Lake Batur is the
widest lake in this island. It lies down in the feet of
Mount Batur and Mount Abang.
The surrounding of the lake is a favorite place for picks
you self up.
At lake Batur you can see the scenic view and feel cool
Bangli's mountainous region centers around the spectacular
volcanic crater (or caldera) of Batur. Mount Batur itself
is actually just a small volcano, but its setting is in
the heart of a huge crater. Adjacent to the volcano is
the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by
the high walls of the crater rim.
As the road rises steadily from
Bangli or Tampaksiring, nothing in the surrounding grey
landscape of bushes and garden plots suggest the presence
of a volcano. But over, one more small ridge a dizzying
view awaits the eyes, encompassing the crater and beyond.
From Penelokan, the main road runs right round the rim
towards Kintamani, the panorama shifting as circling around
The sheer size of the crater conjures
up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount
Batur that occurred tens of thousands years ago. The volcano
is still active today as Balinese still remember the great
eruption of 1917. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed
hundreds of temples.
Other eruptions have taken place
since forcing the local population to be relocated, along
with several of their temples, including the main Bali
Temple, Pura Ulun Danu. Initially inside the huge crater,
this temple has been relocated to the top of the ridge
overlooking it. Here it now offers an impressive view
of Mount Batur.
Located less than an hour from
north Bangli. Danau Batur is Bali's largest lake and cribbed
with the calderas of an active volcano named Gunung Batur.