Kintamani & Lake Batur

The village of Batur was formerly sited in the Batur crater until a violent eruption of the volcano in 1917 and again in 1926. The village was relocated to the crater rim and the surviving shrine was placed in the new temple Pura Ulun Danu. This temple is of considerable importance and is one of Bali's nine directional temples.

The villages of Batur and Kintamani now adjoin each other. The spectacular views are well worth a visit and for those more energetic, the climb up Gunung Batur is well worth the effort and affords spectacular views of sunrise and sunset from the top.