Considered the navel of the world by the Balinese, Gunung Agung is the holiest mountain in Bali. Many Balinese believe that ... More
Considered the navel of the world by the Balinese, Gunung Agung is the holiest mountain in Bali. Many Balinese believe that the gods raised the mountain as a place to view the rich parade of life below. This occasionally active volcano (the last major eruption occurred in 1963 with devastating results) stands at nearly ten thousand feet. Bali's most sacred temple, Besakih actually sits on its slope. The adventurous traveler can attempt to climb the volcano between July and October. Be sure to hire a guide, as the route is long, difficult and dangerous.
I've been to Mount Agung via Mount Batur in the Kintamani District. For the first time in my life I got to see a real active volcano outside the National Geographic Channel(what a relief)! I was mesmerized by the beauty of the mountain since I got there early morning. The cool breeze, the green mile and the people...just wonderful. Its something that I would remember forever.
This may not be a very worthwhile review in that my wife and I did not actually go on Mount Agung, but were only taken to a restaurant with a view of the mountain and lake. It was so rainy and overcast when we got there that we couldn't even see where the volcano was until 20 minutes later when the sun came out. It was nice, but not all that impressive. Again, maybe you need to actually hike on the volcano to appreciate it.
My wife and I rented bikes and rode down from the base of the mountain and winding our way past mountain villages and had an amazing trip! The scenery is spectacular and the people are wonderful! Highly recommend a visit!
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