Mount Batur Tourist Attraction

Mount Batur

Native: Gunung Batur

Batur is the third highest mountain of the island Bali. It is located very close to Agung (another mounting).  Batur is the favorite place of mount for tourists. Why?

First, the height of the mountain Batur is 1717 meters (it is not three thousand). The mount, if you start it very early in the morning, lasts half a day and you can relax on beaches. Second, the lake Batur, which is the most picturesque in the county, is located at the foot of the mountain. It is the largest crater lake in Bali. Its size is 7,5x2,5 km. There are also temples on the slopes of the volcano.

One of the tourist attractions of Batur are jets of hot steam.

They make their way from various crevices of the mountain, reminding the careless travelers that the volcano is active. Guides assure that it is possible to cook eggs on the jets of this steam. Balinese people still preserve the memory of a powerful eruption in 1917, which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed dozens of temples. The last eruption of Batur occurred (in duet with Agung) in 1964. After that, the volcano threw for three hundred yards up a column of ash of 2,000 m, resulting in a few days shut down of the international airport. Now Batur is infolded in silence. Only jets of steam warn about the hidden danger.

All hotels near the mount Batur are mostly cheap, and most have a restaurant or a café serving dishes of the local cuisine.

Contacts

Address:
Kintamani 80652, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Coordinates:
8° 14′ 31.2″ S, 115° 22′ 30″ E

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