Sunday, June 22, 2014

Bali volcano: Mount Batur

Mount Batur is an active volcano in the district of Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia. With an altitude of 1,717 meters, Mount Batur is one of the active volcanoes in Bali, in addition to Mount Agung. This mountain has a large caldera, and is considered one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. The caldera was formed after two large eruptions 29300 and 20150 years ago.

Mount Batur is located in the area of Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali. The volcano has erupted 26 times since 1804. Biggest eruption was in 1926 that damaged and destroyed all the villages around it. The last eruption occurred in 2000, but not a big eruption, so it does not cause destruction to the area around Mount Batur.

Volcano in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan 2014 in Bali
Bali volcano: Mount Agung
Karangasem regency

September 2012, the caldera of Mount Batur in Bangli Regency, Bali, entered in the Global Geopark Network (GGN), UNESCO. It is a very lucrative tourism industry in Bali. Because it does not directly raise the image and popularity of tourist attractions in Bali.

Tourists can climb the mountain to see the large and spectacular caldera. Many tourists who climb Mount Batur in the early morning to see the beautiful sunrise. Panoramic sunrise views over Mount Batur is one of the best in the world by Lonely Planet website.

Because Mount Batur Global Geopark Network entered into UNESCO, the name is now a Batur Global Geopark. Although the dry landscape, tourists can climb the mountain to see the caldera, or just wait sunrise.

Cultural tourism is contained in the region of Mount Batur is Trunyan. In the north of the village of Trunyan, there is a grave that is very unique and different in general. The body will be buried is not buried and covered with soil, or burned, but put under the tree after the elaborate funeral ceremonies. Burial place is filled with the bones, and so we can find a corpse that was still new.

If you see Mount Batur from the plane, then the mountain and surrounding shelf would look black, as if showing that the trees in the mountain burned with fire. But apparently this color came from the black expanse of rocks on the surface of the mountain. The black color that makes Mount Batur looks amazing.


The volcano has a vast lake, namely Lake Batur. Lake Batur is the crescent-shaped is in the caldera of Mount Batur which has a length of about 7.5 km, width 2.5 km, circumference about 22 km and covers approximately 16 km2. To get to the edge of the lake, visitors will descend a steep hill, rocky and sandy Kedisan to get to the village located on the shores of the lake. On the western edge of Lake Batur Toyobungkah that there are natural hot springs used for bathing because it is believed to cure skin diseases.