Created by an eruption of Mount Batur approximately 30,000 years ago, Lake Bratan lies in the caldera of an active volcano. ... More
Created by an eruption of Mount Batur approximately 30,000 years ago, Lake Bratan lies in the caldera of an active volcano. It takes about an hour's drive northeast of Denpasar to reach here. This lake measures about 5 miles in diameter and is 200 feet deep. The temple of Pura Danu Batur on the rim is dedicated to the Goddess of the Lake. The lake often becomes shrouded in mist but one can catch breathtakingly stunning views from the many vantage points along the rim. Hot springs at the lake's edge reach temperatures of 134 degrees fahrenheit while the rest of the lake is somewhat cooler.
It was very peaceful and we really enjoyed ourselves, be careful of the "artists" trying to sell you fake paintings. We hired the canoe from Segara Hotel in a village on the Lake called Kedisan, we had a nice lunch there as well. It is a beautiful part of the world
Best seen in the early mornings, when the crater lake is cool and pristine. A welcome break from the hot and humid beach areas ( one hour away ). Take in a sunrise breakfast at the Lakeview Hotel, or bike down from here on an Eco tour ( though plantations and villages where allt he children wave and say " hallo" ).
Located in Batur Village, Kintamani, this enormous complex of nine temples lies about 65 kilometers from Denpasar. The principle temple,
Pura Penataran Agung Batur, houses five multi tiered shrines dedicated to deities and saints. Each pura serves a specific ...
Still an active volcano Mount Batur sits 1,500 meters above sea level and takes about an hour's drive northeast of
Denpasar. Smoking and rumbling takes place periodically at this mountain. Two eruptions occurred in 1917 and 1926 and more ...