8 Things Around Mount Batur – Have you ever made Mount Batur hiking trip? If yes, do you know any other interesting things that you might visit in this destination? As one of the famous destination in Bali, there are alot of traveler came to witness the beauty of the caldera. For those of you who are on vacation in Bali, would have become a must to visit Kintamani Tourism Area. Most traveler know Kintamani as Caldera Batur which has a beautiful view but rarely known of any other attraction that they might visit. Consider some of these 8 things around Mount Batur you might visit.
1. Natural Hot Spring
As an active volcanoes, Mount Batur isn’t only offers a fun of hike experience but also natural hot spring baths. Hot water is emerging as the natural springs beneath the heated lava of Mount Batur. You might enjoy an incredibly amazing view while experiencing the sensation of natural hot water bathing. There are several providers of thermal baths you can visit in Toyabungkah. Commonly they already provide you a complete package into their services. To get a very good impression, we recommend you to visit this attraction in early morning to get a very interesting sight.
2. Driving Around Lake Batur with Boat
Another interesting thing you might do in Kintamani is driving around Lake Batur by boat. The beauty of Lake Batur surrounded by hills offer a very pleasant experience. You can see the beauty of nature combined with the cold and the fresh green of the trees covered the hills of Caldera. To get this a very enjoyable experience you can rent a boat from the dock crossings in Kedisan village or several tour providers in Toyabungkah and Hulundanu Pura Batur.
3. The Incredible Black Lava
Former eruption of Mount Batur is not just a freezing rock but also a magnificent view of black lava. A lot of traveler admire the view and the trails as they could conduct many activities as cycling and any other extreme adventure. This beautiful view also used as the background image for pre-wed photo. You can reach the attractions through Banjar Tabu of Songan village.
4. Cycling at The Edge of The Lake and Mount Batur Simultaneously
One of the activities you can do around Mount Batur is cycling from Toyabungkah towards Kedisan. If you want to spend your evening with an overnight stay around Toyabungkah, you can spend an afternoon or morning with the bike while enjoying the natural beauty of Mount and Lake simultaneously. Hotels or any accommodation in Toyabungkah or any other place in Kintamani usually already rent a bike for their guest. So you don’t need to looking for any bicycle tour provider while you are stay in Kintamani.
5. Bath Cave and Hulundanu Batur Temple
If you like culture and traditional buildings, Hulundanu temple in Songan village is one that you must visit. Hulundanu is one of the oldest temples in Bali. The temple is believed to be the source of life that is highly valued by the people of Bali. In addition to the spiritual and cultural tour you can also enjoy the stunning beautiful view of Holy Water Temple of Hulundanu. In addition to the north part of this temple you can find a bat cave that already been for dozens of years.
6. Tree of Love
One new attraction visited by many tourists is the Tree of Love in the Pinggan village. This Tree of Love located near Dalem Balingkang temple which is believed to be a center of ancient Balinese royal. Tree of love offers a very nice view, the combination of hills, Mount Batur and the green of the trees covered the hills provide a very pleasant experience traveled. Tree of love even begin to widely used as an object for pre-wed photo background by many couples. In addition people of this village believes that these trees provide a positive aura for couples who want to do the wedding. To reach this location you can pass trough Kintamani in the direction toward Pinggan village.
7. Floating Restaurant (Resto Apung)
Resto Apung is one of the attraction that you must visit to see the beauty of nature with a combination of lakes, mountains and hills on the Caldera. Resto Apung brings the concept of floating restaurant over Lake Batur. Besides the natural beauty and experience traveled over the lake you can also enjoy the typical cuisine of Lake Batur namely tilapia fish. If you want to spend a few nights around the lake you can rent a villa with a traditional concept.
8. Terunyan Grave
This attractions is the most unique among other you might visit. Located across the Lake Batur, precisely in Terunyan village. Its lay about 1 km to the north. This cemetery is very interesting, where the village community just put a body on the ground. Strangely no smell anything coming out even though there are many bodies were placed regularly in this graveyard. Village Community believe that the trees of Tarumenyan absorb odors bodies, so there is no smell that wafted. In order to achieve this location you can use a boat from Pier Crossings Kedisan or from the village Terunyan. This grave location is a bit far from the settlement and can not be accessed by road.
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