Kintamani Batur Volcano
Kintamani Batur Volcano is one of the famous Bali Places of Interest featured by panoramic view of active Batur volcano and Lake. Furthermore, it is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the majesty of mount Batur as well as beautiful lake. It is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village.
The local people from these villages own the unique cultures, houses as well as life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages such as Kedisan Village, Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The resident Kintamani is about 15 thousand who mostly working as farmer, merchant and workers
✪ Kintamani Batur Volcano and Lake Batur
The main tourist attraction in this area is Kintamani Batur Volcano. Furthermore, Mount Batur is located at Kintamani and it has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it has impacted to the local society life around this mount, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition.
Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. The area has been founded some lodging, hotels as well as restaurants which are located in Kintamani and Penelokan Village. It is a famous tourist place because this area owns the beautiful panorama and it is encircled by the cold atmosphere.
Penelokan serves as the best site to enjoy the panoramas, with its combination of dark lava slopes and black molten rocks, lush green vegetation and the blue-green coloured lake. There are also hotels and restaurants here at 1,500 metres above sea level.
Mount Batur comprises three volcanic cones: Batur I, Batur II, and Batur III. Trekking and hiking as well as observing the sunrise are all popular pastimes. The large and beautiful Batur caldera lies on the northwest. Caldera II is circular-shaped, spanning at least seven kilometres in diameter.
Lake Batur is on the southeast side of the volcano, 16 kilometres wide and is a popular fishing spot. Toyobungkah has hot lakeside hot springs, known for its curative mineral water. It is a popular choice among trekkers to spend the night before hiking up Mount Batur to watch the sunrise.
West of adjacent Mount Abang is the secluded old Balinese village of Trunyan, known for its ancient burial traditions using an open graveyard. The Pancering Jagat Temple is an interesting stopover while in Trunyan, with its name derived from a four metre-tall statue called ‘Arca Da Tonta’ or ‘Ratu Gede Pusering Jagat’.
✪ Kintamani Batur Volcano Location
Kintamani Batur Volcano located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency as well as about 50 km from Denpasar Town. Or, it can take 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place.
The fog will descend and blanket entire area of Kintamani Batur Volcano with cold temperature in particular at late afternoon until the whole of night. The most amazing panorama at this place can be seen in the morning time. It is especially during sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur.
✪ Public Facilities
- Parking Area
- Public Toilet
- Souvenir Shop
- Drink Stall