Lake Batur, Kintamani

Written by on June 28, 2012 in Bali Waterfalls Lakes with 0 Comments

Lake Batur, Kintamani


As it grows through frequent minor (and occasionally not so minor!) eruptions it gradually enlarges its base at the expense of the lake, which is slowly shrinking in consequence.

With an altitude of 1,746 m Mt Penulisan forms the second highest point of the caldera rim; here one can find the mysterious Pura Tegeh Koripan, the highest and probably also the oldest temple of Bali.

Located secludedly in an isolated area along the eastern shore of lake Batur, at the foot of Mount Abang which is with an altitude of 2,152 meter (7,467 feet) the highest point of the caldera rim, one can find the Bali Aga village of Trunyan.

Lake Batur is the largest lake of Bali. It is crescent shaped and it can be found in the smaller, secundary caldera of the Batur volcano, right at the foot of Mount Abang. Due to its height not only the temperature of the area is always cool but also the water of the lake. To the local people who live in the small villages around lake Batur, the lake is a sacred site. The communities around the lake live mainly on agriculture and fishing and, in a lesser extent, on tourism.


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