Bali Volcanoes

The 2 Bali volcanoes are Mount Batur and Mount Agung. These volcanoes are still active to this day. I highly recommend visiting these spectacular volcanic sites when visiting Bali.


Below I took some pictures of Mount Batur. This is a spectacular view to see. When I first arrived there was a lot of cloud cover where it was hard to see the top of the volcano. The pictures here are taken from different times. Some that have more cloud cover than others.

Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur


In this picture you can see how there is lots of greenery but where it's closer to the volcano there is very little greenery over the entire mountain. This is because of previous eruptions from the volcano.

Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur


This picture is slightly to the left of Mount Batur showing the lush green Bali Nature.

Bali Volcanoes - Mount Batur


Lake Batur

Here you can see Lake Batur which is to the right of the volcano.

Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur


The cloud is slowly moving across in this picture. The cloud is the same height as where I was standing on this lookout.

Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur



Bali Volcanoes - Lake Batur

The Bali volcanoes are definitely a popular tourist attraction and well worth seeing in my opinion. The first time I came here I was truly amazed at the scene and a picture doesn't really highlight what it's like. It's one of those places where you have to be here to experience how spectacular it really is.

Kintamani is the location in which Mount Batur is located in Bali. It's also one of the popular places tourists come to. There are regular tours that go to the Bali volcanoes. The tours allow tourists to embark on a breathtaking journey through picturesque nature, lush greenery and mountainous landscape. 

It takes approximately 40 minutes or so to get to Mount Batur from Denspasar depending on the traffic conditions. I found it to be a really nice and peaceful trip going up to the volcanoes. It also depends on how you might be travelling too. If you're in a car with a tour guide it might take longer than if you're riding a motorbike.

There are tours that also go through places like the Temple/Tirta Empul, Gajah Elephant Cave, Tampak Siring and some of the villages of Bali. Tourists can purchase souvenirs of beautiful Balinese handicrafts from the locals on the tours.. Check out more Bali tours here.


Mount Batur Facts

Mount Batur is said to be the most active volcano in Bali. It's the smaller of the 2 volcanoes in Bali. It stands at 1,717 m (5,633 ft). (sourced from Wikipedia) Both of the Bali volcanoes have erupted within the last 60 years. Mount Batur however has had smaller eruptions in more recent times than that of mount Agung.

The caldera (crater) of Mount Batur is approximately 14km in width and 66 meters deep. One of Mount Batur's most significant eruptions occurred in 1917 where it claimed the lives of thousands. It also destroyed lots of buildings in Bali.


Mount Agung Facts

Mount Agung is the highest standing point throughout Bali. It stands at 3,031 m (9,944 ft) high. (sourced from Wikipedia).Mount Agung's last eruption was in 1963 after no eruptions for 100 years beforehand. After the first eruption there was also some eruptions of smaller magnitude.

Mount Agung is seen to be sacred to the Balinese people. This is due to the fact that one of the most sacred temples of Bali resides close to the top of one of the slopes of Mount Agung. This temple is known as "Mother Temple of Besakih".

Tour guides can take tourists to visit this temple usually during the dry season between the months of July and October. This trip can be quite dangerous due to the terrain of the mountain during the tour. That being said it's still a very popular tourist attraction.



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