Gunung Batur is a large volcano with a lake at the bottom of the crater with a group of smaller volcanic cones.
There are villages on the upper rim from Penlokan to Penulisan. A road leads down to the bottom of the crater from Penlokan. There are a number of villages at the base of the crater – Buahan, Kedisan, Toya Bungkah, Songan and Toya Mampeh.
There is an entry fee for entering the base of the crater.
What to do
Trunyan is a Bali Aga village
Get a boat – cemetery – different customs – Pura Pancering Jagat
Hot springs – Tirta Sanjiwani Hot Springs Complex
Volcano climb – mainly for the sunrise and to see the other smaller volcanoes – this can be approached also from Pura Jati, Songan or Kintamani
Danau (lake) Batur
boat ride from jetty in Kedisan - swim
Pura Ulun Danau Batur – market gardens
View - market
views - Pura Puncak Penulisan
Amazing views from nice restaurants.
Where to stay
There are hotels/restaurants in the villages along the rim at Penelokan and Kintamani.
In the crater, there are accommodations at Kedisan and Toya Bungkah.
Note We stayed in Kedisan for about four nights. It was very quiet, enjoyable to explore and very scenic.
Best Points: volcano climb, walking around the area, views
Worse Points: sellers to a degree.
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