Bali is an island located on the ring of fire, this causes some mountains in Bali is a volcano. The volcanoes in Bali include Mount Agung and Mount Batur. In this blog, we will provide you complete information about Mount Batur, Kintamani Bali. The information you will get include: mount Batur location, the history of the formation of Batur caldera and mount Batur, the activity of Mount Batur eruption and tourism activities that you can do in Mount Batur.
Mount Batur is an active volcano manifold stratovolcano that has a height of 1717 meters above sea level. The famous mountain by the beauty of sunrise is located in District Kintamani, Bangli regency, Bali. To get to Mount Batur will take about 2 hours drive from Denpasar or about 1hour 30 minutes from downtown Ubud.
The last volcano erupted in 2000 stands just north-west of Mount Agung (3,142 meters above sea level). Mount Batur has a gorgeous caldera measuring 14×10 km, this caldera in 1949 is recognized as one of the most beautiful caldera in the world. The altitude of Batur caldera starts from the lowest of 1267 meters to the highest peak of 2152 meters from sea level, the highest peak of the Batur caldera is then known as Mount Abang.
The Batur Caldera was formed after a large eruption that occurred about 29,300 years ago and according to the research of volcanologists, before the eruption the height of Mount Batur reached 4,000 meters above sea level. In the Batur caldera is formed a second caldera measuring a diameter of about 7 kilometers, the second caldera was then filled with water and is known as Lake Batur. Lake Batur is the largest lake in Bali that has an area reaching 16 square kilometers.
According to records of volcanologists since 1804 until the last eruption in 2000, Mount Batur recorded erupted up to 26 times. The greatest eruption of Mount Batur was recorded from August to September of 1926, the hot lava originating from this large eruption nearly covered all of Batur village at the time and also claimed more than 200 lives.
Since 1996 Batur Bali volcano began to open for tourism activities. And now every day hundreds of tourists visit the famous mountain with the beauty of this sunrise view. In addition to the sunrise trekking tour there are also some tourists who trekking at mount Batur during the day, daylight for sunset trekking tour even some who visit by doing camping tour right at Batur mountain peak.
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