Where does the spirit go when people passed away? That is the question that any civilization on Earth has. The people on Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, has an answer: They are all go to Lake Kelimutu
Lake Kelimutu is actually 3 lakes, formed by ancient volcanic activity. Each lake has different colors, which changes every several years. The scientific explanation of this change of colors is geological activity that is still happening beneath the lake. So, if you are here, don’t be surprised if you found lakes with different colors
But to locals, the spirit of the dead will end up in one of the 3 lakes.
Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai, the first lake, is where the spirit of good young men and women will go when they died.
Tiwu Ata Polo is for the spirit of men and women who were evil during their life. I think it is comparable to the concept of hell in western culture. It is located just next to the lake for the good, separated by rather thin wall.
Tiwu Ata Mbupu is where the final resting place for the spirit of old men and women.
This post is created in response to weekly photo challenge: Earth