Batur Caldera Geopark in Bangli Regency, Bali Province
In Bali Province, Batur Mountain perhaps has become one of the best vacation destinations for everyone in Indonesia. Located near to the mountain, tourists can also find another famous site called Batur Caldera Geo Park! The location is in Kintamani Village and it belongs to South Batur Sub-District. In terms of region, it resides in Bangli Regency actually. Here is the fact. Due to its popularity and excellent condition, the site has been chosen as the international geopark! For tourists, the site becomes the best location to enjoy exploration, photography, sightseeing, and adventure for sure.
In terms of size, Batur Caldera GeoPark has the width of 13.8 x 10 km. Also, it has the height of between 1267 and 2152 meters! The best feature perhaps is the presence of a lake with the shape of a crescent moon, which is located in the southwest part. The length of the lake is 7.5 km and it has the width of around 16 km per square. The name is none other than Batur Lake! The thing is tourists should have a good stamina if they want to explore the site. It is because they may meet lots of natural attractions there!
Exploring Batur Caldera GeoPark
Before exploring Batur Caldera GeoPark, it is recommended to learn more information regarding the establishment. It was in the 11th Europe Geopark Conference, actually. At the time, Indonesia proposed 6 candidates including Rinjani Mountain, Toba Lake, Sewu Karst, Merangin, and Raja Ampat. Fortunately, one of these candidates was chosen (which is none other than Batur Caldera). The prime reason is due to the presence of surge sediment having the age of more than 5 thousands of years! Not to mention such sediment has a more complexity as compared to that of Krakatau Mountain!
Due to the vast size, people can see Batur Caldera Geo Park even from afar. It is true it consists of several parts, but the prime one is the giant volcanic crater formed since 22 thousands of years ago! It is said the site is the part of Pacific Ring of Fire as well. Such amazing popularity indeed has lured tons of tourists over time. These people come to the location to enjoy trekking and exploration, actually! Some of them choose to enjoy sightseeing and photography at the location though.
Aside from the amazing landscape of Batur Caldera GeoPark, more attractions are available for tourists to enjoy there. This includes the Indonesian local traditions practiced by villagers for generations. For the best reference, tourists should go to the east part of the caldera where Trunyan Village resides! Make sure to drop by later.
- Black Lava
- Trunyan Village
- Mount Kintamani Viewing Platform
- Batur Mountain
- Batur Lake
How to Get There
From Denpasar City, a trip to Batur Caldera Geo Park may take approximately 1 hour and 49 minutes. It is because the distance is 62.9 km. For a faster trip, tourists should only take Ida Bagus Mantra and Nusantara Street. Their first destination is Bangli Regency. Next, they should head to South Batur Sub-District and head to Kintamani Village right away.
Where to Stay
- Batur Mountain
- Tiing Bali Guesthouse
- The Green Hotel
- Kedaton Hotel
- Catur Dewi Hotel