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Top Choice Indonesian in Gunung Batur Area

Pulu Mujung Warung

Easily the best option for a meal in the area, this fantastic cafe has epic volcano views. It's affiliated with the much-loved Sari Organik restaurant in Ubud. Soups are enjoyable in the cool mountain air, and you c…
Top Choice Museum in Gunung Batur Area

Batur Geopark Museum

The extraordinary geology of the Gunung Batur area is explained in fascinating detail in this new museum right near the crater rim. Using interactive displays. models and rock samples, the enormous forces that conti…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Around Danau Batur

Pura Bukit Mentik

Although completely surrounded by molten lava from the 1974 eruption, the temple itself and its impressive banyan tree were quite untouched – it's called the 'Lucky Temple'.
Hindu Temple in Gunung Batur Area

Pura Puncak Penulisan

Near the Penilusan road junction, several steep flights of steps lead to Bali's highest temple, Pura Puncak Penulisan (1745m). Inside the highest courtyard are rows of old statues and fragments of sculptures in the …
Viewpoint in Gunung Batur Area

Viewpoint

Offers an amazing panorama over three mountains: Gunung Batur, Gunung Abang and Gunung Agung.
Village in Gunung Batur Area

Kintamani & Batur

The villages of Kintamani and Batur now virtually run together. Kintamani is famed for its large and colourful market, which is held every three days. The town is like a string bean: long, with pods of development. …
Village in Around Danau Batur

Songan

Around the lake, 2km from Toya Bungkah, Songan is a large and interesting village with market gardens extending to the water's edge. At the lakeside road end is Pura Ulun Danu Batur, under the edge of the crater rim…
Village in Around Danau Batur

Trunyan

The village of Trunyan is squeezed between the lake and the outer crater rim. It is inhabited by Bali Aga people and is the kind of place that can make you feel like you've left Bali altogether. Smiles are less comm…
Cemetery in Around Danau Batur

Kuban Cemetery

About 500m beyond Trunyan, and accessible only by a hiking trail or boat, is the cemetery at Kuban (aka Kuburan). Locals don't cremate or bury their dead – they lay them out in bamboo cages to decompose. If you do d…
Hindu Temple in Around Danau Batur

Pura Pancering Jagat

The village of Trunyan is known for the Pura Pancering Jagat, which is very impressive with its seven-roofed meru. Inside the temple is a 4m-high statue of the village's guardian spirit, although tourists are not us…