Mount Batur

Mount Batur

In Indonesia there is a mountain that can be visited by tourists, where the mountain is located on Bali Island precisely in Kintamani area, Bangli Regency, at a height of 1,717 meters, the mountain is known as Mount Batur. Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric caldera north west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia. This mountain has a large caldera that is regarded as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. 

Mount Batur is the second highest volcano in Bali after Mount Agung, you will find the forest if you’re on the slopes, the air will be cold when you are on higher ground, if you’ve been on top of it you will be walking on the sand foggy. From the top of the mountain you can see the view of the lake Batur, forest and also the area around the volcano.

The mountain was not very high, but save a lot of interesting things. Located in the middle of the vast caldera. similar with Bromo glance, but more beautiful and interesting because right there from Mount Batur you will find Lake Batur which is the largest lake on Bali Island.

Things to do

  • Climbing Mount Batur

  • Canoeing Lake Batur

How to get there

 By car 

Kintamani is usually approached from the south with 2 routes  from Ubud (45 minutes), and one each from Besakih (1 hour) and Bangli (30 minutes). There is also an easy way in from the north via a turning off the coast road east of Singaraja (1 hour). All private vehicles pay entry charge to get into the area of Rp 10,000 per person. Keep the ticket as this is valid for the whole Kintamani area, and you may be asked to show it again. From the popular tourist destinations in South Bali, a trip to Kintamani by car will take 90 minutes plus.

By bus or bemo

There are daily shuttle bus services from Ubud which are widely advertised locally there. Book 24 hours in advance. Kintamani is served by bemos and buses from Batubulan terminal in Denpasar for about Rp 25,000. These are torturously slow though. Organised tours to this area are widely offered in all major centres of Bali.

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