Simple accommodation can be found in Penelokan
Village. The spectacular mountainous region around
Kintamani with its deep crater lake and bubbling
hot springs, make this region a must to visit. Lake
Batur is the largest lake in Bali and the region
offers some of the most spectacular views to be
found anywhere on the island. Lake Batur also provides
water for an underground network of streams and
springs across the southern slopes of the mountain.
The district is the earliest known kingdom in Bali,
dating from the tenth century. The evenings get
cool up here but it's well worth the stay overnight
to climb the volcano and watch the sunrise.
If you are looking for a unique custom, you can
hire a boat to sail on Lake Batur to reach Trunyan
Village where dead bodies or corpses are not buried
but just laid down on the ground under a Taru Menyan,
Menyan Tree. The tree is believed to absorb a bad
smells and instead, produce fragrant smells.