Posts Tagged ‘Gunung Batur’
Since they first started coming to Bali in 1924, the Kintamani area, and specifically Penelokan, has been an important part of the travel agenda for adventure-loving tourists. From here they can gaze at the beauty of the caldera of Gunung Batur, which was formed by a massive volcanic eruption around 30,000 years ago.
Based on what I’d heard about the beauty of Batur’s crater, I was interested in exploring the area from a different perspective, by going directly down to the mountain and observing the daily activities of the villagers living near the caldera.
Gunung (Mount) Batur is actually a fairly small volcano in the middle of a crater 13 km in diameter. The mountain stands next to Danau (Lake) Batur, which is hemmed in by the caldera’s high walls. Gunung Batur lies within Kintamani District, Bangli Regency.