Batur Lake in Bangli Regency, Bali Province


Located near to Batur Mountain, a grandiose and beautiful lake resides. The name is Batur Lake and it has become one of the best vacation spots in Bali Province of Indonesia. The location is in Kintamani Village and it belongs to Bangli Regency, actually. As people may expect, the name derives from the presence of an amazing mountain located by it. In fact, the lake resides exactly in the slope of that mountain! As for tourists, they often come to the lake to enjoy several fun activities including sightseeing, boat riding, fishing, and photography. Even the lake is suitable to enjoy relaxation due to its serenity!

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Batur Lake has several interesting features. The best one is indeed the Batur Mountain itself. The others include gazebos and boat services! What about the size? Being the biggest lake in Bali, it comes with the size of about 16 km per square and has various depths (approximately 50 meters). The location is on 1,050 meters above the sea level, so it also features cold and refreshing air. Unlike regular lakes, which become natural water source, this one focuses on tourism aspect. No wonder, the local government keeps promoting it to more people both locals and outsiders.

Exploring Batur Lake
The prime reason that makes Batur Lake popular is definitely the beauty. It is because this Indonesia site is surrounded by dense trees and the view of mountains. Plus, the atmosphere is quite refreshing with its breezing cool wind. Actually, in order to enjoy such panorama, tourists do not need to visit the lake directly. They only need to rent a room at a nearby strategic hotel and witness the scenery from up there. Still, for further memorable experiences, it is recommended to come to the lake directly.

Sightseeing is the first thing to do in Batur Lake. That means visitors can simply sit in the nearby gazebo and watch the beauty of the lake from that spot. For those who want to explore the lake, they should rent a boat service and get around the lake to their heart’s content. It is true the price is affordable, but it becomes pricier during holidays and weekends. So, make sure to come at the right time.

What is more? Most visitors also enjoy fishing in Batur Lake! It can be either carrying a personal fishing rod or rent one from a nearby service. What they need to consider is only the spot where they fish. Also, the weather affects the result of the fishing! So, everyone should only consider visiting the lake during a good weather. Otherwise, the only thing they get is a disappointment.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bali Jungle Trekking
  • Mount Batur
  • Caldera GeoPark
  • Abang Mountain

How to Get There
For those coming from Denpasar City, they should find the best transportation service and head to Batur Lake right away. The distance is 67.3 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 59 minutes. Have no worries. It becomes faster if they take Nusantara Street. Their first destination is Bangli Regency. Next, they only need to head to Kintamani Village where the lake resides.

Where to Stay

  • Darma Putra Hotel
  • Batur Volcano Guesthouse
  • Bali Sunrise Villa
  • Blacklava Hostel


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