Located in Kintamani, Bangli, Bali, Mount Batur is one of the most visited tourist attractions. There is also a lake with the same name, Lake Batur, in the area of Mount Batur. It is located in a high area, 1,050 meters above sea level with an area of 16 km square with an average depth of 50.8 km. According to the Batur Geopark Museum data, Mount Batur first erupted in 1804. It was when the main crater at the summit formed.
After Mount Agung, Mount Batur comes second as the highest mountain in Bali. It has a height of 1717 meters above sea level; Mount Batur is categorized as the active volcano. The last eruption was in 2000. Large eruptions on 2 August and 21 September 1926 destroyed Ulun Danu Batur Temple and Batur village.
The mount itself becomes one of the popular hiking spots in Bali. For beginners, if you plan to climb Mount Agung first you need to climb Mount Batur. A normal trip to the summit is about 2 hours from the start point. The best time to start climbing is in the morning so you can enjoy the beauty of the sunrise.
The caldera itself is one of the most beautiful and biggest in the world, so in September 2012 UNESCO officially included Mount Batur into the Global Geopark Network, the only and the first in Indonesia. Mount Batur becomes a world-recognized natural park.
Getting to Mount Batur and Lake Batur
Lake Batur is located in Penelokan Utara Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency and is about 65 km from Denpasar. If you start the journey from Ngurah Rai Airport, the lake is about 1.5 – 2 hours by driving through Gianyar. However, if you start the journey from downtown Singaraja, you can reach Lake Batur through Kubutambah Village for about 1.5 hours or around 58 km.
The most practical and easiest way is to use the service of a travel agent. One more thing, the road to Lake Batur is quite winding and there are many uphills and downhills because it is located in the mountains. Usually, for a one-day car rental, you must pay IDR 400,000 – IDR 500,000 while motorcycle rental is around IDR 50,000. The traffic to and from Kintamani is always busy so you need to make sure that your body is fit enough to drive.
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Getting around Mount Batur
Mount Batur is located in Kintamani. To get around in the area of Kintamani, you can use bemo (public transportation) or Trans Sarbagita bus. Other transportations are a rent car or motorcycle and ojek (motorcycle taxi).
The ticket price to enter the tourist area of Kintamani is IDR 15,000 for local tourist and IDR 30,000 for foreign tourist. To climb Gunung Batur, you need to pay IDR 75,000 for each person. Before climbing you need to register first and the registration fee is IDR 10,000 per person. For a guide, you will need to pay IDR 550,000/guide.
Top Tourist Attractions in Gunung Batur
1. Lake Batur
Lake Batur is an exotic lake located in Kintamani, Bali. The name “Batur” refers to the name of a mountain that is near this lake called Mount Batur. The location of Lake Batur Kintamani is on the slopes of Mount Batur. The lake is located in a high area, which is 1,050 meters above sea level with an area of 16 km square and an average depth of 50.8 km.
The water of the Lake comes mostly from rainwater filtered through the mountains and it is seepage that ultimately fills this exotic lake. Because of the uniqueness of the place, UNESCO designated this place as the Earth Park (Global Geopark Network).
If you want to see the beauty of Lake Batur Kintamani as a whole, you can go to the village of Penelokan. This village is located on highland compared to Lake Batur Kintamani so that the views of the lake are very beautiful and Mount Batur that stands firm can be seen clearly with a comprehensive view. When viewed from a high place, Lake Batur looks more like a crescent moon.
Getting to Lake Batur
The lake is located in Kintamani District, Penelokan Utara Village. When departing from Denpasar, the distance is approximately 64 km or about 2 hours driving. However, when departing from Singaraja, the distance is approximately 58 km or around 1.5 hours driving.
The route to the location of the lake is quite winding, like in the mountains in general. In addition, this route is always filled with motorists so it is very crowded, especially during the holiday season.
To get here you can rent a car or motorcycle. The easiest way, of course, is to use the travel agent services. If you rent a car the price is around IDR 500,000 / day and motorcycle costs IDR 50,000 / day.
Entrance ticket to Lake Batur: Rp. 15,000 / person
Rent a boat on the lake Rp. 500,000 / Max Capacity. 10 people
2. Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Ulun Danu Batur Temple is an old temple. The temple which was founded in 1926 is also known by several names including Ulun Danu Temple, Batur Temple or Bat temple. This temple is known as the second most important temple on the island of Bali, after Besakih Temple, of course. So it is not surprising that Hindu religious ceremonies are often performed in this place.
The Hindu community in Kintamani established the Ulun Danu Batur Temple as a form of respect to Dewi Danu, known as the goddess of rivers and lakes.
Batur Temple is a compound with nine temples. Inside the complex, there are also 285 pavilions and temples. Pavilions and temples in this temple were built specifically to pay respect to gods and goddesses of fertility, water, art and many more.
Getting to Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Ulun Danu Batur Temple is located in Kalanganyar Village in Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, Bali Island. This temple is approximately 30 kilometers from downtown Bangli.
To go to this place, you must travel about 90 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport. To get here, you can use a rental car or motorcycle. It takes approximately 2.5 hours by drive.
The entrance fee for an adult is IDR 20,000 / person and for a child IDR 15,000 / child. You also need to pay for parking. Motorcycle costs IDR 2,000, car is IDR 5,000, and bus is IDR 10,000.
3. Trunyan Village
Truyan Village is located in an administrative village located in Kintamani sub-district, Bangli Regency, which offers a truly enchanting natural beauty as well as the exoticism of customs and culture.
The name of the Terunyan Village indeed has a meaning as a burial place in Bali of which location is in the Trunyan village of Bali. When you visit the Terunyan Village, you will not see a corpse that is placed in a coffin or wrapped but rather all corpses will be left just lying in a special place named Seme Wayah. The corpse will be surrounded by bamboo fences and then place offerings beside the dead body.
Getting to Trunyan Village
The location of Trunyan Village is on the edge of Lake Batur. To reach Trunyan Village is not too difficult. You can travel by public transportation or a rental car which takes about 3 hours from Denpasar. The location is located in a small village in Batur, visitors can only get to this place with a small boat. You can just rent a boat at the Kedisan Pier. To ride a boat costs between IDR 50,000 and IDR 100,000 with a capacity for five people. The boat trip to Trunyan takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
The boat ticket fare to the Trunyan Village is IDR. 1,000,000 a maximum of 7 people, IDR 900,000 a maximum of 4 people, and IDR 750,000 a maximum of 2 people. The entrance fee is included in the boat rental price.
Things to Do in Mount Batur
- Mount climbing in Mount Batur
- Seeing the sunrise in Mount Batur
- Enjoying the view of Batur Lake
- Cycling at the edge of Batur Lake
- Fishing at Batur Lake
- Exploring Batur Lake by Boat
- Visiting Trunyan Village
Popular Things in Mount Batur
Mount Batur is famous for its beautiful sunrise and bed of clouds. It is also the famous place for hiking because this mountain is not too high and can be an exercise for novice climbers.