Want to see an active volcano up close? Gunung Batur is one of Bali’s two active volcanoes (the other being Gunung Agung). At 1717 metres the mountain offers a shortish and not too challenging climb for the reasonably fit and is a rewarding trek with sweeping views, on a clear day, as far as Gunung Rinjani on ... Read more about Climbing Gunung Batur .
In a remote bay on the shores of Lake Batur lays the isolated ancient Bali Aga village of Trunyan, renowned for its unique and usual mortuarial rites where bodies are neither cremated nor buried, but left to rot out in the open. ... Read more about Trunyan village .
Toya Bungkah village, at the base of Gunung Batur, offers a number of geothermally heated springs — a relaxing way to loosen those tired muscles after climbing the ... Read more about Toya Bungkah Hot Springs .
Often shrouded in mountain mist, Pura Ulun Danau Batur, clings to the edge of the ancient caldera at Kintamani overlooking Gunung Batur and Danau Batur, the active volcano and crater lake for which the temple is named. ... Read more about Pura Ulun Danau Batur .
Even if you only have a passing interest in rocks and volcanos, this free to enter geological museum is worth a quick stop as an explainer for the Indonesian archipelago’s part in the Pacific’s “ring of fire”. The Gunung Batur area was established as Indonesia’s first Geopark, part of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network in 2012 and the Batur Volcano Museum aims to showcase ... Read more about Batur Volcano Museum (Museum Gunungapi Batur) .
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