Batur Lake


Bali as primary destination in the world, offers largely on its tropical destinations with white sand beaches, blue sky, and cultural attractions. Beach resort and hotel have been developed. Many tourist destinations that worth to visit whenever you want, Not only famous for beaches, Bali also has natural mountains are very beautiful and are well-known to foreign. One of them is the nature of mountains in Kintamani Bangli. The natural beauty of Kintamani which is supported by the beauty Batur Lake are very wonderful and unspoiled.

In Bali there are for lakes namely Buyan Lake, Tamblingan, Beratan and Batur. Each has unique characteristics and different. One of four lakes is Batur Lake, the biggest lake on Bali Island. Lake Batur is located an altitude of 1,050 above sea levels lies on the right slopes of Mount Batur, a still active volcano next to it. It is located on the northern part of Bali. The largest lake overshadowed by the active volcano is located in Bangli Regency, at the northeast of Bali. It lies down in the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang. The lake is classified as a "neutral-dilute" lake because there is no known underlying hydrothermal activity, and the abundant rainfall more than quenches any such activity. There is a hot spring right by the lake. We can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Batur Lake from Kintamani. Across the lake, only reachable by boat, lies Trunyan village, where the Bali Aga people live. The surrounding of the lake is a favorite place for picks self up. At Batur Lake we can see the scenic view and feel cool atmosphere. Bangli's mountainous region center is around the spectacular volcanic crater (or caldera) of Batur. Mount Batur adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. The place is a great day trips, trekking or just to get away from the daily activity.

Mount Batur itself is actually just a small volcano, but sets in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. As the road rises steadily from Bangli or Tampaksiring, nothing in the surrounding gray landscape of bushes and garden plots suggests the presence of a volcano. But over one more small ridge a dizzying view awaits the ayes, encompassing the crater and beyond. From Panelokan, the main road runs right round the rim towards Kintamani, the panorama shifting as we circle around the crater. One very interesting excursion in Batur is the climb down the inside of the crater from Penelokan to Kedisan. We can then drive around the smaller Mount Batur, through Songan. From Toya Bungkah, boats cross the lake to a Bali Aga village called Trunyan. This place is notorious for its mortuary traditions. Instead of cremating the dead, as Balinese do throughout most of the island, the Trunyan communities leave the bodies to decompose naturally in a special cemetery.

How to Get There
Batur Lake is located in the area of Kintamani. It is usually approached from the south with 2 routes in 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). You can also go there by bus or bemo, there are daily shuttle bus services from Ubud which are widely advertised locally there. Kintamani is served by bemos and buses from Batubulan terminal in Denpasar.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Mount Batur
  • Kintamani
  • Trunyan Tourism Village

Accommodations

  • Mapa Lake View Bungalow
  • The Ayu Kintamani Villa
  • Bali Sunrise Villas & Restaurant.


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