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Mount Batur - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Mount Batur

An active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas. The eruption that brought this volcano to be visible above the ocean is one of the most forceful across the earth. This volcano is marked by a collapsed top, called a caldera.

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Attractions Near Mount Batur

Pura Ulun Danu Batur

Pura Ulun Danu Batur

4.86km from Mount Batur

Pura Ulun Danu Batur is a Hindu Balinese temple located on the island of Bali, Indonesia. As one of the Pura Kahyangan Jagat, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is one of the most important temples in Bali which acted as the maintainer of harmony and stability of the entire island. Pura Ulun Danu Batur represents the direction of North and is dedicated to the god Vishnu and the local goddess Dewi Danu, goddess of Lake Batur, the largest lake in Bali.

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple

16.98km from Mount Batur

Built on six levels, terraced up the slope, it is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali. It is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples.

Mount Agung

Mount Agung

18.3km from Mount Batur

Mount Agung is an active volcano in Bali, Indonesia, southeast of Mount Batur volcano, also in Bali. It is the highest point on Bali, and dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok, to the east, Agung is a stratovolcano, with a large and deep crater. Its most recent eruptions occurr

Pura Tirta Empul

Pura Tirta Empul

20.68km from Mount Batur

Hindu Balinese water temple. The temple compound consists of a bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple

20.7km from Mount Batur

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

Pura Gunung Kawi

Pura Gunung Kawi

21.7km from Mount Batur

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring:180 north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia., that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi that are carved into some 7-meter-high sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens.

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The only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species especially fish and turtles.

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What Visitors Say About Mount Batur


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Nithin Mathew

Nithin Mathew

This hike was a dream come true for me. I always wanted to see a volcano and that happened in Bali.

In the second day of our Bali trip, we came across this beauty standing far away with a burned side and a beautiful lake below it. The hike was scheduled two days later and we returned there in a chilly morning at 3 AM to climb up to its top.

It took an hour or two to reach the top where there is an amazing sunrise viewpoint. It was pretty cold for a volcano up there, even the monkeys that roam around the area were shivering.

The sun soon came behind two tall peaks that lay beyond the lake below. It was a great sight and we enjoyed it with some black tea they have at a small shop at top. 

After the sunrise we head to the crater and it was huge! There was no fire or lava but the sight of it was terrifying- a large, smoky hollow in the middle of the peak. 

The areas near to the crater are covered in thick black soil (most likely volcanic ashes) and we hiked through the circular mouth of the crater- through a narrow strip that has steep steps on both its sides to head down back to the base.


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