The Mountain Tourism : Kintamani And Lake Batur
The advantage for you to travel to this place is you can visit more than one famous tourism object in a short distance. At least you can visit beauty panorama of Kintamani, Ulun Danu Beratan temple in lake Batur, Hot spring in Toya Bungkah and climb mount Batur.
The best time to visit Kintamani is around 10 am – 16 pm, you can see clearly Kintamani area and the view of mount Batur around the lake Batur. Also you can enjoy the lunch with lake view panoramic.
Ulun Danu temple located near Batur lake 4 km from Penelokan, is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddes of lakes and rivers. Ulun Danu means head of the lake. This second most important complex temple after Besakih is worth to visit, especially at Odalan festival, falls around March – April.
Mount Batur is a small active volcano (1,717 meters) has the largest lake in Bali with 14 km diameter and 65 meters deep. The best time to see mount Batur is is the morning when the sunrises. You can start to climbing from Pura Jati about 3 km from Toya Bungkah. Trekking to mount Batur summit take about 2 hours, so if you start to climb at 4 am you will get to summit at 6 am in time for sunrise, its amazing view to see sunrise from the peak of mount Batur. Also you can see mount Agung and mount Abang. Trekking down from the peak via Toya Bungkah you will pass through pine forest and after that you can enjoy hot spring in Toya Bungkah.
Travel Tips :
- The best time to climb mount Batur is in the dry season around April – September.
- Use guide from local Guide Association to climb the mount.
- If do not want to buy anything from street hawker, do not make any contact.
- Local public transport usually make confusing information and inflated fares, it is better to rent your own transport or take tourist bus.
How to get there ?
Kintamani and lake Batur located in Bangli regency about 50 – 60 km northeast Denpasar.
From Denpasar heading north to Sangeh via Ubung, keep heading north to Penulisan via Lampu. At Penulisan you heading south to Kintamani and Penelokan to Lake Batur.
From Ubud you also can take alternate route via Pejeng heading north to Penelokan via Tampak Siring and Tirta Empul temple.
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