Bali volcano, also referred to as Kintamani volcano or Mount Batur as a whole, is a popular sightseeing destination in Bali's central highlands. The magnificent views of the 13sqkm Batur caldera lake serves as the main attraction, surrounded by the captivating Mount Batur range.
You can find plenty more reasons to linger around the crater itself, while those with a penchant for adventure can also take a winding road down along the lake shore to Toya Bungkah, Ulun Danu Batur temple, and a collection of hot springs.
The Kintamani area consists of three main villages, namely Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani. There are also some old Balinese villages around Batur Lake, often referred to as Bali Aga villages. Penelokan is a popular stopover, serving as a vantage point at the southernmost of the crater rim, offering sweeping views over the Bali volcano.
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Penelokan serves as the best site to enjoy the panoramas, from where you can view Batur's combination of dark lava slopes, black molten rocks, lush green vegetation and the blue-green coloured lake from the roadside.
Mount Batur is popular for climbing where you can observe the sunrise from its ridges, overlooking the large and beautiful Batur caldera to its northwest. Lake Batur, on the other hand, is on the southeast side of the volcano, 16 kilometres wide and is a popular fishing spot.
Batur's village of Toya Bungkah has hot lakeside hot springs, known for its curative mineral water. It is a popular choice among trekkers to spend the night before hiking up Mount Batur in time to watch the sunrise.
West of adjacent Mount Abang is the secluded old Balinese village of Trunyan, known for its ancient burial traditions using an open graveyard. The Pancering Jagat Temple is an interesting site here, with its name derived from a four metre-tall statue, ‘Ratu Gede Pusering Jagat’.
Good to Know about Kintamani
The fertile Kintamani area is a top producer of fruit and vegetables in Bali. Additionally, the northern part at approximately 400 metres above sea level, is also known as the biggest bamboo producer on the island, specifically known as the giant 'petung' type, widely used for furniture.
Lake Batur is the main source of irrigation water for most of Bali. Locals also breed freshwater fish here. The water temperature at the Toyabungkah hotsprings can reach up to 45 degrees Celcius. Kintamani is in Bangli, the only district on the island without a shoreline.
The best panoramic views are enjoyed from 10:00 to 15:00. Hiking up Mount Batur usually takes three hours. Official guides are recommended. ‘Mountain guides’, however, are self-titled and have a reputation for being rather pushy. You can book climbs from our tour options above.
Mount Batur Volcano
- Location: Kintamani, Bangli (approximately 3 hour's drive from Kuta)