake that is located on the caldera of Mount Mazama. The Crater Lake has deep blue and very clear water. It is surrounded by cliffs and trees. This is a very great site if for people who love photography.

3. Kelimutu

Kelimutu Lake


Kelimutu volcano is very popular because of the three different colors of the lakes. It is located on Flores, Indonesia. The first Crater Lake is blue, the second one is green, and the last one is red. But those three colors may change periodically, which is why people are very attracted to this natural wonder.

4. Albertine Rift

The Albertine Rift

Albertine Rift

Albertine Rift is in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. This natural wonder has several crater lakes. One of the lakes, Lake Tanyangika, is considered among the deepest lake in the world. The exceptional crater lakes in this area are famous for the biodiversity. This area is a home for plenty floras and faunas.

5. Yak Loum Crater Lake

The Yak Loum Crater Lake Cambodia

Yak Loum Crater Lake Cambodia

Yak Loum Crater Lake is positioned in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. This is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the country. The crater is approximately 4.000 years old. The water is very clean and clear. In this amazing site, you can see the exceptional view of rain forest surrounding the lake.

6. Lake Pinatubo

The Lake Pinatubo

Lake Pinatubo

This beautiful lake is one of the top places to see crater. Lake Pinatubo was formed after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. This is the deepest lake in the Phillipines. If you want to enjoy the nature, this site is a must-visit. This Crater Lake is very popular for bush walking.

7. Mount Zao

The Mount Zao

Mount Zao

Mount Zao has a divine crater lake called Okama. This natural wonder is located in Honshu, Japan. The Crater Lake is popular as “Five Color Pond” because it changes color according to the weather. The breathtaking view, especially on snowy winter, makes this area one of the main tourist destinations in Japan.

8. Jebel Marra

The Jebel Marra

Jebel Marra

The highest point of Jebel Marra volcano is the Deriba Crater. This amazing site is located in Darfur, Sudan. Deriba Crater Lake is very popular as one of the Crater Lake attractions in Africa, because the hot springs and gas are still there.

9. Mount Ruapehu

The Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

This volcano is considered as one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the largest in New Zealand. Mount Ruapehu has an exceptional crater lake that is located among three major peaks. The area is surrounded by snow and popular as ski fields.

10. Kerid Crater Lake

The Kerid Crater Lake

Kerid Crater Lake

This Crater Lake is located in Grimsnes area, Iceland. Kerid is one of the several crater lakes in Western Volcanic Zone. It has a red-color volcanic rock in the caldera, makes this site a must-visit attraction in Iceland.

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