View during the climb of Gunung Batur, Bali

View during the climb of Gunung Batur, Bali

View during the climb of Gunung Batur, Bali


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Gunung Batur is an active volcano situated in the middle of a massive caldera about 1000m above sea level with a history of regular eruptions: at least 20 have occurred since the 1800s.

The caldera, located 60km from Denpasar and close to due north of Ubud, is approximately 10km across and is the remainder of a massive volcano that reputedly exploded some 30,000 years ago. Inside the caldera today is large Danau Batur, which measures 7.5km by 2.5km, and the impressive Gunung Batur, which rises 700m above the level of the lake.

From the caldera rim around Kintamani and Penelokan, the views of Gunung Batur and Danau Batur are fantastic, with towns inside the caldera visible as well as old lava flows which to this day are mined for use in the construction industry.

Inside the caldera are three towns that most visitors will either visit or ... Read our complete Gunung Batur travel guide

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