Mount Agung is an active volcano that was sleeping. This is the highest mountain in Bali. Being in the District of Rendang, Karangasem regency, Bali, with an altitude of 3,142 meters above sea level. This mountain is the highest point in Bali. Mount Agung greatly influence the climate and the condition of the air in Bali.
Because clouds containing water vapor into rain has fallen and Mount Agung, making the air in the east and north of the mountain becomes dry without clouds and water vapor. Therefore, the region of East Bali and North Bali, soil conditions are very dry and barren. The trees are very difficult to grow here. Rain is very rare.
Due to infrequent rains, people living in the North and East region suffered with drought. Agricultural land unproductive. So that their life is very poor and difficult to get clean water to drink.
Although it is a volcano is still active, but around the mountain there are many people who live permanently with a permanent home. They do not fear the threat of volcanic eruption. They sure if they still do rituals and maintain the natural conditions around the mountain. If all is well preserved the Mount Agung will not erupt.
Disaster mitigation systems in the area of Mount Agung is still weak, the local government is not ready to rejuvenate and optimize the mitigation system. Meanwhile, many settlements in the mountain region. While this mountain could erupt at any time. Ironically, the local people do not know anything about this system.
Around Mount Agung there are two very famous temple and consecrated by the people of Bali. Besakih Temple and Pasar Agung Temple are two temples located in the mountain. Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in Bali and highly purified.
If the through lane at Besakih Temple, the climbers will reach the highest peak of Mount Agung with about 5 to 6 hours, with the distance of 3142 meters. If the through lane at Pasar Agung Temple, takes about 3 to 5 hours, with a distance of 2850 meters.