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Bali Tours and Excursions ~ The Art, Culture and Nature of Bali
Today’s Bali photo of the day comes from a recent tour with our Wellness and Yoga Retreat Group to Kintamani to hike the great volcano, Batur.
We started in Batubulan and village known for it’s exceptional stone carvings of Buddhas, Balinese Hindu Gods and intricate floral designs. We also got to see a traditional Barong Dance.
Our yoga group then headed into the Kintamani Mountains and had the chance to hike the active volcano. Mount Batur Volcano has erupted at least 25 times in the last couple hundred years and you can see the path of destruction by the black lava pouring down the slopes of mighty Batur. Lake Batur can also been seen. It is Bali’s largest lake and feeds much of the island with fresh water for irrigation.
The small traditional villages surrounding Lake Batur are mainly Bali Aga villages which are considerably different than other traditional Balinese villages. The surrounding villages consist of the well known Bali Aga village of Trunyan, along with Abang, Kedisan, Buahan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village itself.
Kintamani is located in the Kintamani sub district of Bangli Regency, which is about 50 km (30 miles) from Denpasar in Southern Bali. Its a beautiful sceninc drive but can be chilly for Bali standards, so dress in layers.