Posts Tagged ‘Gunung Batur’

Batur MountainSince 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.

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