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Kaolin Lake From a mine into a tourist destination

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Bangka Belitung, IO – The Central Bangka Regency holds Kaolin Lake, a former tin mining site that has now been turned into a tourist attraction. Located in Nibung Village, Koba District, Central Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Province, Kaolin Lake attracts both locals and foreigners to visit the Bangka Belitung region. 

Kaolin Lake is often referred to as “Camoi Aik Biru” (the blue pond), as the blue-tinted water results from seepage in n tin and kaolin ore mining site abandoned since 1971.The undeniable natural beauty of the Lake has secured it a nomination in 2019 as a “Most Popular Unique Destination” at the Anugerah Pesona Indonesia Awards. 

Formed from an abandoned ore mining excavation that created a basin, a lake bed gradually filled with water from rainfall and seepage from porous mines to give us Kaolin Lake as it is today. 

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The origin of the lake is thus not “natural”; rather, dissolved minerals give the lake its blue color: tin and kaolin tailings, framed by tall white hills along its edge, showcasing “the blue lake”.

(IO/Jessica Yiswi)

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