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Danau Batur, Bali Overview

A crater lake set in Kintamani, Bali, situated approximately 30 km away, Danau Batur is a unique picturesque lake. The largest lake in Bali, it is crescent-shaped, found in the secondary caldera of the notorious active Mount Batur Volcano. Also known as Lake Batur, the 16 km wide lake lying at the base of Mount Abang is known for its chilly water and weather in the area.

The mesmerizing Mt. Batur encloses Danau Batur lake over a span of 13 km. While you are visiting Lake Batur, the volcanic hot-springs are the most unforgettable experience for tourists here. Alongside the hot springs, you can also try out the authentic Balinese massage experience or savour the local delicacies as you enjoy the surreal panoramic view of Balinese highlands.

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Things to Do at Danau Batur

Lake Batur is known to be among the favourite spots for tourists who are passionate about climbing. The height of the mountain also offers some spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. Apart from sunrise trekking, other activities that tourists love to try are hot springs, canoe trips, and a tour of the Trunyan village where the locals are known for their unique custom of leaving their dead in an open space for scavengers to take over. While you visit Lake Batur, a tour to the rice terraces and the famous art villages in the island is also among the most-recommended activities for tourists here.

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Best Time to Visit Lake Batur

The altitude of Kintamani which is on a plateau increases the occurrence of rain showers and thick fog enveloping the area which usually are a common phenomenon in the late afternoon. Thus, the ideal time to visit Danau Batur is from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mount Batur Volcanic Eruptions

Formed as a result of an eruption in 1917, Mt. Batur is still active where the second volcanic cone which has several open vents from which eruptions often take place. Since 1917, Mt. Batur has had three major episodes of eruption where the formation of new sub caters has seen a shift towards the west direction. These sub-caters are referred to as Batur I, II and III. The important point to note here is that with each eruption, the size of lake Batur has been gradually decreasing.

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Mount Batur


1. If you are interested in going on a sunrise trek of Mount Batur, make sure you hire a local guide.
2. Mount Batur is an active volcano, so, before you plan a trip, don’t forget to check the volcanic activities in the region or any released warnings.
3. In case you plan to visit the Trunyan Village, ensure to dress appropriately.

How To Reach Danau Batur

Presently, there is no facility for public transportation to reach Lake Batur. Hence, the recommended mode of transportation is hiring a private vehicle, either a four-wheeler or a two-wheeler. There are numerous local rental service providers.

While tourists usually choose to stay in the southern part of the island, the journey from there till Lake Batur nearly takes 2.5 hours. Although a rental car is a more affordable means of touring Danau Batur, if you do not want to get into the hassle of parking fee or entrance fee for the vehicle, you can conveniently opt for Kintamani Volcano Tour Package offered by various tours and travel agencies.

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